Eyes On The Integrality

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: There are two basic directions in psychology: whole-group dynamics when everyone participates in the course of activities at the same time and the other where people are first split into pairs or small groups and later join all together again. Does integral education include both of these approaches?

Answer: Sure. The main thing is that people learn the materials and ultimately unite together, and that they come to a common conclusion or understanding that unification can be so multi-faceted.

Question: So, in the end, through every action we should come to a common unity, a common idea?

Answer: Yes. But it can be formulated by different people in different ways since each one has individual sensations. They cannot give identical, cookie-cutter responses by repeating the same phrases over and over. One person feels one way, another person feels differently, but basically, the same model forms within them, it is only expressed in different styles externally.

Comment: When a person starts engaging in some action, he first needs to warm up a little bit, and in the end, it’s important to conclude the process and not just break it off. Yet you once said that we need to make people accustomed to being able to instantaneously “switch on” integrality in any situation.

Answer: But not in the beginning of his or her education. Everything comes with experience. But this is necessary because we need to reach a state where any moment in time could be new for us, and we will always look at the world through integral glasses. This is necessary.
From KabTV’s “Foundations of the Integral Society” 2/26/12

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A Turning Point

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why do we need to transfer the King’s treasure from place to place?

Answer: Due to the fact that you have to carry the cup full of gold coins from one place to another, each time you attain His greatness, and through that, you bring Him pleasure.

He doesn’t need to have his treasure transferred anywhere, and He does not need your work. His pleasure is in having you understand Him, feel Him, and become similar to Him, and that you grow through that. By this you bring Him joy.

And your pleasure is in fulfilling His desire: You ascend, grow, and do everything that He wants. And you do this not in order to receive a pleasant and attractive reward that you earned along this entire path, but in order to bring pleasure to the Creator.

We need to feel this point in which we replace His attitude toward us with our attitude toward Him. This is the point where we meet Him. There is one and there’s the other, and in between is the place of our meeting, where we transform one into another: He bestows to us, and we to Him. And it is here that the point of the Masach (screen) is, the point of our connection.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/27/12, Shamati #52

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The Three Identities Of The Educator

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can we and all of humanity learn about the inseparable network that connects us?

Answer: In order to do that we tighten our connection with the people, with the world. This recognition will pass on to them through us. Knowing the general system means knowing the connection among all its parts, and this connection is attained by devoting one’s self to dissemination.

We have to understand the masses: their nature, their character, and their demands and from that to adapt our approach to them. Internally we have to act as grownups playing with children, with the clear intention and knowledge of what we want to achieve by this game.

Question: Do we have to teach people the laws of the integral system in addition to the importance of good mutual relations with others?

Answer: This is called education, and by this an educator differs from a teacher. A teacher presents facts, formulas, graphs, etc.; he teaches the students the results of research. On the other hand, an educator treats the students more cunningly, in a two-faced manner. An educator has two parts, two identities, one that descends to the level of the student in order to connect with him, while the other identity has a clear intention, knowing what he wants to bring the student to. The educator himself is the third identity, and no one knows its level. This means that the role of an educator is on one hand, to see the level of the student, and on the other hand, to know the level to which he can raise the student and to connect the two levels, to teach the student how to move on from one level to another, and to spur him to do so.

An educator has a special role and he needs special preparation to stand in front of an audience. He should know what to give and what to hide, how to play and how to put on different masks, how to sometimes pretend that he doesn’t understand and sometimes to appear strange, cunning, etc., by that you enable the student to go through different states with regard to you, to the material, to the Creator, and to the world. A “student” is someone who is willing to maturely accept all these forms from the educator, knowing that it is all in his favor. On the other hand, a teacher simply teaches students different laws.

About the network that connects us all, of course we explain its laws. We explain the world in which we live, the global crisis that stems from the fact that nature is global, and so there is mutual connection and interdependence among all its parts, and that man is the reason for all that is happening because he is not connected to nature, and that in order to solve the crisis we have to unite. All this, of course, is part of our program.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/8/12, Writings of Rabash

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 04.16.12

Preparation to the Lesson
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Writings of Rabash “Igrot,” Letter 32
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Zohar for AllPassover “Bo (Come Unto Pharaoh),” “A Land For A Household,” Item 160
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Writings of the Ari Shaar HaKavanot
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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 15, Item 30
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Writings of Rabash “Igrot,Letter 66
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