Egyptian Officials: Outside Agitators Behind Riots

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (From “Egypt’s Justice Minister said in a television interview Sunday that the riot in Cairo in which the Israeli embassy was trashed, along with a series of other violent riots that took place in Egypt over the weekend, were the work of ‘foreign powers in the region who fear that what happened in Egypt could happen to them.’ Abed al-Aziz al-Jundi said that the rioters were attempting to harm the security of Egypt, and that ‘all Egyptian citizens are in shock over what happened.’

“al-Jundi said he had received intelligence reports that show that huge sums of money had been donated by unnamed ‘neighboring states’ to local ‘charities’ and organizations that organized the riots. He added that the study proves that the purpose of these groups was to bring down the Egyptian government.”

My Comment: This is the new technology of reshaping the world: to wage war against other nations by their own forces and citizens. There is no way to counteract this but to unite the nation around the idea of mutual guarantee as a means to cure society of all its problems.

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Unity As The Method Of Solving The Crisis, Part 7

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion: (George Soros, billionaire financier, Chairman of Soros Fund Management): “A whole new world order, including a new financial order and rules, involving international cooperation, is imperative.

“The United State’s position, as a current economic and political superpower, may be threatened if a true global effort is not initiated. The alternative is terrifying because a superpower losing both political and economic governance, with military dominance, is a dangerous situation. Peace by democratic countries is no longer the chosen method. The financial crisis has undeniably taken its toll on the United States population, forcing them to face a harsh reality.

“The main culprit, by far, is the collective lack of awareness that a broken system is amongst us. Reinvention of any system requires all hands on deck.The world’s future seriously depends on global awareness and cooperation.”

My Comment: The new world order is not the same order as it appears to the leaders of global capital. They are not suitable to create it, and all their actions today are towards the destruction of the world in order to postpone its collapse for at least one day. The new world order should be created by people with an integral, not egoistic, way of thinking, which perceives the world as one family, and not as a cash cow.…

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Under The Banner Of Love

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What examples of mutual guarantee can we present? How can we show concern for a fellow human being? Should we organize protests in favor of those on hunger strikes or for Gilad Shalit who has been a prisoner of war for several years?

Answer: If this stems from our desire to support the connection between us, from the yearning for love toward others and unity, then everything is correct. However, if the external actions are motivated by a lust for power and self-affirmation, there will be no success.

Having advanced a little further, we will have to learn and teach others that there is no work and no effort except that aimed at connection. Everything comes only from there. Do you want Gilad Shalit back? Unite more strongly. Do you want to end poverty and provide everybody with affordable housing? Unite more strongly. Do you want to reduce the cost of food? Unite with each other, and you will see how everything gets better, gently and nicely.

Only unity and love can help us. It all comes down to one principle: “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

You can shout and rebel as much as you want—this will bring only new failures and problems. Bad news will come from everywhere, and the nation will split into many parties, plunging into frictions and quarrels. If you do not follow the principle of love your neighbor as yourself, if you do not come into compliance with the all-encompassing power of nature, which builds and corrects everything, then all is lost. Nothing will help you. Protests will lead to destruction like in Egypt. There is a living example of a country devastated by violence.

Therefore, we have only the law, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” If you want to go to a demonstration with this, please do. We already took to the streets the motto about mutual guarantee, which is above all. It is said that love covers all transgressions, and that is why you can inscribe it on your banner.

However, all the other slogans are vicious and destructive at their core. If you demand lower prices on cottage cheese, they will be reduced at the expense of something else, and as a result, you will get nothing.

We must require correction, but not additions that will cause cuts elsewhere. We want the correction of the world that will raise us all. Protesters try to demonstrate their strength, desiring to snatch something from others, but this is not correction. Ascent should be universal, not selective. One should not rise at the expense of another.

To do this, we need the Light that Reforms. So, apart from unity, we have nothing else to ask. Other methods will not help, but on the contrary, will be devastating. That is why today’s leaders, politicians, and financiers can do nothing with the global crisis.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/26/2011, “The Nation”

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Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Today, the people in Israel agree with the idea of mutual guarantee. It is as if we are convincing those who are already convinced. What concrete steps can we offer them?

Answer: First of all, we need to include them in the network of dissemination. The message passes on better via contacts and talks between people, rather than through the Internet. Besides this, we need to create various virtual games and formats leading to unity so that they make a strong impression on a person, similar to films and video clips. Finally, invite people to the conventions and festivals for an evening or for a few days.

As for the Internet, it presents tons of opportunities such as games (adults love them as much as children) and theatrical plays. The entire culture must cross over to that path. Even simple theatrical skits that visually illustrate our messages and give the right examples are very important.

We should diversify the explanations and vary their depth relative to what a person can absorb. For example, at first, he will watch a movie revealing the concepts in general. Then, an historian will tell him how things used to be earlier and how we arrived at where we are now. Then, a psychologist will make it personal, and so on.

A person is brought up by their environment that affects our senses differently. A big role is played by films, plays, and texts. All of these are factors of inactive perception, while games are an active format. Today, everyone plays with the help of joysticks, gadgets, add-ons, and touch screens, and the games are becoming ever more interactive.

Pretty soon, the world will be unemployed, and a lot of opportunities will arise for working with people. The integral upbringing will turn into an entire industry, which will involve cultural events, game formats, and everything necessary to engulf people, creating a general atmosphere which no one will want to leave.

Today, a person does not have the time to rest, and that is why we are working through the Internet. However, in six months to a year, there will be a lot of unemployed. It will give rise to problems, worries, and unrest, until it will become clear that there is no way back, and it is time to renounce the paradigm of the past. Then, the necessary work will be divided among the people so that it takes half of a day, three to four hours at most, and the rest of the time will be dedicated to education about how we unite with nature.

Part of our time will be utilized for material work and part for spiritual work, for correction. This is not leisure or entertainment at all, but rather real work compulsory for everyone. A person will not be able to provide for himself without fulfilling this condition. He will be studying in the full meaning of this word: He will take exams and move from grade to grade. We are not only talking about an educational program, but about the program of creation. It is impossible to absent oneself from it.

We depend on each other, and that is why I cannot allow anyone to be left aside. People will have to realize it to the full extent. They will be spending four to five hours a day doing the most important work in their lives, and these hours will lighten up the rest of the day. Besides this, while returning home, a person will receive the same message on the TV, radio, Internet, and mass media. They will be talking only about correction everywhere.

This is the only way. We are destined to ascend to Infinity, toward unending pleasures that we have been wanting so much. It is precisely now that such an opportunity has arrived. Thousands of years have passed by on a big mistake, and now we have found the right channel. We only need to open it.

It is not an accident that Nature is liberating us from all of the excesses. It wants us to understand that we need to stop everything that we were doing up until now. Otherwise, we will deplete the Earth and finish off the ecology. We need to pass toward correction very quickly.

Thanks to correction, we will repair the still, vegetative, and animate levels. Fish will return in the rivers and the seas, corals will once again cover the ocean floor, the disappearing species will revive again, and greenery will cover the dried-up land. Everything suddenly will start blooming, and the forests will rise within mere weeks and months.

We will awaken Nature on the human level, and then the Light will pour down. Everything will return to order in the shortest time. Even the plastic containers will disappear from the ocean. We will bring a new energy into the world that will correct what man has done to nature in the same way that he will be correcting his faults by himself. Everything depends on the portion of Light with which we will illuminate the world.

However, let’s get back to integral upbringing. It imposes a responsibility on everyone to study and participate in the work of the system of correction, to become exposed to the influence of the environment, and create integral unity with everyone.

The most important thing is to change the approach, to transfer the focus to the area of my development, and to choose the kind of activity where I can give more and receive more positive influence, to unite more and feel the fulfillment in this. We simply have no alternative.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/26/2011, “The Nation”

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Dr. Michael Laitman with studentsWhen we aspire to connect to become a corrected Shechina (Divinity), where every member must be linked with everyone else in one desire, one vessel, in harmony, unity, and a final, global, integrated state, then to the extent of our connection, every one of us goes through 125 degrees of correction and unity. Every time, we reveal a greater strength and the Light that fulfills us to the extent of the bond between us.

Together, these Lights are called Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Haya, and Yechida (NRNHY). Every one of them divides into another five Lights of Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Haya, and Yechida. Again, every one of these five, in its turn, divides into the five Lights of Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Haya, and Yechida.

Thus, we divide our corrections, revelations, proximity to the corrected state, into 125 degrees, where we reveal a greater strength of our connection and a greater Light of fulfillment on every degree.
From the 6th lesson at the Toronto Convention 9/18/11

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The Future Is Here

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, “The Nation”: Man hasn’t reached the stage of his perfection yet and stands in the middle of his development. He is subject to the war of the positive and the negative forces, loyal messengers that lead the entire humanity to the final perfection.

Question: Do these forces operate in a human society?

Answer: No, they don’t because society completely pertains to the animate level of development. In order to rise higher, society needs to join those learning to correct themselves. The masses do not have their own impulse for correction. The wisdom of Kabbalah only gives them the willingness to lower their heads before those who are able to move forward, like AHP that cancels itself before Galgalta ve Eynaim (GE).

Even though egoistic desire has a lot of power, it is incapable of more. It does not have opposite forces that represent two inclinations. There are only two forces of the same order and they compensate one another. This is why the masses do not work above reason. They have built political, economic, scientific, social, educational, and cultural systems based on their egoistic, mutual understanding.

However, today everything is becoming submerged in the crisis because the world is revealing the system destined to elevate us higher, time after time. The old power, old programs, tendencies, and models can no longer help us. The previous approach does not work on the new challenges. This is why in the end, all the efforts only reveal a greater depth of the crisis, its absolutely uncontrollable nature, and our inability to fix the situation. The future world is finally here.

Gradually, through big, sorrowful mistakes, people will understand that a new, wholesome image of nature is being revealed here that demonstrates an absolutely new form of humanity. This concerns relationships in families and between generations, between people and countries. Seven billion people truly must become a single system, regardless of all the inner contradictions.

You are asking about two forces of development. So, the negative force is on the inside, and the positive force connects the people on the outside, despite the negative. However, this only happens when they join Galgalta ve Eynaim and receive advice from there, like a flock ready to follow the shepherd.

As Baal HaSulam writes, it is enough to have one shepherd and a thousand heads, and they can be sure that they will reach their destination safe and sound. In other words, they are guaranteed to reach the good state. Everything depends on how much they will lower themselves before him.

As it is written in the “Introduction to The Book of Zohar”: “If a line of a thousand blind walk along the way, and there is at least one leader amongst them who can see, they are certain to take the right path and not fall in the pits and obstacles, since they are following the sighted one who leads them. But if that person is missing, they are certain to stumble over every hurdle on the way, and will all fall into the pit.”

In this way, the modern crisis must reveal the following two things:

  1. People will not be able to find a solution following their own reasoning and understanding because they are in a new world, a new network of interconnections. The mutual guarantee is being revealed between them, but they are unable to figure out its laws and do anything correctly. They do not know how to manage this network of the mutual guarantee.
  2. The only solution is to accept the advice of those who study, who aspire toward the mutual guarantee and live for it.

This way, the entire world will reach mutual correction. Both forces are needed for it: the positive, Galgalta ve Eynaim, people who direct themselves “straight to the Creator,” and the negative, the “nations of the world.”

Both of these forces complement each other, but not equally. Similarly to how the way a cooling force eventually defeated the destructive power of fire and locked it up inside a firm shell during the formation of the earth, here too, the sizzle of the egoistic desires must submit to the balancing power of bestowal and accept its form, regardless of the roaring fire within it.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/25/2011, “The Nation”

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Dr. Michael LaitmanIt is written “I labored and found.” Not knowing what the quality of bestowal is, a person tries in all possible ways to acquire it—and he does. Then one sees that it truly is a “find” since he didn’t know what he was pursuing or for what he was searching. Suddenly he discovers that he has found something completely different!

Had he known ahead of time, he wouldn’t have exerted effort even for an instant because he would have been unable to strive toward this. That’s how opposite it is to what he thought previously. Before, it only seemed to him that he was thinking about bestowal; yet he still thought about how to receive, profit, win, and fill himself. He simply called that bestowal.

However, by performing such deceptive actions even without a proper intention, he grew. All this is due to the system that spread from the world of Infinity to our world and prepared everything necessary for us to return there. This system sent down to us a “ladder” of spiritual degrees, where every higher degree is submerged into a lower one. Thus, even by acting for our own sake (Lo Lishma), we can reach bestowal (Lishma).

Particularly by finding oneself in darkness one is able to adhere to the upper one. After all, he doesn’t know to what to adhere until the upper one reveals the forces of bestowal to him. Then the lower one reveals that he is in connection with the upper one.

In other words, all that is asked of us is that we exert effort to the extent that it is possible. Thus, we shouldn’t be afraid that we are so far from spirituality that we don’t understand anything about it and are unable to do anything. It is written, “One does not learn with the mind.” The whole system is built in such a way that every person, with all the qualities and traits with which he was born, has an opportunity to reach bestowal, meaning the property of the Creator and the purpose of creation.

Everyone is given his own path, a place to exert effort, and an opportunity to achieve adhesion with the Creator. No one is excused from this work. Therefore, one must see the opportunity that opens up to him at every given moment to desire only bestowal. We should not try to justify ourselves by thinking that we are too far from bestowal, it’s impossible to aspire to it, and all this is “not for me.” That’s incorrect!

Everyone is able to desire to reach bestowal at every given instant. And if a person forgets this, it means that the environment is not organized in a manner that it constantly reminds him that the only thing he needs is to desire bestowal. Accordingly, he will constantly receive either help or obstacles (the right or the left lines) in his advancement. Yet he will always advance, either in continuously greater rejection or by drawing closer. He will proceed in this manner.

There have been numerous sayings on this topic, for example: “I labored and found” and “it is not for you to complete this work, but you are not free to reject it.”
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/14/2011, Shamati #95

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Dr. Michael Laitman with studentsIf we wish each other happy New Year and the “inscription in the book of life,” our words contain the upper force. After all, we are connected to each other by mutual preparation, by the correct recording, whereby we described all of our properties on the white background.

The white background we write on is that same mutual guarantee that we can picture as “whiteness” of the group against which I scrutinize my desires, attributes, and see how opposite they are to the group, how unfit they are for unity with it. Nevertheless, I complete this writing and I don’t surrender. I continue, more and more, to scrutinize the contradictions.

This work the month before the new year is conditioned by the principle of “a person aspiring to the Creator (Israel), the Light that Reforms (the Torah), and the upper force (the Creator) are one.” Israel is the one who wants to unite with others. The Torah is the Light that reforms the evil inclination revealed only in work with the group. Only in the group do we discover our evil inclination, as the black on the white, if I picture the group as completely “white,” corrected. And if we want to reach this general whiteness, to discover the Creator within our connection, He is revealed, and we receive His “signature.”

We write all of these “records” on our own hearts, each on his or her own. Man’s heart is a total of “613” desires that are uncorrected for the time being; it is the evil, corrupted, and broken heart. It is this heart that we long to correct. And its correction is made by connecting our hearts together.

In the future state, all of our hearts and all of our thoughts will be connected in such a way that the mind and heart will merge into one, and all of us will be as one. From within the hope to reach this state, each one of us writes his letter….

And if we write it that way, we don’t just write a letter. We write the book of Torah on our hearts. This is because essentially, the entire Torah tells us about the revelation of evil in us and the corrections that we then receive from Above, from the upper “whiteness.” This is why we differentiate the black from the white so that we could write with the former on the latter. But we also need to examine the properties of the the white itself, of the Surrounding Light. And for us, learning to “write” is only the preparation for the Surrounding Light to come and illuminate us within.

Thus, the black remains black and the white remains white. They are the foundations of our structure. But we already include both within us and delve deeper within, into the so-called “secrets of the Torah,” the place where both the black and the white merge into a single whole. But it is not possible to express this adhesion in writing.

In written language, we do not indicate Taamim (tastes), Nekudot (vowels, dots accompanying the letters), and Tagin (crowns above the letters), the exact form or writing. This is because a person must attain them by way of inner work and then add them to the letters.

We can thus summarize: We discover our blackness in relation to the group when we picture it being in the final, complete, “white” state. And when we finish this work, we feel that we really have reached a state when the Creator needs to complete it, “to sign” on it.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/25/2011, Writings of Rabash

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.02.11

Writings of Baal HaSulam, Igrot, “Article 38”
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Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah, Item 136, Lesson 59
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Rav Yehuda Ashlag “Peace in the World,” “Good and Bad Are Evaluated by the Actions of the Individual Toward Society”
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