Bound Together By One Connection

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can we become professionals of integral upbringing? What is it?

Answer: A professional of integral upbringing, firstly, is one who understands evolution, which we have undergone as the egoistic development of a person and humanity. From generation to generation, we have been developing until the point when our usual human egoism ceased to grow.

It has manifested itself almost in everything and now begins to become round; that is, more and more, we feel greater unity, integrality, and globality of all early affairs, absolute dependence of each other, and, in most cases, this is unwanted.

Corporations with global operations and markets understand what profit they have from this. And humankind, countries, governments, various organizations, and anyone in the world suddenly begin to feel constrained and interconnected with everyone.

Today, in order to provide myself with everything necessary, with what I am used to because I have developed to this level and cannot imagine a normal existence below it, as an ordinary citizen of any country, city, or region, I need to be fully connected with the whole world and feel dependent on everyone.

For example, China supplies special elements, rare metals, to all the countries. But what can we do if it no longer wants to supply them. We will have no computers, no phones, nothing. If somewhere the development of oil fields and all kinds of chemical materials is stopped, we will be left with nothing. That is, the world has been divided into sectors, which become so intertwined that it’s impossible today to imagine a normal existence without proper integral work of the entire world.

Billions of people live in cities, in an artificial society, which they have created and which would be very easy to destroy; it’s enough to break a few links and people will no longer be able to exist in the stone jungles they have built.

Our current state, in general, is clear to many, even to the simplest people, because it’s easy to explain from where we get everything and to whom in turn we deliver it. And from this mutual dependence, which emerged in the era of subsistence farming, first in the family, then in the cities, in factories, and then within the nation, now, no one can isolate himself, and this forces us to think differently.
From a “Talk on Integral Upbringing” 5/20/12

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What’s Inside Is Also What’s On The Outside

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, “The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee)”: If a part of the nation does not want to keep the Arvut, but rather chooses to wallow in self-love, they cause the rest of the nation to remain immersed in their filth and lowliness without ever finding a way out of their filth.

This refers to a person who isn’t perfect in his efforts to keep the mutual guarantee and in restricting the same desires which cannot keep it. If he has a dilemma and is partially for mutual guarantee and partially against it, he weakens all the other desires that are not corrected yet, meaning, “the nations of the world.”

Besides, the whole world is divided into “Israel” and the “nations of the world,” and it plays an important role in our generation. If we the “people of Israel” are not adapted to the laws of mutual guarantee, we convey to the “nations of the world” that it is okay to remain in the ego and empower them to do so. On the other hand, by our true work in mutual guarantee and connection, we reveal the Light in Israel and by that help the nations of the world correct themselves.

“Israel” are called GE (Galgalta ve Eynaim).  And the “nations of the world” are called AHP that is under the first restriction (Tzimtzum Aleph). We work on mutual guarantee, not in AHP since it is impossible to do so, but only in GE. However, if to some extent we allow the presence of corruptions that belong to the corrupt desires, if we are lazy, or if we neglect the correction of certain parts, we strengthen the vessels of AHP accordingly.

In the meantime, we are also in contact with the nations of the world, and accordingly the Light influences GE and flows to AHP and to the nations of the world who feel their power.

What's Inside Is Also What’s On The Outside
Thus, our internal division affects what goes on in the world and when nations accuse Israel of anything, they are basically right. If we had corrected ourselves, then there wouldn’t have been any negativity in the world. It all depends on the correction of Israel, and this is where all the global consequences stem from, both the good and the bad.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/03/12, “The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee)”

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Preparation For The Workshop

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the best form of preparation for the workshop?

Answer: Perhaps, you could sing. Or maybe read some excerpts, but not long ones, not tiring, just some short “bullet points.” You might sit, hugging each other, touching, looking deeper into oneself for a few minutes, talk on a particular topic about the importance of the group and unity as a means of revelation of the upper world.

The whole method is very simple! It requires only a maximum desire, commitment, and nothing more.
From a “Talk About Workshops” 5/26/12

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He Did Not Say Wicked or Righteous

A person doesn’t have the power to aspire to correct his egoism, but being around people who aspire to correct themselves, if these people are pleasant to him, then he receives from them the force to overcome his egoism and becomes imbued with their desires, aspiration, and the power of spirit. But thanks to his attitude to and respect for these people, he gets new desires and aspirations.
From Baal HaSulam, Shamati #99

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.05.12

Preparation to the Lesson

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Shamati #25,Things that Come from the Heart

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The Book of ZoharSelected Excerpts “Beresheet Bet (Genesis 2),” “Seven Palaces in the Garden of Eden, the First Palace, Yesod Lesson 113

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Chapter 2, Part 2, Item 6, “Ohr Pnimi,” Item 6, Lesson 6

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The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee)” Item 20, Lesson 5

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