Unity Among People Is Unique In Nature

An Invitation to an Event of Unity and DisseminationA question I received: Why can’t our human society reach the state of mutual guarantee naturally, while staying on the animate level like cells in a body?

My Answer: A human being is far too complicated a creature to connect with others this way. Here’s why.

Egoism becomes qualitatively bigger on each level of nature, going from the still level, to the vegetative, to the animate, and the human. The bigger an object’s egoism, the more individualistic it is, and the more incapable it is of uniting with others. Therefore, as one develops, one feels more separate from others.

Nowadays, it’s not only the psychologists and sociologists, but also the economists and the politicians who are discovering that the world has become interconnected and therefore we – humanity – must unite. However, they believe that they are able to do this using a corporeal method, and that everything will settle down if only we create a world bank, a world government, a world upbringing, and a world-wide connection.

However, after having a few more meetings like the recent G20 summit, they will begin to understand that they lack the method to unite. Unfortunately, before they realize this, people may have to go through great suffering, including a lack of safety, a feeling of disorientation, total powerlessness, and universal grief. People cannot bear to be in a state of uncertainty, since constant alarm is worse than death. Our minds cannot function under such circumstances. Yet all of this may happen in order for us to realize that the only way to achieve unification among us is to rise above our egoistic nature.

This is not so on the still, vegetative, and animate levels, where all of nature and its parts are instinctively, naturally interconnected. They supplement each other and interact with each other harmoniously, without any freedom of choice or any decision-making.

Unification between people, however, can only be achieved when each person does it consciously. Unlike the other levels of nature, the Creator did not just make us unite by giving us instincts for this. Our unification is possible only if we acquire the quality of bestowal and love, where everyone participates and joins with everyone. To do this, we have to rise above ourselves and our egoism, and achieve the Biblical commandment of “love your neighbor as yourself.”

This is how the quality of the Creator will be revealed among us, and we will become similar to Him. We will then understand why He acted this way in regard to us.

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Let’s Attain Correction Before War

laitman_2009-03_8163In the News (translated from VZ): History shows that when the capital of banks and industry merge, global wars occur. We don’t yet understand whether the world financial crisis will necessarily give rise to a new world war. However, historians have already warned us of this possibility.

The world’s politicians are forced to acknowledge that they don’t know what is the cause of the current crisis. Humanity’s main problem is that it does not know where it is going. We are starting to understand that it’s necessary to make a breakthrough in our consciousness.

My Comment: Conclusions such as this give me hope that Kabbalah’s suggestions will be heard. Otherwise, we will suffer a third and even fourth world wars, and only the small fraction of humanity that will remain alive will reach the goal – adhesion with Nature or the Creator.

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The Crisis Is A Negative Revelation Of Spirituality

love-is-providing-others-with-the-means-to-fulfill-their-point-in-the-heart1A question I received: You have said that we, meaning the world, have reached a state where we are already bound into one whole or one vessel. And according to Nature’s (the Creator’s) plan, this vessel must be filled with the sensation of the Upper Level of existence. However, we don’t feel our connection clearly and the state of the world has no precedents in the past. Could you please explain the meaning of this?

My Answer: Today we are revealing a global, integral connection among us, the effect of a “small village” or the Butterfly Effect. However, we are revealing an egoistic connection between us, together with universal interdependence. Thus, we are finding that we are unable to sustain correct, kind connections among us. This is called “a broken vessel,” because our connection is wrong.

Therefore, the current crisis is a revelation of our spiritual state. Throughout all of human history, until now, we existed on the level of our world. But we are now discovering the next level of Nature through seeing the interconnectedness between all parts of nature.

The world has to understand and internalize this level. After all, we have never been in this situation before. We have always thought of spirituality as something up in the sky, in other galaxies, beyond the boundaries of the universe, or in another dimension. Yet now spirituality is actually being revealed inside us, but it’s being revealed in the uncorrected form – the egoistic connections between us.

Baal HaSulam writes: “We are all one family.” And we are a family even if all of its members hate one another. The connection between us is spiritual. But it’s uncorrected because it’s egoistic. Our task is to correct it, to turn it to, “Love your neighbor as yourself”.

Spirituality has never been revealed in all of history before us. This is why our generation is called “the generation of the Messiah,” where the word Messiah originates from the word Limshoch – “to pull” ourselves out of egoism.

Thus, the crisis is the revelation of the broken connection between us. It is not an economic, financial, political or ecological crisis, but a crisis of the relationships between us. And that is what we are now revealing.

We have to give everyone (including ourselves) an explanation of the state we are in. Like a sick person, if we find the cause of our illness, we will be able to cure ourselves. By following the advice of Kabbalists, we can create the right connection between us – that of love and bestowal. We will then find ourselves in a perfect world!

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This Crisis Is Different Than Anything We Have Seen Before

egoWe are living in a special time, because our uncorrected spiritual state is being revealed through the uncorrected connections between people. This uncorrected form is being revealed on purpose, so we will correct it.

All the previous crises were meant to increase our egoism, whereas the current crisis is revealing that our own egoism is destroying us. In all the previous phases of our development, we continued to think that egoism would bring about greater development. Even fifty years ago in America, everyone saw themselves as the generation that will make progress, attain prosperity and achieve greater consumption. But today all of this egoism and consumption have ended.

For the first time, we are revealing that our egoism is destructive. Everyone is arriving at the same conclusion, because this is how our shattered spiritual state is being revealed. The entire world of yesterday, which was founded on egoism, egoistic advancement and exploitation, is no more.

But the crisis continues, and it will not stop. The blows will keep coming one after another, until we reveal their purpose, discover the medicine and agree to take it.

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Anti-Semitism And The Economic Crisis

advice1In the News (from Boston Review): In order to assess explicit prejudice toward Jews, we directly asked respondents “How much to blame were the Jews for the financial crisis?” Among non-Jewish respondents, a strikingly high 24.6 percent of Americans blamed “the Jews” a moderate amount or more, and 38.4 per cent attributed at least some level of blame to the group.

My Comment: They are right, but on the other hand, see Items 70-71 of the “Introduction to the Book of Zohar.”

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Will It Take A World War To End The Crisis?

confirmIn the News (from The Financial Times):Germany warns on global inflation after crisis” The world could face high inflation and a “crisis after the crisis” when the global economy recovers, Peer Steinbrück, German finance minister, has warned. “I am concerned that the counter measures we are seeing around the world, financed by enormous amounts of debts, could be paving the road to the next crisis,” Mr Steinbrück told Bild, a tabloid daily.

My Comment: The crises will continue until we discover their real cause, which is not paper money, but our relationships. We have to correct ourselves. The question is: Will we do this before a world war or after?

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