You Are Facing The World

Dr. Michael LaitmanYou are facing the world, and now everything depends on how you relate to it: Do you pull it to yourself, or do you want to give it everything and connect it to yourself so as to do it good? You determine everything, and all the Light, the force of connection, devotion, and clarification, meaning all forms of bestowal, can flow through you.

Just like when treating someone who is ill, first it’s necessary to clarify what kind of disease it is, what course of treatment it requires, and what medicine should be used. When the medicine is finally working, you check that the patient has fully recovered and is in a perfect condition.

You either use everyone for your own good, by taking advantage of the lie we are living in now, or you try, no matter what, to bestow upon everyone in all circumstances and conditions. If you bestow upon others, you are called “Israel,” which comes from the Hebrew words “Li-Rosh” (I am the head), meaning the one who determines everything and cares for others.

There is nothing but the intention. Everything stays the way it is: you, your desires, and this world. The only thing that changes is your intention towards the world, and then you see it differently. If you bring it closer to you, through love, you and the world merge into a single whole. You will see all that with your own eyes.

You will see that the still, vegetative, animate, and speaking levels of nature are one closed system. The still, vegetative, and animate nature are angels, and people are the souls. This is the picture that appears as the upper Light operates. You ask, demand, clarify, and try to carry it out, and then the Light comes and fulfills this connection.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/18/2011Writings of Rabash

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Dr. Michael LaitmanWe have to get used to the correct perception of reality. Either we perceive it as it appears today, as though there is some external world out there, or we realize that all of reality is inside us.

This is a huge difference, because in the first case, I perceive all of reality from the perspective of using it for my own interests, and only in this egotistic way do I feel and understand it. And if I perceive reality through this egotistic filter, I feel what we call “this world” in my desire. However, if I perceive the world in the opposite way, which is called bestowal, not according to the formula of “everything is for me,” but rather that “everything is for them,” I feel a different reality called “the upper reality,” “the spiritual world.”

A person should check very carefully in what position his internal switch, the one that directs his thoughts, is: Is it for me or for all of us? Herein lies his free will each time.

The switch is in the middle position, just like an on/off switch, and I can turn it towards me, and then feel this world, or I can turn it “towards others” and feel spirituality. I’m like a switchman who turns the switch and feels either the upper world or this world in his desires.

The switch is in your hands, and how to turn it is your only choice. If you disconnect yourself from your ego and direct your thoughts toward others instead of yourself, you will advance toward bestowal and see the upper world in the same place, in the same desires.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/18/2011, Writings of Rabash

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The Orgy Of Consumption Is To Blame For Everything

Opinion: (Jose Manuel Barroso, European Commission President):A Greek default would have unforeseeable consequences and cause the euro zone crisis to spread, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso was quoted as saying in mass-selling Bild daily.

“‘If we give up on Greece, there is a big danger that the crisis will spread to other countries,’ Barroso told Bild in an interview to be published on Monday, echoing comments of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“Barroso noted the euro zone had no experience with the possible bankruptcy of a member state.

“Barroso added that Europe needed to correct the ‘orgy of consumption’ that had taken place in some countries due to the introduction of a strong common currency with low interest rates.”

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Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Alex Jones, an American talk radio host): “The international banking cartel is using Obama and the US military to start World War III.

“The controllers of the New World Order believe they can achieve their one world government by destabilizing every country in the Middle East and Northern Africa and draw Russia and China into crisis to create a world-wide catastrophe. Once this event occurs, and the world is brought to the brink of total obliteration, the global banking cartel plans to move in with their final phase: a one world government and eugenics agenda.

“We are right now in the beginning stages of World War III. If this situation escalates, it can result in the worst world war that mankind has ever suffered.”

My Comment: My only comment is that we have to disseminate rapidly the knowledge about the true cause of the crisis, about nature’s design and goal of our development, and about the method of advancing along this path. It should become known to the masses, and then it will be clear to everybody, even to the President’s advisers.

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Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from The Financial Times): “From Mr George Soros and 95 others: Sir, the euro crisis needs a solution, now. The current measures are too little and too late and are precipitating global financial turmoil. The euro is far from perfect, as this crisis has revealed. But the answer is to fix its faults rather than allowing it to undermine and perhaps destroy the global financial system.

“We, concerned Europeans, call upon the governments of the eurozone to agree in principle on the need for a legally binding agreement that would: 1) establish a common treasury that can raise funds for the eurozone as a whole and ensure that member states adhere to fiscal discipline; 2) reinforce common supervision, regulation and deposit insurance within the eurozone; and 3) develop a strategy that will produce both economic convergence and growth because the debt problem cannot be solved without growth.

My Comment: None of these proposals can be realized in practice because they are based on the previous state of man and society: “an individualist and egoist among his own kind.” And today it is already “an individualist and egoist in the network of mutual guarantee.”

If we do not take into account that the world has become globally dependent and integrally connected, not by our economic and industrial trade ties, but within itself, due to its development, we won’t succeed in anything and will always shoot off target. When solving any personal and common problems, we have to take into account the new conditions and our interdependence.

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Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion: (Mohamed A. El-Erian, Pacific Investment Management Co.): “Pacific Investment Management Co.’s Mohamed A. El-Erian said organizations such as the International Monetary Fund need to act with European banks at risk of being engulfed in the region’s sovereign-debt crisis.

“‘We’re getting close to a full-blown banking crisis in Europe’ … ‘We are in a synchronized global slowdown. There’s very little confidence in economic policy making both in Europe and the U.S.'”

My Comment: Although the participants of the IMF and the World Bank meetings are already disappointed by their own abilities, they do not see any other options. What’s needed for them to hear us? I think it’s the voice of the people. When the available funds for solving the crisis run out, protests will begin in the developed countries of Europe and the United States. The revolution will take place in people’s mind: They will understand that they face the problem “above themselves,” which they cannot solve, and then they will hear the voice of the Mutual Guarantee movement.

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In the News (from CBS News): “Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain accused anti-Wall Street protesters of playing the ‘victim card’ – and suggested that those participating in protests nationwide against corporate greed and a lack of jobs are merely doing so out of ‘jealousy.’

“Cain argued that the recent protests against the financial sector were ‘anti-American,’ and that they were meant to be ‘a distraction’ from the Obama administration’s ‘failed policies.’

“‘The free market system and capitalism are two of the things that have allowed this nation and this economy to become the biggest in the world,’ he added. ‘Even though we have our challenges, I believe that the protests are more anti-capitalism and anti-free market than anything else.’

“Fellow GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich… pointed to the protests as an example of ‘class warfare’ waged by the president against the wealthy.

“The former House Speaker blamed a recent ‘hostility to free enterprise’ on America’s educational system. …  ‘And I regard the Wall Street protesters as a natural outcome of a bad education system teaching them really dumb ideas.’”

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Opinion: (Vladimir Yakunin, Founding President of the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations, Ninth Annual Session): “Globalization has turned out to be the next stage of colonization policies of the major world powers, with the civilizational crisis, the exit of which is in an open dialogue, based on the desire of all the nations for justice, not manipulation.

Globalization: a new phase of colonialism

“The ‘mondialism’ of the European version as a global project of creating a commonwealth of nations, collapsed after the World War II alongside with the disintegration of the colonial system. This project was replaced by ‘Globalization,’ which brought about such instruments as ‘democracy,’ ‘human rights,’ and ‘finance and market economy.’ Meanwhile, the globalization project, that advanced on the basis of the Euro-Atlantic consensus, creation of transnational finance and market institutions and the ‘efficient’ consumerist economy, constituted the third stage of colonization. It was preceded by the second stage, marked by the transfer of a substantial share of industry to the third countries in pursuit of cheap labour and access to natural resources.

The threats of unipolarity

“Political elites of many countries have long since put up with the fact that international politics has de facto become some internal affair, or even a private matter, for the USA. The States, now as before, are trying to adjust the regional structure of the world to their benchmark.

“The ideology of the European identity domination and the western worldview is backed by the system of human rights supported by legal procedures. But such a system of human rights cannot be considered universal and is incompatible with concepts of human rights in other civilizations.

“Globalization in this form leads to the creation of differences within the world system. We approach complete indifference to anything in the world with the exception of bank notes.

Dialogue instead of manipulation in the network

“The contemporary world is witnessing the emergence of a broad social environment, primarily due to the spread of Internet and social networks, international communications and contacts. Meanwhile, we are witnessing rather a strange phenomenon: the very fact of communication is here, but such contacts do not carry any social content, that is, they lack a well-defined social responsibility and allow for any form of abnormal behavior, the attempts to delegitimize authority, cultural values and traditions.

“The universal urge to have the “freedom” to say “anything and in any form” has a temporary character and is beginning to fade away.

“Such technologies as the so-called “twitter revolutions” are applied to achieve definite political and economic goals. This virtual tool is all the more dangerous, because it is not only capable of producing a selective and arbitrary impact on human behavior and cause large-scale conflicts in society, but, as we can see, can cause casualties in real life.

“You are aware of our point of view: it is real participation in the affairs of the world community, which is only possible in the framework of a direct dialogue and does not depend on any trigger signals.”

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Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (From “Analysts talk of a global revolutionary wave. Riots have swept not only Greece, which threatens to default, but more affluent countries. In the USA, the protests have spread to many cities. Online communities for the organization of the actions emerged in dozens of cities. Activists from Canada and Australia are joining the protest.

“Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal are going to join the 99 percent of people who are struggling for survival, while 1 percent of the wealthy continue to prosper. …Protests are held under the new scheme: They do not have organizers; participants learn about the place and time of a protest action through social networks or through the website

“The crisis inevitably leads to the escalation of protest movements, but the feature of the current protests is their re-export. It is the first global wave of revolution: The protests began in Western Europe and the USA, have spread to the periphery, the Arab countries, but now are returning. Today’s protests could become a trigger for change.”

My Comment: Humanity is becoming a single community, and its inner connections guarantee the transfer of desires and thoughts among all people, up to full unification into a single organism. This is the law of evolution of human society. The one who understands this trend of nature and goes along with it will win. Opponents of this natural process will only lose.

If governments do not understand this, people will suffer, but the change will still happen. It is better not to resist, but to study nature, as Kabbalah suggests, to study the laws of mutual guarantee (Arvut), of new relationships of humanity as one body, and follow them. Otherwise, protests will force to do this but by bloody methods because the laws of nature are relentless.

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Dr. Michael LaitmanWe are individualists, egoists by nature. We can unite in cities, nations, and countries, but uniting as a country is an unnatural process. Russia is one example; there are other nations that eventually fell apart.

There needs to be a connection between people like in a family, where mutual love, children, and property unites and preserves it. This is an instinctive connection based on the fear that I may become ill and will need help and support. My children demand something from me, taking advantage of my natural love for them, and I must take care of them.

The same instinctive connection exists in a nation. Of course it’s much weaker than in a family unit, but it still exists and is also maintained by a mutual dependence, fear, the need for support, a feeling of security, safety, and so on because we all live in an egoistic world.

We are still able to coexist and somehow agree on our mutual problems, desires, and goals within the boundaries of a nation. We understand that we must be connected because we somehow agree inside our country, but there are many enemies on the outside.

But it is much harder for different nations and countries to come to an agreement. This is usually referred to as a temporary union where each side finds something for its own benefit, and once it succeeds in getting what it wants, it drops the rest. And this is considered to be normal in international politics.

Interestingly, a special new condition is unfolding today: Families break, and a multitude of political parties and movements appear in a nation. They contradict each other, are ready to destroy each other, and have more problems with each other than with people from other nations. We find ourselves so connected with people who are outside of us: other countries, nations, continents, and civilizations that we simply must find a way to mutual cooperation.
From the Talk on Global Education 9/4/2011

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