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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