Good Environment – 10.16.11

My Good Environment – Dr. Laitman’s Advice and Principles for the Week

Where’s The Clutch Pedal?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: People agree with the idea of mutual guarantee, but they don’t know what to do with it. People accept our explanations in good will, but what next?

Answer: This is enough. First you give a person an explanation of the situation with the integral interconnection, informing him of the fact that in our global world it is inadmissible to give in to protectionism and isolationism. “It’s none of my business” is no longer a viable excuse. We are all interconnected like cogwheels whether we want it or not and there is no clutch pedal that could separate us from one another. There is no other way to go: We simply have to take one another into consideration, to understand the essence of mutual unification and the single human system. Only by mastering its laws will we be able to decide what we should do together from here on.

In the past we were separate and I was able to take anything I wanted from you for my own needs. But now, when we are welded together, I do not take away yet another “sack” from you, but simply move it around from one place to another in the common warehouse. And eventually, this will harm me.

We still don’t realize the meaning of “a single system.” If you don’t take all of its parts into consideration, then you cannot act. The world today is demonstrating the general interconnection to us, and this is just the first, smallest, most proximate spiritual level. Without ascending to it, we won’t be able to fix anything in our lives. From one day to the next, the external pressure will grow, the screws will tighten more, and the conditions of this first level will advance clearer, more precise demands to us.

Eventually we will have to get to know the single system, understand it, include it inside ourselves, and adjust ourselves on the inside to its laws. Then we will suddenly see abundance everywhere. As soon as we attain unity, the abundance will come to light. It will become apparent that peace and order reign everywhere, and we have reached peace on the first spiritual degree.

After that the next degree becomes revealed, and we are again faced by disorder, injustice, chaos…. That is how we continually discover our non-conformity to the following level of ascent.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/16/11, “Peace in the World”

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You Won’t Achieve Peace By Waving Your Fists In The Air

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Yesterday, on October 15th, an event was held in Tel Aviv called “Uniting for change in the world.” During one of the discussions an activist said that he is sorry about how weak the protestors are, “We won’t achieve anything because we let the authorities take apart our tent cities. We have to be more aggressive to be heard….”

Answer: This is the regular egoistic approach. We acted this way throughout all of history. But who said this is fair or just? That kind of struggle won’t lead to any results because any “accomplishment” will be achieved at someone’s expense. What’s required here is general social agreement, compensation via all-enveloping consideration.

In reality, all of the disorders, all the hatred and animosity, all demands of the social protest are intended for us to reveal the upper force. If people try to establish good relationships on the social plane, they will reveal nothing but evil. In the egoistic reality, there is no hope for peace. However, while they are inside of that reality, they cannot imagine or envision anything different.

This is why people are demanding to take money away from the rich. We already know the price of pretty words about fair distribution.

Therefore, we have to remember that we are dealing with “children” who do not understand the ways of the universe, are in no way connected to the forces operating in nature, and do not see the true, final goal. It’s as if I take my disobedient child by the hand and lead him in the right direction. On the way he shouts next to every fast food stand, “I want ice cream! I want potato chips!” So what should I do? I buy him an ice-cream and lead him further since otherwise he would remain in the same place and continue going wild pointlessly.

This depends on who organizes the correction. If we give the instigators freedom to act, their “correction” will lead to disorders and bloodshed, which might have unpredictable consequences, both in separate countries and in the whole world. Besides, they won’t attain what they desire because they are going against the goal of creation. Instead of correcting the interconnection between people, only hatred will become revealed in them, more and more. That means one way or another, we will have to explain the real state of affairs to the world.

As for those who “wave their fists in the air,” their rants will end with the first blow that misses. We were all young and hot-blooded once. Everyone, including the government, understands that at this age it’s necessary to let a person “go wild.” But nothing can be achieved that way.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/16/11, “Peace in the World”

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Fundamentals Of Kabbalah – 10.16.11

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The European Crisis: Homelessness Spreads To Middle Class

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from There is a new generation of homeless people in Greece, Italy, France, and Britain: the middle class people affected by the crisis, who were dismissed due to budget cuts.

“‘I’ve never thought this could happen to me,’ said Petros Papadopoulos, 40, from Athens, a former chef who lost his job and then his home in 2010. ‘I later realized how thin the line is. It can happen to anyone. We are all potentially homeless.'”

My Comment: I have already written that the crisis will destroy a lot of “extra” professions because in the future society, which is in balance with nature, there are no professions and jobs except for those necessary for existence. All superfluousness is harmful, and therefore is deliberately annulled.

A person will receive everything necessary for normal existence, and the desire to fulfill oneself above the necessities, which we call egoism, will be satisfied by the feeling of connection of a single system. This will give us the sensation of eternal and harmonious fulfillment because initially (before its breaking), our egoism was created to be satisfied specifically in this form. So namely the middle class will lose their jobs….

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For The First Time Scientists Were Awarded For The Discovery Of Unknown

In the News (from ScienceDaily): “The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2011 with one half to Saul Perlmutter… and the other half jointly to Brian P. Schmidt… and Adam G. Riess… for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae.

“‘Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice,’ Robert Frost wrote. What will be the final destiny of the Universe? Probably it will end in ice, if we are to believe this year’s Nobel Laureates in Physics. They have studied several dozen exploding stars, called supernovae, and discovered that the Universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating rate. The discovery came as a complete surprise even to the Laureates themselves.

The teams used a particular kind of supernova, called type Ia supernova. It is an explosion of an old compact star that is as heavy as the Sun but as small as Earth. A single such supernova can emit as much light as a whole galaxy. All in all, the two research teams found over 50 distant supernovae whose light was weaker than expected — this was a sign that the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. The potential pitfalls had been numerous, and the scientists found reassurance in the fact that both groups had reached the same astonishing conclusion.

“For almost a century, the Universe has been known to be expanding as a consequence of the Big Bang about 14 billion years ago. However, the discovery that this expansion is accelerating is astounding. If the expansion will continue to speed up the Universe will end in ice.

“The acceleration is thought to be driven by dark energy, but what that dark energy is remains an enigma — perhaps the greatest in physics today. What is known is that dark energy constitutes about three quarters of the Universe. Therefore the findings of the 2011 Nobel Laureates in Physics have helped to unveil a Universe that to a large extent is unknown to science. And everything is possible again.”

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Hunger Riots

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from Technology Review): “If we don’t reverse the current trend in food prices, we’ve got until August 2013 before social unrest sweeps the planet, say complexity theorists…

“Marco Lagi and buddies at the New England Complex Systems Institute in Cambridge say they’ve found a single factor that seems to trigger riots around the world.

“This single factor is the price of food. Lagi and co say that when it rises above a certain threshold, social unrest sweeps the planet.

“This clearly seems to show that when the food price index rises above a certain threshold, the result is trouble around the world.

“In other words, high food prices lead to a kind of tipping point when almost anything can trigger a riot, like a lighted match in a dry forest.”

My Comment: Of course, these phenomena are undesirable, but perhaps necessary for people to start listening to the only correct solution: to create the system of global integral education and upbringing.

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A View From The Tip Of The Iceberg

Opinion: (Jacques Sapir, Professor, Director of the School of Social Sciences, Paris, from “In the last two years, Europe resembles a ship in distress. Holes are increasing, and the measures taken in this condition are not working.

“Today, the crisis has entered a phase of no return. This is understood on both sides of the Atlantic. Greece, and with it the entire EU, could be saved only by decisive actions. And as no one wants to take swift and decisive steps, the future of Europe seems grim.

“Over the next three months, we will witness a large-scale crisis of the eurozone. The default of Greece will lead to a crisis of the entire banking system of the Old World with possible bankruptcies or partial nationalization of some French and German banks.

“Following Greece, the economies of Italy, Portugal, and Spain will collapse, and the European currency will undergo a massive attack of speculators who will eventually destroy the eurozone.

“We can only take a seat on the iceberg and observe.”

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The Source Of All Our Problems

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why aren’t you worried about the problem of overpopulation or the hunger in the world, but rather about unity that can hardly be reached?

Answer: Here are the reasons why:

  • 2% of the population that work in agriculture can provide enough food for everyone;
  • 10% of the population that work in industry can provide everyone with industrial products;
  • The rate of the world population growth has been decreasing for quite some time and now has reached a stable number. Soon the world population may begin to decrease, as we see in Europe. We don’t know the reason for this, and we only observe what is happening as nature’s plan regarding the development of human society being fulfilled.

The main problem, the source of all our problems is that we don’t observe nature’s fundamental law: Humanity, as part of nature, doesn’t correspond to global integral nature. We do not equalize ourselves with nature, whereby we receive no more than we need for our normal existence, without depleting nature and without creating a terrible future for ourselves.

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Until The End Of Intermission

Dr. Michael LaitmanUntil any serious economic blows actually take place, we disseminate this knowledge only unassumingly, we prepare ourselves, build an organization and all its departments, and work on materials. For now we will try to act as we can through our groups and the people who join us.

But the real dissemination opportunities will open when the economy collapses, and the world will really need it. There is no point in coming out before this signal from the Creator because we will not be heard anyway.

First, the old life style must collapse so people would understand that we will not be able to survive in this egoistic system, according to the current method, with our current economic and human relations. Popular unrests and riots will be happening around the world, governments will lose control of the situation, and the World Bank will lose control over finances.  Banks, loans, credits, and everything else will stop working and will barely function to provide us with the opportunity to buy food and earn a certain minimum. There will be an economic stagnation, which will make everyone equal and push everyone below the poverty line.

And then it will be possible to speak to the people, or maybe a little before then. But without the crisis, there will be no opportunity to go out on the streets and announce the idea of mutual guarantee. We know that Baal HaSulam was trying to also do it under the conditions of an impending war and all the problems associated with it. But people were not yet feeling it in their pockets, and this is why nothing was bothering them.

The same thing is happening today: People are willing to listen only to the extent of the problems they experience in their pockets. So far the demonstrations have originated on Wall Street and several other places, but undoubtedly, they will gain their full force over the course of this year.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/2/2011, Shamati #219

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