When The Sick Are Not Ready To Be Treated

Dr. Michael LaitmanThere are three stages before us. First of all, we need to realize the evil of our egoism (1). Realize it to such degree so that we want to rise above egoism, to attain the quality of Bina (2). And then we attain Keter (3), meaning we use our egoism for the sake of bestowal.

The first stage is the preparation period. Then, once we rise to the degree of Bina, we already perceive the spiritual world and become included in the world of Atzilut. Afterwards, we begin to raise all of our evil to the world of Atzilut, turning it into good, bestowal.

We are only able to realize all of these stages with the power of Light. It is written: “I created the evil inclination (our egoism), and I created the Torah because the Light in it reforms.” The problem is that humanity is unaware of the force intended to correct our egoism, and this is why people are very confused and do not know how to go on.

A critical time which will be followed by a wave of problems as serious as mass rioting, revolutions, and wars between nations and countries has arrived. Kabbalah warns that the situation can get to the point of a third and even a fourth world war. The suffering will continue to increase until humanity finds the method of correction, the remedy which can only come from the Light.

This is why the method of Kabbalah was revealed to people at the dawn of time, 5771 years ago, when egoism just started to appear in man. It has continued to develop gradually until our time, the stage when we are beginning to perceive our egoism as evil. And now, the few people who were developing this method of correction for us can finally present it as a cure.

It needs to be explained to humanity similar to the way a doctor explains an illness to his patient, telling him what illness he has, what the treatment will be, and how to become healthy again since there is a treatment. And if we hurry and present the world with the cure, people will not need to look for it under the pressure of problems and misery which will force them to find this only solution anyway.

After one person killed over seventy people in Norway, Norwegian television has prohibited cruelty and violence. Why are we only able to learn when things like this happen? Why can’t we do the right thing ahead of time? Are we really this clueless? Why do we create such an awful environment for our children and force them to learn through hostility and competition? Why do children’s games teach them to kill or profit as much as possible? Why don’t we give them the message of unity? After all, in reality we are only shooting ourselves; we are cutting the branch we are sitting on.

Will it take a Norwegian scenario or a similar situation of massive proportion that menaces a world war to wake us up? Is that the only way for us to understand that it is enough, that we cannot do this anymore? We still do not see real advancement. People are not becoming smarter. What other misfortunes are we waiting for? We cannot wait for them!

We need to go to the people now, be patient and good with them, as if we are speaking to a patient who doesn’t understand why he feels sick yet. The pain is only covering his eyes and ears a little more. We need to be gentle and understanding with him. Even if he is against it, even if he curses us and doesn’t want to hear anything, we still need to keep trying, searching for ways to approach him in a loving yet decisive way and explain to him that there is no other solution.

We do not negate any methods, we do not reject anything. At the end of the day, we do not oppose egoism directly, and this is why we do not plan on crushing any movement, approach, or party. It is impossible, and we don’t need to destroy these egoistic structures, the same way we don’t need to destroy the ego within us.

We only need to strive for unity above all disagreements. And then all the different egoistic forms in us and in the external world, cultural and all other differences will turn into bestowal, love, and unity. Everyone will bring his penny into this unity, not through coercion, but gently, in a positive way.
From Lesson 3, the Germany Convention 8/6/2011

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