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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  1. I just took the afternoon Intermediate lesson/class. It was very good!

    Are these degrees that are revealed the same as the “reshimot” pleasures that we are aware of? Also, whenever I notice that I am thinking an egoistic thought/feeling/intention, or am aware of it, I immediately stop myself and don’t want to do it as I see it as something hateful towards someone else. But there isn’t any effort for me to stop, it comes very automatic for me, and there isn’t a desire there to overcome the hatred. Is this different than having a screen? Or is it just a different feeling I have about the screen?

  2. What I mean is that it is harder noticing the hatred/egoism than stoping myself or overcoming it. Not that it is a bad thing, I guess, but is there a reason for this?

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