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New People At The Seminar

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Should we invite new people to seminars?

Answer: You shouldn’t invite people who at completely new. These seminars are not for beginners. Beginners should discuss questions about the importance of the group, the greatness of the goal and the friends, and the insignificance of oneself, which are discerned in Rabash’s articles about the group. But I deliberately chose a topic for the seminar that relates to the foot of the spiritual ladder.

This ladder stands upon the central point of the group, and its summit reaches up to Infinity. This is the ladder onto which we have to climb.
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From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/21/12

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Introductory Lecture “The New Together” – 05.22.12

Kabbalah for the Nation Introductory Series, “The New Together”

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Correction Comes From Inside

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, Shamati, Article 69, “First Will Be the Correction of the World”: He said that first will be the correction of the world, then will be the complete redemption…that first the interior of the worlds will be corrected and subsequently the exterior of the worlds…and the root of Israel is from the interior of the worlds.

“Israel” are those who are drawn to Yashar-El (straight to the Creator), those who have the “point in the heart.” In the past in Ancient Babylon, a group of people discovered this desire and broke off from the others, and named itself according to its direction to the goal. Later this group became a nation that went through ages of development.

Now history is repeating itself, and again there is a group that organizes according to the same principle and is also called “Israel,” according to the direction of its development. It belongs to the interior part because it is the desires of Galgata ve Eynaim, the vessels of bestowal.

This is the meaning of “for ye were the fewest of all peoples.” However, by correcting the interior, the exterior is corrected too, though in small pieces. And the exterior will be corrected every time, until all the exterior is corrected.

Thus, it is enough to correct the “one percent” in order to correct the whole world, bit by bit, part by part.

This means that we have to find people who feel the importance of the goal of creation, of the interior development. They should connect so that they will feel and understand where our evolution is headed. By connecting and correcting themselves, they will pass on the correction to the exterior part as well and influence the whole world.

This is why we are having a convention in America, not for external dissemination, but for people who yearn to discover the upper force. We should provide them with the necessary conditions to unite, so that they will be able to fulfill the correction and then it will flow from them to the world.

They have to feel that they are responsible for that, since the exterior part cannot operate independently. Ordinary people, from the leaders to common folks cannot correct themselves. Only those who have the point in the heart can do that. We turn to them by explaining to them what the correction depends on and what they should do in order to help the world.
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From the Lesson in New Jersey on 5/10/12, Shamati #69

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The Clear Future Of City U

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Water in Russia is almost free. In other words, it is an unlimited public resource. However, recently, a water pipe burst somewhere in Russia, and mineral water prices rose tenfold immediately. Water has become a limited resource.

Why should men change and not increase the price of water by a factor of ten times its previous price if it has become a limited resource? Is it really possible to change the nature of people?

Answer: No, that is absolutely impossible. It can be achieved only through a gradual reconstruction of our consciousness, when we enter a completely different force, an environment where we completely depend on one another.

Let’s move away from the sellers and shortages and take a different look at the problem. Imagine that we exist on Earth in a limited number, and we all are interconnected. How can we build a society where all of us would have a reasonable and sufficient level of existence regarding healthcare, heat, food, clothing, shelter, safety, and so on? How can we achieve this without taking our interconnection into consideration?

Question: Theoretically, everyone understands this, but prices of water are rising in the city of Uryupinsk where the pipe has burst.

Answer: This is natural. We cannot jump over this stage. In this case, we must provide mankind or that very same Uryupinsk with integral upbringing. We must change the system of human relations within it to the point of making a person realize that his advancement toward happiness depends on his being going hand-in-hand with others. There is no other way for us to enter the integration of the world that now is being offered to us.

Question: Let us say that I arrive in Uryupinsk ten years after the introduction of integral upbringing there. Suddenly, a water pipe bursts, but the cost of water remains the same. What needs to happen to the city for this to happen? What will make life in this city turn upside down?

Answer: Life is overturned because people always think about themselves and providing for themselves in a way that problems will not separate people. First of all, everyone must be ruled and controlled by constant balance and integration. The bursting of a pipe is a common problem, a common disaster, and we pay for it together.

Question: How does a storeowner need to change in order not to rewrite price tags?

Answer: I do not think that this is up to the storeowners. When we speak of a society where everything is interconnected, we refer to a society of reasonable consumption.

The thing is that I am speaking of a distant future, not something that will happen in ten years. We must go from one type of society to another.

We must build it so that all the people within it are mutually balanced, which means that they would have absolutely equal rights and equal benefits, that they would reasonably consume what they need without producing absolutely unnecessary types of goods, embellishments, and things just because someone wants to profit from them.

There will be practically no advertising. We produce a necessary amount of goods, products, and everything else in the exact quantities that a person needs to exist normally on the corporeal level. Right now, we are speaking about satisfying our fundamental, basic needs.

Question: I remember that this is the way it was in the Soviet Union, but sailors would bring in suitcases of jeans and sell them at insane prices.

Answer: The thing is that, in the past, we were forced and limited in every way by the government. We were completely unprepared for the change of this paradigm.

Today, practically in all the countries in the world, we live in a society that is in a state of depression, a society that understands that this path of development leads to a dead end. A society of unlimited consumption that constantly sucks everything it can from the ground and contaminates it cannot exist.

The main thing is that nature is showing us that today we are becoming integrally connected. If we were to take any integral system, be it a mechanical, electrical, or absolutely any system, all the elements in it are completely interconnected. They mutually define one another and take care of the operation of the entire system. This is an analog system where the entrance and the exit are the same. Everything is built on the balance inside the system.

How can we see our future in this analog, integral system? Every part must feel that it is a part of a common organism. When a pipe bursts somewhere, it must be the first to plug the hole. In other words, all the parts together strive toward this. This is a common problem, and the entire system experiences it. It is not just a problem of someplace, somewhere.

Question: We are painting a desirable picture.

Answer: It is a necessary one because nature demands this of us, and it will continue pushing us toward this with a stick! What will we do with this challenge that nature is throwing us?

If we begin to penetrate the system, we will begin to see certain ins and outs, and a gradual coming together. This, of course, will take many, lengthy years, but this is evolution. Moreover, the interesting thing is that, if we only were to begin to move in this direction, we already would be in search of balance with nature. We would begin being in balance and homeostasis with it, and thus, would evoke positive forces over us.
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From KabTV’s “Global Crisis: The Deficit of Resources” 3/1/12

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Several Possible Scenarios For The Fate Of Europe

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Radoslaw Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland): “The first is disintegration. If the effects of the European Central Bank’s relief for the banking sector fizzle out and the financial crisis deepens, the risk of the eruozone’s collapse would become real – and if it were to disintegrate or shrink, the single market would be hard to salvage. …

“An EU in which community institutions atrophy would quickly slide into geopolitical irrelevance. The vacuum would be filled by a resurgent Russia and an assertive China.

“The second and more plausible scenario is drift. The EU retains its current shape. Member states take decades to repair their public finances. We cling to our standard of living by imposing external barriers but fail to regain global competitiveness. … Europe becomes a continent-sized Monaco – a wealthy retirement home with a few tourist attractions.

“The third scenario, sometimes proposed as an alternative to the first two, is the imposition of utopian federalism: a unitary supranational state with a central government and single parliament.

“There is also a fourth possibility – Poland’s proposal – of a permanent political union that preserves national powers in many areas. … In a federal but not centralised Europe, matters of culture, religion, way of life, and principal tax rates would remain in the purview of member states.”

My Comment: The path of suffering or Light depends on our choice, but still as a result of the peace or war processes, everything comes to unity in a single structure, unified humanity, with one spiritual government that will bring everyone up in full compliance with nature—the Creator.
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The Post-Crisis World Institute: Wait For The Storm

Opinion (Alexander Iskandaryan, Armenia, Director of the Caucasus Institute, international research paper Models of Post-Crisis Development): “An ideological system cannot be born and pass through the phase of structuring, propaganda and capturing the masses in just 10 years. Around 60-70 years passed between Marx and the October Revolution. And 30-50 years is the period in which movement in this direction has to happen. Socialist ideology has died, liberal ideology cannot offer anything new, and the limits of Islam are clear. So the appearance of a new ideology is very important!”

Anders Svensson, Sweden, tax manager, “Big Four” international auditing firm: “In the long term I hope there will be alternative globalization, but I’m not very optimistic about that.”

Gaetano Capasso, Belgium, stock trader (EU equities Germany, UK, France, Italy), Vanguard Investments: “For the next 10 years I would think there will be social progress, because public opinion asks for it and politicians are looking at how their actions can get the highest number of votes.”
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Quantum Entanglement Affects The Past

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from LiveScience): “Spooky quantum entanglement just got spookier.

“Entanglement is a weird state where two particles remain intimately connected, even when separated over vast distances, like two die that must always show the same numbers when rolled. For the first time, scientists have entangled particles after they’ve been measured and may no longer even exist.

“’Whether these two particles are entangled or separable has been decided after they have been measured,’ write the researchers, led by Xiao-song Ma of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information at the University of Vienna.

“Essentially, the scientists showed that future actions may influence past events, at least when it comes to the messy, mind-bending world of quantum physics.

“In the quantum world, things behave differently than they do in the real, macroscopic world we can see and touch around us. In fact, when quantum entanglement was first predicted by the theory of quantum mechanics, Albert Einstein expressed his distaste for the idea, calling it ‘spooky action at a distance.’

“The researchers, taking entanglement a step further than ever before, started with two sets of light particles, called photons.

“The basic setup goes like this: Both pairs of photons are entangled, so that the two particles in the first set are entangled with each other, and the two particles in the second set are entangled with each other. Then, one photon from each pair is sent to a person named Victor. Of the two particles that are left behind, one goes to Bob, and the other goes to Alice.

“But now, Victor has control over Alice and Bob’s particles. If he decides to entangle the two photons he has, then Alice and Bob’s photons, each entangled with one of Victor’s, also become entangled with each other. And Victor can choose to take this action at any time, even after Bob and Alice may have measured, changed or destroyed their photons.

“’The fantastic new thing is that this decision to entangle two photons can be done at a much later time,’ said research co-author Anton Zeilinger, also of the University of Vienna. ‘They may no longer exist.’

“’The way you entangle them is to send them onto a half-silvered mirror,’ Zeilinger told LiveScience. ‘It reflects half of the photons, and transmits half. If you send two photons, one to the right and one to the left, then each of the two photons have forgotten where they come from. They lose their identities and become entangled.’

“Zeilinger said the technique could one day be used to communicate between superfast quantum computers, which rely on entanglement to store information. Such a machine has not yet been created, but experiments like this are a step toward that goal, the researchers say.

“’The idea is to create two particle pairs, send one to one computer, the other to another,’ Zeilinger said. ’Then if these two photons are entangled, the computers could use them to exchange information.’”

My Comment: See Baal HaSulam’s book The Study of the Ten Sefirot, Part 1, Chapter “Inner Contemplation” to see how these questions about the absence of time, motion, space are resolved in Kabbalah. But how difficult it is to understand these processes in the uncorrected egoistic desires of man! I am sorry for scientists; they invest great effort, time and money to learn something about “that” world of forces, which is “beyond” matter instead of entering it themselves, like Alice in Wonderland.
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Organizers Or Educators?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: If we implement integral education and need to seat ten to twenty thousand people on the school bench at the same time, does this mean that we need a huge number of organizers?

Answer: I don’t think that it will be possible to make the population sit on the school bench with the help of organizers. We must prepare very broad introductory materials relative to what we are about to do in a town in order to awaken social interest in the public, both financial and ethically. This means showing them the benefit of their taking courses in integral learning and even in passing the exams.

We must introduce encouragements such as certificates or diplomas so that people will have an incentive to advance. Parents should be encouraged through their children by children being proud of their parents’ involvement with integral education, and, of course the opposite, that parents would feel moral damage if they don’t participate in the process of integration.
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From a “Talk on Integral Education” #23, 03/03/12

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Retirees Forward!

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How should the studies in integral education be organized for retirees?

Answer: With retirees, it’s not possible to study through television communications, through screens. You need to stand in front of them live so that they can feel you. It’s possible to introduce a combined study system, varying study with a teacher and virtual lessons.

Teaching retirees, the teacher simultaneously chooses from the group who is suitable for teaching. These people are easily and quickly discernible: They usually sit in front and listen to the teacher attentively. Likewise, they immediately sign up to be his helpers, quickly grasp the study material, and within a short time they’re able to give lessons on their own. In addition, we must prepare flyers and newspapers, organize convenient and accessible kits of video materials that will always be with them.
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From a “Talk on Integral Education” #23, 03/03/12

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