It is written, “There is none else besides Him,” meaning, the upper Light is always at absolute rest and always influences us with goodness. But on the other hand, it is written, “The monster will swallow it and spew it out,” and indeed, we see that no matter how many efforts we make, everything disappears. Months go by as we work, exerting in the intention to the best of our ability, but it all ends up useless.
Yet it’s impossible for any action to exist in nature without bringing any result, whether good or bad. Of course, the result is always there and it does not disappear anywhere. The results just seem to disappear to us because the actions and thoughts of the past become forgotten, and at every moment I am like a new person.
But where is all of this saved? In our desire, at its very depth! If we make any action with our desire, intention, or effort, with all of the reality that is depicted to us by this desire, regardless of it being correct or not, then it no longer disappears.
Everything that any person or any element of creation does, any part of it – whether still, vegetative, animate, or human, according to its level – everything is swallowed inside of Malchut, the desire that exists in creation.
But if a person has the aspiration to attain bestowal, then his actions become special. Even if he acts for his own sake for now (Lo Lishma), he forgets that he has to give pleasure to the Creator and does not know when he will ever achieve this.
All of a person’s actions (in the group, in his attitude to the study) are completely egoistic for now, and they are swallowed by the “impure force” (Klipa), meaning his egoistic desires in which he acted at that moment. His desires and thoughts were aimed at his own benefit, and the action turned out egoistic. Yet everything is preserved and nothing disappears. After all, a person nevertheless makes efforts in the state he was given, and he has to gradually grow.
And when he reaches a stage where the sum of the efforts he made, his attempts and the group that he organized for himself, produce a result, then all of his accumulations, which are preserved in the impure desires without his awareness, suddenly appear and come out in the form of corrected desires. Then he receives them and continues moving onward with them.
This happens all the time, and it is a very important principle. We have to understand that every action is beneficial, even if it’s egoistic. And all of our actions, which we make over many months, eventually gather together in order to suddenly become revealed.
And when at times a person manages to attain a slightly greater aspiration to bestowal, even one that is still “Lo Lishma,” but is already closer to “Lishma,” then he starts to gain a better understanding and sensation of the past. He realizes what he has gone through and what has happened to him.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/19/11, Shamati
Question: We are trying to teach the world about unity, but an egoistic one for now. How can we later raise people to the level of love for the Creator?
Answer: They will make this transition under our guidance. After all, we are leading them into the framework of the new upbringing, rather than just gushing in front of the public.
People will have to enter the network of upbringing, which envelops every age group, from 0 until 120, and which is in effect from now until the end of correction, throughout all times. Everyone will have to undergo an unceasing process of upbringing. Say, a third of the day will be spent on work, and two thirds on upbringing, which is also work in and of itself.
Then, through a gentle, customary presentation, we will explain to people the principles of Baal HaSulam, adapted to the whole world. After all, the science of Kabbalah talks about the will to enjoy and the will to bestow pleasure, about their relationships and interactions, about how to correct our nature. There is nothing “virtual,” imaginary, “spiritual,” or mystical about it. It is talking about forces that act inside of you.
By revealing them more and more, you will see that no one is forcing you to “float up in the clouds.” “Spirituality” is the intention for bestowal. If I attained bestowal to another person, that means I am spiritual. But if I care for myself, then I am material. Our relationships, which are based on bestowal, are the spiritual world, whereas our current relationships are the material world.
But we are not even talking about any kind of “worlds.” After all, it’s difficult for a person to give up his old notions, and therefore he will become confused. Therefore, we are giving him simple explanations, presenting the entire science of Kabbalah without any special terminology, with scientific words.
We have to build up this system of upbringing so we could gradually give people the knowledge about human nature. Nothing more than that is necessary. We are talking about man’s nature, which is the only thing that was created.
Thanks to this, a person will constantly develop until he discovers what lies on the outside – the system of his interconnection with others. And in it, he will reveal the Creator.
In practice, we can give explanations in terms of perception of reality: A person isn’t even revealing a connection with others, but himself. The desires that appear external and alien to him become revealed as his own. It turns out that this is him. By bringing the external parts closer to himself, it’s as if he sews them on, implants them, and joins together the separated organs of his body. And according to this, he feels and reveals the perfect reality.
Now I see only what is present in a small part of the broken body. But the more parts I reunite with it, the more I reveal in it.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/19/11, “Arvut”
Answer: Yes. We could direct scientists to address the governments on the top and the people on the bottom. It’s as if we are approaching from aside and mixing in with this middle layer of intelligent, thinking people and scientists. We bring them to a common task, to a common opinion, and elicit them to address the higher and lower layers.
We don’t have any other opportunity. We cannot do this on our own because we are armed with a method that appears unrealistic to both. And if we will wait until they discern that it is realistic, we will be letting the world slide down to the path of suffering.
Question: Are we striving to build this address on a reasonable basis?
Answer: Of course. Only on a reasonable basis. Every person has to be addressed according to his desire. And that includes the Creator as well: If I want to establish a connection with Him, then I have to act in agreement with His desire. He wants to bestow to me – and that’s wonderful. I give him this opportunity. I open myself up for His gifts, and this is reception for the sake of bestowal.
I am always working with someone else’s desire because otherwise I do not make contact with others, but on the contrary, I close myself off inside. At first I have to feel the desire of the neighbor, be it a desire of the masses, of scientists, of my friend, of the group, or of the Creator. After that I work according to this desire. For what? For unification. In what way? However this desire dictates to me.
Incidentally, this is why advertising agencies first hold surveys in order to discern what people think, what they want, and what they are drawn to. Everyone who works with the public and desires to achieve success is always holding his hand on the pulse of his audience. How else can they go about it? If you want to speak to a certain part of the people, then you have to know their desires. These are basic truths.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/19/11, “Arvut”
In the news: “The world’s population is projected to surge past 9 billion before 2050 and then reach 10.1 billion by the end of the century if current fertility rates continue at expected levels.” (Source: un.org)
“Food production must double by 2050 to meet the demand of the world’s growing population and innovative strategies are needed to help combat hunger, which already affects more than 1 billion people in the world.” (Source: un.org)
“Humanity’s Ecological Footprint – the demand people place upon the natural world – has increased to the point where the Earth is unable to regenerate renewable resources at the rate we are using them.” (Source: Footprintnetwork.org)
“Ecological overshoot means that humanity is living beyond the planet’s ability to sustain us. Today the focus is on carbon, but climate change is happening as we approach other critical limits as well, in fisheries, forests, cropland, and water.” (Source: Footprintnetwork.org)
My comment: We have crossed the limit and are already falling into the abyss. Our methods cannot stop the fall. But if we begin to build between ourselves integral, honest connections, if we seek similarity with nature, we will draw upon ourselves the influence of the integral forces of nature and carry on our renewal.
The integral forces of nature are billion times greater than the forces acting on us, but they are concealed from us by the condition of equivalence: Our properties do not match them.
However, as we desire to integrate everyone into a single system, we will begin to attract the forces hidden in this system. They will correct us in accordance with them, include us into this system, and bring about changes in the entire world, at every level: still, vegetative, and animate.
It is necessary to realize that the forces of the integral world induce all the symptoms of multi-crisis in our world, and only they can correct it.
Answer: So, the question sounds like this: How can I justify myself for thinking that my friend has seemingly lost the intention? One has to relate to it in two ways: Externally, I should help him with practical actions. Internally, I should justify him and think that if I were him, I would have fallen much deeper.
And even deeper within myself, I say that I see him fallen only because the Creator made me see it this way. And all this is done so that I rise above this thought and consider that he is totally corrected, and I am not corrected if I see him so fallen. As it is said: “Every person judges according to his own flaws.”
The key is to understand that it is like we are in a crystalline lattice; we are in the force field of the Creator Who manages all our states. And therefore, you need to consider a friend as the Creator’s representative who shows you some of His attitudes towards you. You have to view the entire group and even the world and yourself in this way.
You are given a site where you should always put things in order and bring it to the final corrected state. You must correct your sight to see the world at the end of correction (Gmar Tikkun). Through this, you will reach the end of your correction.
Indeed, nothing changes in spirituality; even now you are in an absolutely perfect state. Why do you see its exact opposite, this broken world and everybody uncorrected?
Yet, if you disseminate the method of correction in the world and desire to attain the corrected state together with everyone else as much as possible, you will be correcting yourself and transferring these parts which seem external to you into internal ones.
When you will pray, you will judge yourself and want to change. As a result, you will come to a state where everything will be connected, and the upper Light will be revealed in these connected parts. Then, externality and internality will become equal.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/17/2011, Writings of Rabash
Opinion: (George Soros, billionaire investor, Chairman of Soros Fund Management and of the Open Society Institute, project-syndicate.org): “The process of European integration reached its apogee with the Maastricht Treaty and the introduction of the euro. But the euro was an incomplete currency: it had a central bank but no central treasury….
“German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted that there should be no joint EU guarantee; each country would have to take care of its own institutions. That was the root cause of today’s euro crisis….
“As the largest creditor, Germany could dictate the terms of assistance, which were punitive and pushed debtor countries towards insolvency. Meanwhile, Germany benefited from the euro crisis, which depressed the exchange rate and boosted its competitiveness further.
As integration has turned into disintegration, the role of the European political establishment has also reversed, from spearheading further unification to defending the status quo. As a result, anyone who considers the status quo undesirable, unacceptable, or unsustainable has had to take an anti-European stance. And, as heavily indebted countries are pushed towards insolvency, nationalist political parties – for example, Finland’s True Finns – have grown stronger, alongside more established counterparts elsewhere in Europe….
“The European elite needs to revert to the principles that guided the Union’s creation….
“We should look for a European solution rather than national ones. ‘True Europeans’ ought to outnumber true Finns and other anti-Europeans in Germany and elsewhere.”
My comment: It is amazing how much money was invested in advertising the unification of Europe, and how little care was taken to educate Europeans about the spirit of integration. Egoism is growing, contradictions are being manifested, but there is no strong goal-oriented promotion of the need for integration. Obviously, the basis of this union has always been and still is the desire for individual, near-sighted profit.
The End Of The Pretty Model Of European Union
Everyone Is For Unification, But How Can It Be Done?
Globalization Is The Source Of Conflicts
Opinion: (М. Khazin, financial analyst, mk.ru): “Jean-Claude Trichet, a longstanding head of the European Central Bank, has called for more rigorous budgetary control. He said that the EU had shown ‘gross negligence’ by not respecting the European Stability and Growth Pact which limits the size of budget deficits. Why? The pact infractions were necessary to continue welfare benefits.…
“But then, under conditions of falling demand, the standard of living will fall as well. In other words, his appeal is pure demagogy: He gives intentionally unrealistic advice to “keep his hands clean.” Why was he silent when the states and the citizens were taking knowingly bad loans? Trichet justifies himself by saying that he had nothing to do with it: “I told them, but they wouldn’t listen to me….
“Germany is the main exporter to the US from the EU and therefore, can afford more than the rest of the EU countries. However, with falling demand in the US, its condition will deteriorate. The EU has built a pretty model based on growing demand in the US, which is built on the dollar emission, not the euro. But now the “joy” is over, while the desire to save the model built in the EU remains. Yet, it is impossible.…”
America And Europe Are Sinking Together
The Eurozone Will Fall Apart In Two Years
The Economy Is A Copy Of Social Relations
Answer: A lot of things are happening in the world. Some people already understand that we are approaching a crisis or catastrophe. When speaking in Europe with those who are versed in economics, I felt a mixture of anxiety and fear. Learned people do not understand what is to happen next and have no idea how we will find a way out of the predicament we are in.
They say that in the last two or three centuries, humanity became trapped. Thirty years ago, the study confirming that the consumer society can develop steadily to infinity claimed the Nobel Prize. The human ego just could not see that one day the feast would come to an end.
But wait a minute, what about the natural resources? And what about human nature? Our ego was so blinded by its own “success” that we were unwilling to acknowledge the obvious.
A few years ago in our discussions with leading economists, they denied any possibility of a crisis. Such is the human ego; it is arranged so that it does not allow us to see it. Even the most brilliant experts take its bait, no matter how clever they are. The reason is human nature.
Today, many VIPs prefer not to think about tomorrow. There is no escape; nothing can be done; come what may. And this pain, this confusion, we cannot succumb to. After all, on one hand, they have billions in their pockets, while on the other, billions of people have nothing to eat.
As a result, there is talk of world war, that should get rid of half of humanity. They see this as a “solution.” Logically, there is no other solution: Sources of energy are depleted, and the economy can no longer stay on edge. Therefore, the revival is possible only after the mass destruction.
No one is acting in this direction intentionally, yet everything is headed there out of despair, by the nature of things. World War II was the result of a process caused by the Great Depression, and the same scenario could be repeated today. For example, today nearly all believe that the common European market is counting its days.
Under the circumstances, we, on our part, have to make sure that the name of the Good Who does Good emerges as a living sensation in all humanity, in all people, in the collective vessel, one common soul, which was initially created, in order to feel it in its original form and as quickly as possible.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/17/2011, Baal HaSulam’s Letter No. 13