The Method Of Integral Connection

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn principle, all of the science of Kabbalah is intended only to show people how to quickly and properly ascend above our egoistic desire, above our egoistic nature, because that nature is very deep, powerful, and terrifying, and it is practically impossible for a person to rise above it. But if man takes this method, Kabbalah, then very gradually, he can nevertheless change himself. And if he doesn’t, then he will be driven to this by suffering.

Therefore, Kabbalah waited for our time when it would be able to become revealed and help people shift from the previous state, in which we existed until recently, into the next state, the future, where we are obligated to be interconnected with one another in a global, integral system. And today, nature is already showing us how global and interconnected it is, and how much its global connections are already starting to penetrate into human society.

Therefore, involuntarily, we already exist in a global, integral connection with one another. But this connection is being lowered upon us from above, not yet having formed inside of us. By ourselves, inside of us, we are still not connected together globally and integrally.

Therefore, in our current life calculations, intentions, actions, changes, values, and aspirations, we do not take into account the common system that we are in, but think only of ourselves as distinct, separate elements. That is where a problem arises because today we can no longer estimate our behavior and actions and their probable consequences while taking only ourselves into consideration. If we do that, we won’t accomplish anything. We have to consider the entire, huge system in which we exist against our will.

Therefore, Kabbalah tells us about how to attain this integral nature so we could communicate with each other properly and correctly estimate our actions so we won’t make mistakes. Otherwise, if we continue operating in the narrow plane of our egoism, without conforming to this system of forces in which we exist, we will constantly experience an ever increasing crisis.

In order to liberate us from this difficult, lengthy, and tragic path, the science of Kabbalah is being revealed in our time, showing us how we can be interconnected with one another, how we can position ourselves correctly in relation to the environment, and how we can estimate our actions correctly in order to truly receive good bestowal from them.

This is equally true for each separate individual, as well as nations, governments, and the whole world. That is to say, the issue at stake is for every one of us and all of humanity as a whole to acquire an inner, integral nature so we could act only based on our sensation of cohesion. Then we will act correctly and nature will always react to our proper actions benevolently.

In order to make all of this come true, the science of Kabbalah is becoming revealed to us.
From the Sunday Virtual Lesson Series 7/31/2011

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Top British Scientist: “The World We See Is Make-Believe”

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from “The human brain creates its own version of reality, and the world we see around us is mostly make-believe, according to a top British scientist [Bruce Hood, Ph.D.]….

“’A lot of the world is make-believe. We’re only aware of a fraction of what’s going on,’ Prof. Hood told The (London) Times. ‘We have this impression of an expansive panorama in front of our eyes, but all we are ever seeing is an area the size of our thumbs at an arm’s distance. The rest is filled in, as the brain creates a stable environment.’

“He added, ‘Though you might think you’re an individual and captain of your ship, a lot of processes are being controlled by those around you and your environment’….

“‘One thing I guarantee is that I will leave the audience wondering if they can ever trust their brain again,’ he said.”

My Comment: Kabbalah says that we live in an imaginary world painted by our egoistic properties. If we acquire the higher properties, opposite to egoism, we will feel the true, upper, external, and eternal world and begin to exist in the newly acquired properties forever as well (see “Perception” section).

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You Get What You Order

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What does it mean that “Above, they always agree with a person’s choice as to what spiritual degree he desires to reach”?

Answer: Above, they always agree with how high a person wants to ascend, what his desire and intention are. The Creator lays down the law and does not change it, as it is written: “The law is set and cannot be broken.” It creates the desire to enjoy, and these two forces, bestowal and reception, begin to work in the universe. And it is the created being that sets the balance between them.

The force of bestowal that comes from the Creator is absolute, unlimited, and invariable. The Absolute cannot change; He is always ready to serve you. To what extent? He is ready to serve you as much as you want, but only to the extent that you want it.

In other words: “The upper one always agrees with the decisions of the lower one.” The Creator doesn’t interfere in our decisions; in fact, everything is done solely by Him but because you engage Him. He does everything, but always on your demand. It is as if you are always writing and sending your demands to Him: Do this or that, for the benefit or detriment—and it is so constantly. And He carries everything out.

It is said: “The shop is open, and the hand is writing,” meaning that we enter His store and take anything we want on credit regardless of whether or not we wish to repay. This is the way the Creator set up the universe: He works according to the law of absolute love and bestowal. And to whatever degree you are “for” or “against” this law, you will feel accordingly. And this very feeling will push you forward.

If you act in order to consciously bring yourself to bestowal, then the law will affect you positively, and you will feel less and less difference between it and you. However, if you don’t want to get closer to it or you move even farther away, you’ll feel worse and worse. But this feeling will still push you to return.

However, on the Creator’s part there is no change. After all, if He could change, he would not be called the Absolute as it would mean that He could be better or worse. And so it is said: “I do not change my HaVaYaH,” that is, “the law is set and cannot be broken.”
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/29/2011, Shamati #61

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The Solution Is In Unity

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion: (Dragutin Matanovic, senior adviser to the Interior Minister of Serbia, the chairman of the Socialist Party of Serbia, “Speaking of the civilization crises, Matanovic emphasized the three factors: the end of the oil era, the end of cheap food supply era, and the increase in Earth’s temperature. It brings about the collapse of neoliberalism and the end of capitalism in general.

“Oil is a non-renewable resource: 90 percent of all production uses oil, and there is no alternative to it….The end of oil will cause conflicts and wars….

“The collapse of neoliberalism implies the destruction of the idea of ​​European unity. As a consequence, nationalistic and left-wing parties come to power in Europe.…

“The EU policy towards other the new members of EU and the countries of the former Soviet Union… is to destroy their industry and agriculture. It’s because the production capacity in the West is huge, and they need just a market for their goods, not competitors.”

“As Dr. Henry Kissinger said: ‘Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls energy can control whole continents; who controls money controls the world.’”

My Comment: These are all the signs of decaying capitalism, or rather, global egoism in all the countries and governments. Now, we only have to realize that the way out of the complete collapse is in total unity. There is no other way out because this is the condition of nature. We have to search together how to achieve this.

And then, suddenly, the eyes will open, and a new method of correction of human nature, changing it precisely for a correct connection, will be found. And the reward, besides achieving perfection in this world and on the planet, is the revelation of the new level of existence—eternal and perfect.

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Kabbalists On Spiritual Work In The Group, Part 1

Dr. Michael LaitmanDear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.

The Purpose of Society

We [those who sense the point in the heart] have gathered here to establish a society [a connection between us above egoism of each] for all who wish to follow the path [towards the revelation of the Creator] and method of Baal HaSulam, the way by which to climb the degrees of man [“Adam” from the word “Edame” or similar to the Creator] and not remain as a beast [if one remains in one’s natural egoistic property].
– The Rabash, Rabash—the Social Writings, “Purpose of Society (1)

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