Let Us Open The Faucet Of Love For Each Other


A question I received: You say that if a person has a natural inclination to help the needy, this is not the same as loving others. Can you please explain what “loving others” means then?

My Answer: “Love of others” is a special quality that comes to a person during the correct study of Kabbalah. This quality enables a person to sense the interdependence between everyone and the need to fulfill others through himself. It is similar to a lover who wants to fill the object of his desire.

“Love of others” begins from its opposite – the revelation of hatred, rejection and separation from others. This is how one first feels when he reveals his complete dependence on others. It is as though the faucet that dispenses the air you breathe is under someone else’s control. One reveals that he is completely and utterly dependent on the whole world, and everyone is dependent on his kind behavior toward them. He reveals that he is the only one who determines his state by having good or bad relationships with the world.

Every day, this sensation of dependence grows and one becomes more reliant on others in order to receive basic necessities such as water, bread, work and security. This is how the global, integral system is revealed to us, and we start seeing the Butterfly Effect in action. At the same time, we also reveal our hatred toward each other and that our egoism produces this hatred in all people of this world!

The image of utter interdependence among all people that is being revealed to a person makes him desire to “open the faucet” for everyone. And this is what “love of others” is.

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How Can The Whole World Become As One Family?

world1A question I received: Recently you mentioned that a corrected society is like one family, where the profit earned by different corporations and industries will be used for the benefit of the entire country and the whole world. How will this affect our lives? Will the whole country work for the sake of the whole world?

My Answer: We are not talking about this kind of a connection among countries yet. However, Baal HaSulam says that this model can be built in one country. All the corporations that exist in that country and all the people living there would work according to the principle of brotherhood, without the aim of receiving a profit. In other words, people would work and then contribute their profits to the country’s common treasury, and the sages that head the country will determine how to distribute the surplus in the best way possible.

The law is very simple: each person receives exactly as much as he needs for a normal life. And it does not matter if we are talking about a single person or a huge enterprise.

In the article, “The Future Generation,” Baal HaSulam writes that we should first create a small organization whose majority will be altruists. This organization would include all the forms of government, and gradually the entire world will join it. This organization will be like the central point of the world, surrounded by nations and governments, and everyone will have one program and one leadership.

If you have trouble envisioning this, then just think of the whole of humanity as one family. This is what Nature demands of us. Our task is to organize ourselves in this manner as quickly as possible, and to explain to everyone that this is for our own benefit. This is the aim of Kabbalah’s dissemination around the world.

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North America’s Strength Is Its Equivalence To Nature’s Integrity

a20new20years20wish20to20the20worldA question I received: Do people living in North America have a special role? Do they have a special place in the common correction?

My Answer: It’s not a coincidence that the world is divided into the New World and the Old World. The Old World – Europe and Asia, has been populated since prehistoric times, whereas massive colonization of the American continent started only two or three centuries ago.

North America is a miniature model of the entire world, which is why it sets the example for the rest of the world. America has a greater potential to develop than other parts of the world, and not because of economics, technology or government, but due to the power of its diverse system, which includes representatives of the entire world on equal standing. America’s strength is its equivalence to Nature’s integrity!

The social, national, economic and governmental structures existing in the American society gives the American people the ability to reach a quicker understanding of the true cause of the crisis and the method of its correction.

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The World We See Is A Picture In Our Brain

ourA question I received: You saying that everything we perceive is the picture that our brain depicts against the background of white Light, from Reshimot that constantly emerge from our memory into our consciousness like links in a chain. Therefore, what we take for external occurrences are actually pictures that are played in our mind.

I agree with this, but there is one thing that confuses me: what happens in case of an accident, when a car (a picture in my brain) can physically damage the brain itself, and even cause my whole body to die?

My Answer: Your problem is that you perceive part of the picture as taking place outside of you, and part of it – as happening inside. This is what causes the confusion.

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The Difference Between This Crisis And The Previous Ones

wordsA question I received: What is a regular crisis, and how does the current crisis differ from previous ones?

My Answer: A regular, classic crisis is caused by overproduction, where a decrease in demand causes a decrease in production, which results in a rise of unemployment and decrease in income. This in turn causes further decrease in demand. One thing leads to another until this downward spiral contracts to a point.

The current crisis is different because it was not caused by overproduction, but by the revelation of our global egoism. We have reached the ceiling of our individual egoistic development, and the only way we can develop from here on is by improving the connection between us, rather than by advancing individually.

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