What’s Mine Is Mine And What’s Yours Is Mine

financial2520crisis2520causes2520spike2520in2520anti-seImagine that you’re an egoist in your own family and that you treat your family members the same way you treat the rest of the world: “maximum reception and minimum bestowal.” You lie to your son in order to get something from him, all the while feeling great as you do it! You steal your children’s food from the refrigerator and you try to con and swindle them. This is just as your attitude toward the whole world is: “work less, earn more.”

If the whole world today is interdependent and we’re all one family, whether or not we want it to be this way, our behavior towards the world is like using our children for personal benefit. 

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The Truth Belongs To Everyone

textsA question I received: When you speak of the Creator, one might think that you are talking about religion. Can you explain this in everyday, down-to-earth terminology?

My Answer: I understand that these words set off unpleasant associations and that for everyone, they are related to a myriad of stereotypes. But at the root of the biblical story is the revelation of the Upper Force to man, and no one religion is privy to that narrative. No one was ever granted the personal right of owning Him. Quite the opposite: every person has to reveal the Creator for himself. The first to do this are the ones who feel that there is something within them to correct, as it is said: “I created the evil inclination and the Torah as the means of its reform.”

The science of Kabbalah is the true Torah. Indeed, it is called “Torah-emet” (“emet” is translated as “truth”). That is why you have to understand that the entire Torah speaks only of the spiritual – and belongs to all! As one studies Kabbalah and corrects himself, he will understand the meaning of these words.

This is why we must change our attitude towards references to the Torah, Psalms and Mishneh made by Baal HaSulam and other Kabbalists. The goal is not to memorize all the words, but to feel them inside oneself.

Suppose someone memorized the entire Talmud. Do you think this means that he corrected some part of his soul? He will have to come back to this earth in another incarnation as if though he did nothing in this life. It is better to know just one sentence and, by correcting himself, to attain that part – to feel it within. This will be more valuable than a thousand memorized pages of the Talmud.

That is why you must not shy away from references to the Tanach and its interpretations by wise men; you must simply understand what they are talking about. It is difficult to convey Kabbalistic explanations using secular language. But it is not necessary. For example, the book of Psalms is read by people all around the world, and so are the Five Books of the Torah. These texts are, more or less, familiar to everyone. You just have to explain their real meaning, and a person will see that this comes to him from the original source. This source belongs to all of humanity and contains the method for correcting the soul. If a person does not use the reforming light contained in the Torah, he does not have the Torah. All he has is a book with words printed in it.

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Our Integral World Is A Circle With No Beginning Or End

upperA question I received: How can one come to hate his egoism without hating others at the same time?

My Answer: The problem with today’s world is that everyone blames everyone else. But if we are speaking of a closed, integral system, then everyone in it is to blame; no one is right or wrong. If evil exists, it’s a result of each and every one of us.

If all the cogwheels are connected with each other, there isn’t a wheel that can escape reward and punishment; they are all connected. You can’t say that someone must turn or force others to turn because of others; all move simultaneously. Therefore, our correction must be mutual. This means that we must all simultaneously decide: “Let’s stop turning in opposite directions and begin to turn the same direction, as one for the sake of the other.”

Everyone is to blame for what is happening in the world. There are no criminals or victims. We are all absolutely equally responsible for all that is bad and good. This is because we live in an integral world and the representation of an integral world is a “circle” which does not have a beginning or an end. So, there is no one to blame. Everyone contributes to everything that happens in human society.

We have to attain the nature of a whole integral system and to start treating everyone differently. If I reach the recognition of evil, I come to realize that I am the only criminal in the world.

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Playing Games With The World

what2520do2520villains2520and2520prophets2520have2520tIn the News: (from End Game):They want you dead” For the New World Order, a world government is just the beginning. Once in place they can engage their plan to exterminate 80% of the world’s population, while enabling the “elites” to live forever with the aid of advanced technology… For the first time, crusading filmmaker Alex Jones reveals their secret plan for humanity’s extermination. Jones chronicles the history of the global elite’s bloody rise to power and reveals how they have funded dictators and financed the bloodiest wars—creating order out of chaos to pave the way for the first true world empire.

My Comment: There are plenty of conspiracy theories to go around. But the answer is the same for all of them: no one in our world is able to do anything independently. Everything is determined according to the formula of our similarity to Nature (the Creator). That’s the origin of all the changes that take place within and around us. And there is only one purpose for it all: for us to be like the Creator, i.e. the quality of love and bestowal. There is not a single person or group in the world that is the decider in any respect. All we can do is either facilitate this similarity or disrupt it, thereby accelerating or delaying the process. As far as the Free Masons and other such groups are concerned, let them keep on with their games all they like.

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Making Calculations For The Benefit Of The Whole

laitman_2009-03_7958A new general system of Nature is being revealed to us today. This general system is driven by the law of universal interrelations. If we are all connected to each other, then every good or bad action influences me!

The formula for success depends on this general system and the condition of all who act within it. There isn’t a single computer or form of intelligence in the world capable of making a calculation specifically for the future. What happens if a person wants to advance according to his own desires, rather than just escaping the blows that currently assail us?

I depend on what others do and cannot change this. If I want to advance on my own accord, I must know all the conditions in advance. However, no one knows anything in advance. We all have freedom of will but how can anyone be free if he depends entirely on the conditions created by others? It’s a vicious cycle. We are incapable of commanding the situation using our common concepts of time, space and motion within our conventional egoistic and habitual ways of thinking.

There is however, a simple and logical solution. If we wish to direct such a system, we have but one possibility: we have to rise above our personal calculations and start making calculations only for the benefit of the whole, ignoring our own situation or the others’ conduct. It does not matter what kind of state that big system is in, we only have to rise above ourselves and “give” to all. This is the only correct decision in a closed system. There is no other formula for success!

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