A Sweet Pill Or A Bitter One? It’s Your Choice

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Can you describe the ideal picture to the ordinary person of how good he will feel if he begins to study the course on integral education?

Answer: First, our main course includes the explanation about human evolution: where we are headed, why there is a need now to free man of any unnecessary work, and why can’t we continue our egoistic development in which we all fail. We have developed on an upward curve, and in the 20th century there has been a sharp jump: We suddenly felt over-saturation, and now we don’t want anything anymore and have no idea what to do.

Now we are facing two options: a sharp fall and collapse or the gradual decrease of our consumption and getting rid of luxuries and surpluses until we reach the level of reasonable consumerism, but not lower than the level of bare necessities. When you explain all these problems, including problems with the environment, natural resources, the endlessness of the ego, a person begins to understand everything; he sees that there is no other choice. Today, when he reads or hears something about the problems in Europe or America, he feels that there is no way out.

Today all the modern world—America, Europe, China—these three big countries and continents, are in such a crisis that there is no way out. Nowhere in the world is there anyone who can be proud of being in the opposite phase of development. This means, that we see that there is no other way. We have to show a person the need for a different way of development. Coming out of the crisis is only through more integrality, in resembling nature.

Question: But still, when you speak about integrality, you should sweeten this explanation, give a person a “candy”….

Answer: Everything most pleasant, healthy, whole, good, and secure stems from our balance with nature. Today nature is offering us only one picture, a picture of a full, mutual, integral connection among us and with it. A failure to comply with the conditions nature presents will bring about negative and unpleasant outcomes, including wars, destruction, plagues, and so on. Therefore, we have no other choice. All of it can be showed and explained to people.

The point is that humanity has no choice. The process of dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah, the method of stabilizing a person’s integrality, is a long one. We have to carry it out patiently on all the continents, and then gradually humanity will see this. This will happen together with the necessary blows; otherwise, people will not notice what we offer.

But we don’t have to wait for the blows. We have to present and bring the remedy closer to people. If they continue to ignore it, then a small blow will come to which they will pay attention. Then harder blows will not be necessary.
From a “Talk on Integral Education” #14, 12/18/11

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