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The Spiritual Group And All Of Humanity

Dr. Michael LaitmanNow we are in a state when our whole group is coming out of Egypt, and the entire humanity is following it. We must realize our group’s exit from egoism. Once we are able to do that, all of humanity will rush after us automatically.

Humanity will feel that none of them have a method of salvation. People will feel that they cannot exist any longer if they do not follow us.

Every day, it will be manifested more and more. People will begin to discover that the world is actually empty, that it has no idea. That is what is interesting: The world was always full of various ideas: socialist, communist, scientific, political, and so on. And today, everything is gradually fading away.

And we begin to grow ourselves against the background of this picture. The spiritual group will radiate strength, method, and the goal—absolutely everything! No one else will have anything like it.

Nevertheless, due to powerlessness, due to uncertainty, more reactionary forces will awaken, and all sorts of crises, conflicts, and, possibly, wars will arise.

But it depends on how soon we rise and how quickly we can succeed in dissemination so that everyone sees that there is a precise method of salvation and it is not so unrealizable. Anyway, there is no other choice—we must be under this eternal force of nature, which is ready to help us only if we work in harmony with it.
From a TV Program “Foundations of the Integral Society” 4/1/2012 

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Toward Peaceful Coexistence

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe live in a world that has become integral. The interconnection of all countries and states proves this.

Today, we don’t have to go to war with one another. It is enough to break a country’s connection with another, and it falls. If you ban the import and export of goods, it will not be able to exist. This is the extent to which we are interconnected.

It turns out that we must learn to coexist with one another. Since we are interconnected, we cannot exist in continuous opposition to one another like family members who constantly fight, but live under the same roof. We must do something about it.

This is why we ought to have upbringing for adults. It is not simply upbringing, but the creation of completely different systems of interconnection and communications between nations and between organizations, basically, between everyone. Nature demands that we be integral and enclosed. This is precisely the state our society has to reach.

Today, more than ten thousand scientists are studying integral interactions. We have accumulated a large database that is available to anyone. We have established a connection with many organizations that study this phenomenon. This is not because we simply want to do it, but because the natural process of human development has brought us to this point.
From a Lecture at Šiauliai University, Lithuania, 3/22/12 

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Children Have Become Different

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Lyubov Dukhanina, Public Chamber of Russian, PhD of Pedagogic Science, from “‘Scientists and researchers… record qualitative mental, psychophysiological, and personality changes in children.’

“Sociologists note such newly appearing qualities as focus on consumption, separation from cultural traditions, increased levels of anxiety and fear, increased aggressiveness, and the need to startle others.

“Doctors notice the appearance of adult diagnoses in schoolchildren.

“In the hierarchy of life values, schoolchildren put the intellectual parameters of an individual in first place, determination in second place, and somatic states in third place. The last ones in the hierarchy of values ​​are emotional displays and moral values such as sensitivity, tolerance, and empathy.”

My Comment: Is the school curriculum changing in response to the changes in the children? Of course, it does not. Do the teachers have a basic knowledge of working with “new” children? No, they do not. Adjusting his attitude toward himself and society must become the student’s main activity at school. Otherwise, we get disagreeable specialists in the end. As the opportunities to apply oneself in science, economics, and industry decline, young people look lost, without life goals.

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Viva Espana!

The situation in Spain is becoming very sensitive:

  • In Barcelona, 300,000 protesters took to the streets. There were clashes between police and protesters;
  • In Valencia, Alicante, and Castellon 150,000 gathered in protest marches;
  • In Madrid, 200,000.

The Spanish group handed out 6,850 flyers during a demonstration in Madrid.

We wish all our Spanish friends good luck in dissemination, and Spanish citizens a sooner awareness of the need for integral education, the only method capable of changing human nature, making it similar to the higher property of nature, the property of bestowal and love, which will help them reveal the higher, eternal, and perfect level of nature.

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Live Not In The Past, But In Anticipation Of The Future

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can we ascend anew to the level of connection we had at the Arava Convention? How can we make sure that our work is direct, without any questions?

Answer: Everything depends on our intention, on whether every second, no matter what I may be saying, doing, or hearing, I think about greater closeness, unification, and the creation of a common feeling within where the Creator, the Light, will be clarified.

It’s like a person who has either a great problem or great joy. Suppose that a very pleasant encounter awaits me in the evening such as a dinner with people dear to my heart or some special event. During the day, I have to work, interact with co-workers, and solve problems, but I abide all day in anticipation of what is to come at night. Alongside the problems and concerns that I deal with every minute, I’m absorbed in the thought that in the evening, something wonderful and pleasant awaits me. I have two thoughts!

The same thing happens here. We can be interacting or doing anything. We purposely close off from everyone in order to ensure a maximum possible concentration of intention between us. This intention should be constant. Whatever we are listening to, doing, or saying, we have to constantly feel tension, seek and strive toward the sensation of oneness between us, the connection in which the Creator has to manifest Himself. This is what we need to do.

Secondly, you said that we felt it in our past unification in the desert. I don’t want to remember that; it was in the past. Right now, I want to ascend and feel a completely new next state. I don’t want to return to the past or even think about it. Each time, I stand before something completely new, and this new state will be better and deeper than the past one. This is the only way we should think.

Therefore, don’t try to awaken former feelings within you; they will only cause harm. Don’t live in the past!

Our next actions should be directed toward coming closer practically and at creating a new sensory organ. This should be much stronger, much more evident and clear than what we had in the desert or in other places.

Together with all our friends around the world, we should feel that we are ascending collectively, developing within us a new sense organ and building the conditions for sensing Him. We will feel Him. It is just around the corner, it already exists within us. Only a little bit more, and He will begin to manifest Himself.
From the Vilnius Convention 3/23/12, Lesson 1 

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The Springtime Of Freedom

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: The upcoming Saturday is traditionally called Great Saturday (Shabbat HaGadol) as it leads into the holiday of liberation, Passover. What makes the spiritual work that is carried out on this Saturday special?

Answer: This Saturday is called “great” because additional Light is present in it. In spiritual work, this Great Saturday doesn’t come to a person according to a calendar on a wall, but can happen any time of the year.

Nevertheless, there is a connection between the material branch and its spiritual root, and the upcoming Saturday is in some ways unique. Additional Light acts during Great Saturday, and it is capable of awakening a person to exit the exile to which the holiday of Passover is dedicated. This entire time is special and extremely favorable for inner work.

This influence appears on the still level, but we nevertheless respond to that kind of influence too. It is felt in all aspects of life. Even nature is waking up; it is springtime!
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/30/2012, Shamati #190

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