What We Do Today Will Echo In The World Tomorrow

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe problems the world is facing today lead to the creation of a new environment that takes into consideration and worries about everyone equally. First, we have to provide a normal standard of living for everyone. The world has all the necessary resources for that.

The world is built in such a way that everyone can have everything he needs in his corporeal life. The rest of the fulfillment will come from the connection between us, from the feeling of the upper Light, the human degree that is above the animate one.

Today we must realize this in the masses. In the coming year we will see how an instinctive urge for that will bring people out to the streets and public squares to demand different things, and the government will have no answers. We will suddenly discover that the richest countries have nothing.

The upper governance arranges everything in a way that we would find a solution only in the connection between us. Revolutions or a redistribution of wealth from rich to poor will not help us. We have been through this, and we have seen that it only leads to the destruction of industry and commerce. The connection is the solution.

We have to explain these principles and to convey this message, this understanding, to the people until they get used to the right approach, to the right outlook. After all, we are facing a new system, which we’ve entered, like a matrix. The old world doesn’t exist anymore.

Many scientists are already writing about this. Humanity believes in science, so we should attract scientists and put them in the front. They are already discovering the integral system we are talking about. With their help we will be able to convince everyone to become an integral society. We can show people that this is the only solution to our problems.

Suppose people ask us: “How is it possible? How can we change ourselves?” Baal HaSulam wrote about it in the article “The Freedom.” For the first time in history we have the opportunity to act independently. This concerns our groups and humanity as a whole: We have to create an environment that will better us.

How is it possible to create such an environment? We have to search for the system hidden between us. We create it ourselves as a result of our attempts to guess or to imagine what it should be like. Desiring to penetrate into its structure, I actually ask myself: “Who is the Creator? How does He manage the relationships among us? How does He operate among us? How does He connect us? How does the Thought of Creation that includes all of us operate?”

By creating the form that seems right to me, I discover inside me a desire to discover the Creator. I’m just like a small child who builds model cars and ships and grows smarter namely though his efforts to build something that already exists by himself. As a result, he begins to understand, he creates things. In the same way we, too, become compatible to the Creator, unite with Him, and understand Him.

When we rise from our corporeal world, we gradually create the world of Infinity. On our way to it, we go through five worlds. Each time there are different concealments so that we build that structure in a more sophisticated way, until we create the whole system. It says that the Creator created the world of Infinity and destroyed it, and people are the ones who correct and reconstruct it on the way from the bottom up.

We have to remember this. There is great work ahead of us, a great system, and we should try to pay attention to everything in the world and in life. This is all revealed to me so that I will respond to it correctly.

Most important is not wait for the positive changes in the world because changes will be only for the worse. We have to add to whatever is happening with maximum effort from our part. We will receive a positive reaction to it every day and will hear about it in the news and not only that.

What we will do today will echo in the world tomorrow. This is exactly how everything happens. You will feel your influence over the world; you will feel that the key is in your hands. What’s important here is not to move under the pressure of suffering from behind, but to pull the world forward. Thanks to this pull, we will reach the right speed indeed.
From the 7th lesson at the Toronto Convention 9/18/11

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Toward The Wind!

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe were created as one system of the collective soul and are all interdependent. However, the upper Light leads this collective vessel to a shattering, and afterward these shattered pieces fall lower and lower, split more and more, and become increasingly distant from each other.

And when they reach the bottom, they begin to awaken, from the depths of the fall. The same Light that forced them to fall begins to awaken them and pull them back up.

That ascent is comprised of several stages and takes place primarily at the degrees of the still, vegetative, and animate nature, where the vessel operates unconsciously, being completely enslaved to the Light. However, at the human degree, we must reveal our own yearning.

The desire exists in everybody and is created by the Light “from absence,” as a reverse imprint of the Light. And the yearning is what we should develop within us by ourselves. That yearning is the true “creature” which becomes awakened and adds its intentions, efforts, and love by himself.

All this doesn’t come as a direct response to the Light’s influence; rather, it is the result of the vessel’s own seeking. Surely, the Light operates here, albeit in a concealed manner, yet there is the necessary addition here from the side of the vessel that has developed to the last, fourth, stage. That addition is its own yearning and love.

For us, it is expressed in our work against the egoistic desire revealed in us when we want to unite. We don’t feel our ego’s resistance in anything, other than with regard to bonding in the group, to annulling ourselves before its force in order to attain the quality of the general bestowal that will dwell within us, which is called the revelation of the Creator.

If a person directs himself in this way, which is called “Israel, the Torah, and the Creator are one,” in that effort, he reveals the resistance of his ego to correction. However, he should continue by all means and still try to reveal within himself at least some willingness to unite.

It’s similar to a sailboat that can’t sail directly against the wind. Yet there are special sails that assist its sailing in a zigzag manner, in the form of a rising and falling curve, and that’s how it advances—toward the wind.

This is how a person should behave as well when a person discovers that he is incapable of going against his ego, which is hindering his bonding with the group in order to annul himself before it and reveal the quality of general bestowal in it. However, he is capable of doing it in all sorts of indirect, auxiliary means.

These auxiliary means are called the environment a person builds so that it influences him. The environment will become the sail that will lead him in a zigzag manner toward the wind—and that is how he will advance!
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/21/2011, Shamati #232

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Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can we be sure that if we connect now, we will immediately see improvement in life? Maybe it will suddenly get even worse?

Answer: To the extent that we try to join together, we receive a greater revelation in feeling and understanding and the alleviation of all our states, including the corporeal ones. It all depends only on our efforts.

Even the Ari, before his death, said to his students that if they really wanted to advance, he wouldn’t be taken from them and wouldn’t have died. And now he has deceased from the world because there is no need for him. He wasn’t necessary to them. They shouted: “How could that be, we need you so much!” But actually, they didn’t need him, and he died, no longer manifesting though a physical body.

However, if we had a desire to advance in the direction of giving and uniting, we would immediately see positive results. Surely, we would not be able to measure them according to egoistic gains for otherwise, we would never be able to exit our egoism. We see them in bestowal, in our ability to connect, in the same yearning that we discover. It is called the Reflected Light, inside of which the Direct Light is revealed. After all, I wanted to be in bestowal, in unity, and now I discover that I am able to. I see my advancement in bestowal, that’s my reward.

And if I am in bestowal, I will see see improvement for the better in corporeal life as well: a normal life. This is the law of nature: Success is promised to you. There are people who have no problems with money or health, but they are not satisfied with their lives. And you reach a state where you will be satisfied from everything. Really, you will have everything! The Creator, the force of Light, doesn’t lack anything. He could print dollars for you infinitely.

The moment the direction is changed, we immediately, almost instantly, see the results. If the entire nation began to approach mutual guarantee, we would see how everything would begin to calm down: The rockets would cease to fall on us; inflation would stop; there would be fewer road accidents—all our daily life would be normalized. I am saying this in complete seriousness.

We only need to match ourselves to the law of mutual guarantee, to change our direction, each one according to his understanding. Nothing more is asked of us. In his article “The Peace,” Baal HaSulam wrote that if we accepted this law, then within just a few years we would reach full prosperity in all areas: health, standard of living, children’s education, state management, the nation’s relation to the government, and security.

After all, all of our problems originate only from the lack of our compatibility to nature. There is no other law than the balance of nature, equivalence of form. The Creator created the desire to receive and said: “He must be similar and equal to me!” And since then, everything revolves around only that. There is nothing else, starting from the first restriction and the decision to transform into being similar to Him. This is called the law of equivalence of form. If we don’t implement it, we will suffer only to agree to implement it at the end of the day.

The only freedom we have is to choose how we want to advance: by the carrot or the stick. The choice is yours.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/2/2011, Rabash’s letter

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Following The Path Of Kabbalists, Part 5

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

Through adhering to wise disciples, it is possible to receive some support. In other words, only a wise disciple can help him, and nothing else. …Hence, one must surrender before a wise disciple and accept what the wise disciple places on him without any arguments, but by way of above reason.
– Baal HaSulam, Shamati (I Heard), #105, “A Wise Disciple Bastard Precedes a High Priest Commoner

This is the nature of the world: inferior bows to superior. That’s why the silly who adopt the thoughts of the sages acquire their way of thinking. Unwillingly, they unite with the sages according with the nature of creation, and thus the world becomes corrected.
– Baal HaSulam, Fruit of the Wise – Talks, “Permanent Delight and Supreme Enslavement”

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.25.11

Writings of Rabash, Dargot HaSulam, “May You Be Inscribed in the Book of Life”
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The Book of Zohar – Selected Chapter VaYakhel (And Moses Assembled)“You Shall Make an Altar as a Place for Burning Incense,” Item 471, Lesson 23
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Talmud Eser Sefirot Part 6, Chapter 15, Item 115, Lesson 31
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Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah, Item 127, Lesson 55
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Writings of Baal HaSulam The Nation,” (Start with: “Thus the eons interchanged…”), Lesson 19
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