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The Obstetricians Of Humanity

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe group is very important to us because it can become a “spiritual obstetrician” for everyone, the force that pulls us out of feeling only this world into an additional sensation of an external reality. If it weren’t for the group, we would feel pain, pressure, and troubles within the “womb” of this world until we finally found the force that could deliver us to the Light.

Therefore, even if our world is filled with suffering, by itself it is not enough to deliver us into the spiritual world, that is, to give us the “beyond corporeal” perception. The power of suffering isn’t enough; we need another force.

Today we are experiencing the spiritual birth of all of humanity, and our group, the world Bnei Baruch group has to get ready for the role of the “obstetrician” to the whole world. We are being prepared for that now, by being developed faster than the rest of humanity. We are being pushed a little from behind and mainly are being pulled forward.

Unlike the others, we don’t only experience troubles in this life, which we could do without, but we also feel the force that pulls us forward. This is the “obstetrician” that wants to help us be born faster, so that we will come out and become the “group obstetrician” for all of humanity, helping them emerge from the womb. This is the way things are today.

Accordingly, we should understand that we were awakened only for one reason, so that in the future we will help the world. It is only for this that each of us was rewarded with the force that pulls a person from this world to the upper world. All our actions should be coordinated with our group, with all the other groups, and with all of humanity.

Humanity is going through  a period of great suffering and pressure, but there is no force to pull it out, there is only a force that pushes from the inside. On the whole, it suffers aimlessly. People are asking themselves the urgent question: “What should I do next?” and they have no answer. This concerns the G8 and G20 conferences and the conferences of world leaders, scientists, philosophers, and political scientists; they are all searching, but since there is no pulling force, they don’t know what to do. Everyone has his own philosophy, his own point of view, but they have no solution.

For us it is a sign that we have to hasten our development and to be born as soon as possible in order to help them. Baal HaSulam talks about this in the articles “The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee),” “The Peace,” and in other places. Eventually this is our role. Therefore, each of us must feel responsible and understand that he exists for the higher goal and not think about personal benefit but about how to become a partner of the Light of Ein Sof (Infinity). It is only through us that it can influence all of humanity and pull people out of the womb of this dark world, so that the birth will be smooth and without complications. In our world too, giving birth is a very dangerous thing.

Let’s hope that we will be able to help humanity in time. Since without this, as Baal HaSulam says, there may be nuclear world wars, natural disasters, hardships, and other disasters. The reason is that the external force, the midwife, that is our group, isn’t ready to become the conductor of the birth process, while at the same time the internal pressure, the “labor pains” are growing.

So we have to be very serious and feel responsible, understanding what we are up against. On one hand, the upper Light demands our cooperation regarding humanity and regarding every member in the group. We will not be born by sitting and waiting for one another. It is only by collective efforts that it will happen with everyone. On the other hand, humanity is in rage, furiously waiting for our help.
From the Miami Convention 6/23/12, Lesson 1

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I Am A Guarantor For Everyone

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What can be done if, on one hand, I do everything possible, for example, studying, integrating into the group, and performing dissemination; and on the other hand, I see that I have stayed in my pride and haven’t taken anything else into consideration, meaning, have simply blocked myself?

Answer: You need to ask the friends to help you, to support you, to pray for you. “Prayer for the many” is the prayer for someone else, for others.

A person can’t pray for himself since that would be an egoistic request. Even if you convince yourself that you, as if, want the attribute of bestowal, in any case it would be egoistic since you want it for yourself.

When I am in the group, I only want one thing, to be a guarantor for everyone. I want to be their guarantor and that they will attain everything that they want! And in this way we are all mutual guarantors for each other.

Otherwise, we won’t be matching in our attributes to that of the upper field. We are within it like charged particles in a magnetic field that separates us instead of attracting and drawing us nearer. Because we want to take advantage of it for ourselves, it repels us.

How can we attain similarity with Him? For this we need to connect to the friends, and then I will have some similarities to this field. It is here that the exact laws of physics work as described in The Study of the Ten Sefirot; there is no mysticism here.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/21/12, Shamati #30

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Money Or Elation?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In the corporeal world, a person who makes great effort into working on something gets a reward, for example, in the form of money.

Answer: Money is a fulfillment. This is how a person depicts his greatness, power, and domination. Money itself has no smell, but it is these images and descriptions within our desire that draw us to money as to something that is equivalent to all the fulfillments. In an equal, integral society, the equivalent of fulfillment is elation, the sensation.

Question: How should society give us this feeling? Does it happen automatically?

Answer: Of course, society is already on this “round” level, just like all of nature that is now revealing itself actively. It was always round, but we looked at it through our linear ego. Today, when the ego is becoming round, we are becoming more like nature that surrounds us, and eventually we discover an infinite source of energy and fulfillment.
From a “Talk on Integral Upbringing” 5/23/12

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Europeans In Crisis Started Drinking More

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from Reuters): “People in Europe drink more alcohol than in any other part of the world, downing the equivalent of 12.5 litres of pure alcohol a year or almost three glasses of wine a day, according to report by the World Health Organisation and the European Commission. …

“In a breakdown of drinking by sub-region, the heaviest drinkers were in central-eastern and eastern Europe – consuming 14.5 litres of pure alcohol per adult per year compared to 12.4 litres in central-western and western Europe, 11.2 litres in southern Europe and 10.4 litres in Nordic countries.”

My Comment: Humanity will certainly plunge into any means that help to disconnect from reality, especially those who are ruined and unemployed, and only the quick organization of the courses in integral education and upbringing will help not only to prevent falling, but also to raise people to the next level of development, a “Human Being,” to what the crisis pushes us.

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“A Man In Debt Is So Far A Slave”

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (John Perkins, Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm, advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man): “My job as an economic hit man during the 1970s was to enslave nations that had resources our corporations coveted by burdening them with debts they could never repay. We then demanded that they sell those resources cheap, without social or environmental regulations, to our corporations.

“It was an incredibly successful strategy. In essence it created the world’s first truly global empire and the first one that was not built primarily through military occupations. It also transformed geo-politics. The power of elected officials was usurped by those who sit at the top of the multinational corporations (the ‘corporatocracy’).

“This success led to the realization that similar strategies could be applied in the United States in order to emasculate a population that was exerting its democratic rights in ways that threatened the corporatocracy… .

“By 1980, the Reagan administration understood that its most effective weapon to protect corporations against labor movements was debt. Borrowers were deceived into believing that they were paying low interest rates when in fact balloon payments, adjustable rate mortgages, and other technically complex packages resulted in higher overall rates that made it increasingly difficult to break the shackles of debt. …

“We have finally realized that we are serfs of a system that reflects the feudal Middle Ages. Modern-day lords of the castle, the corporatocracy had convinced us – we who live outside the walls and supply all the food and conveniences for them – that if we didn’t pay our “debts” and service their every desire we would be raped and pillaged by soldiers from neighboring castles. But we are no longer buying their lies.

“Across this planet, we have marched into the courtyards of those castles with the message that we are no longer blind. We will not be hoodwinked by their false promises or by their fear tactics. The Occupy movement spans seven continents. Participation expands at seemingly exponential rates, online as well as at the front lines. …

“The corporatoctacy are striking back. They are writing new laws forbidding us to assemble in places like Wall Street. They are attempting to censor the Internet (as they did in Egypt). They will come up with schemes we can’t even imagine.

“Each time they do this we must utilize their energy to inspire and empower us further. Coming from a place where we know we are right, we will employ the aikido of love, compassion, and cooperation to keep expanding our energy, our resolve, and our creative responses.”

My Comment: The method of enslavement will vary, but it will not disappear until human egoistic nature is corrected. That is why all the occupy movements will yield nothing and fade. Salvation is in the education of people, in their correction through the hidden force of nature: It created egoism and it can also correct it.

Enslavement comes from its historic and spiritual source: the Pharaoh who had Jews as slaves. The Pharaoh represents the entire universal egoism, that is why it wanted to beat even death through mummification. Thus a person is a slave of his egoism and remains its slave until he begins to correct himself through the method of integral upbringing.

So today, the current crisis is the time of freeing oneself from the Pharaoh-egoism with the whole world.

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A Positive Charge

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe road is difficult if we are in our ego and want to make some egoistic arrangements among us. By trying to solve problems on the egoistic plane, we will constantly fight, argue, and disagree and it will never end.

But if we rise above our ego in order to connect and see all the arguments and the conflicts among us as an invitation to connect, as “help against,” we will constantly feel happy and powerful, elated and capable of anything. If we are not able to do something, we will have whom to ask for help. That is, we reach the request to the upper one, a prayer, which we would not be able to reach otherwise.

This isn’t just a prayer but the “prayer of many” that I pray for the whole group and not for myself. Asking for myself doesn’t help; on the contrary, it keeps us apart and thrusts us onto the path of suffering.

So during the roundtable discussions, we say that we want to leave all the strife. We don’t want to argue and find out who is right and who is not and to what extent. This is not a debate within the government. Here there are people who want to establish a new connection, without which humanity is doomed.

This is only possible if we stop all the arguments between us and rise to a new level of connection so that “love,” that is above everything, “will cover all the sins,” that are left below. We don’t mention the sins as if they do not exist. And we build a dome above us.

This is what we want to achieve in the discussions at the roundtable. Before we do it in public, we have to learn to implement it in our group. So we need to take every opportunity to connect in spite of all our arguments, conflicts, and rejection.

In this form, the upper force field operates on us by evoking such reactions in us and summoning conflicts so that we will need the help of the upper one. As it says: “He who brings peace in Heaven will bring peace upon us.”

We need to reach a state in which this force field will influence us not by its negative pole, but by its positive pole, in the opposite direction. Every force field, every magnet has a positive or negative effect, by the north pole or the south pole. It all depends on our direction, on our charge—on our intention.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/21/12, Shamati #30

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An Integral Society Is A Source Of Power

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How will the connection in the integral environment ensure that a person will at least have enough to eat?

Answer: Suppose people are detached from one another, don’t want to communicate, and have a sad and empty look in their eyes. Put them in a circle next to one another so that they will touch each other’s knees, like kids, and put their hands on each other’s shoulders or knees, and they will begin feeling one another.

You will see how they begin to trigger some collective field, and suddenly, from the inside, signs of life will begin to appear in them. All this is because they are becoming similar to the general integral system, by triggering the power of this system on themselves, not linearly, but integrally, in a circle, and this power gradually begins to operate in them, spinning as if in a ring, like a current in a conductor that creates a field.

Thus, people begin to wake up since all of them together inside the circle are now equal to the global system with which nature is now presenting us. They receive powers, desires, a mind, and new attributes that are based on cooperation, on integrality.

They gradually begin to feel the world and to see it through an integral attribute that is cleared to them through this collective power. Each of them stops feeling his “self” and begins to feel the general “we,” the united “self” where there is no “me,” no “you,” and no “him,” but only one “self” that exists among everyone and through which they see everything.

Then, totally new conditions, attributes, powers, and options on a new level appear on the internal level, and from that, they grow. They cut themselves off from the past since it means falling back into the emptiness and the sadness.

Today, a person can be a member of the integral society and only through it, receive the power, ideas, goals, and values, and act in order to attain them. If he isn’t enclosed within the integral society, he has no power source and no desire, and he cannot work and won’t be able to operate.

It is the same with the entire world. Of course, all countries will gradually come to this. Especially now, when millions of unemployed people will be on the streets, the middle class gradually will disappear and thus lose its uniqueness. If we don’t work with them, a terrible future awaits these people.
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Dr. Michael LaitmanWhy does egoism change from linear into circular? What is the property of circular egoism?

We can imagine linear egoism as a straight line consisting of a multitude of dots. Linear egoism can see only the next dot in front of itself and is running toward it like a little dog, and after that to the next goal, and so on. It does not see even a few dots ahead of it because it doesn’t care about them. It is interested only in the short term, the next goal.

Circular egoism shows a circle, rather than the next goal. The circle is eternity, infinity, and detachment from linearity, even at the surface. This refers to the general sense of being. This is the difference between circular and linear egoism within us.

Today, when a person and the entire world in general become circular and integral, people experience a need to become familiar with the purpose of existence. Without this, they will be unable to live and advance. Without this, there will be terror and killing because there is no sense to this life if a person does not feel life’s upper purpose.

The upper purpose is the next rung to which we must rise in our evolution. It’s not life after death; it has nothing to do with religion. The opportunity for self-realization at the next level in this circular, single generality gives a person strength and productivity in everything.

However, we must explain to the person what we receive when we become integral. We rise above ourselves and obtain the instrument for gaining upper knowledge, sensation, and understanding. Based on this instrument, we can create, write articles, research the world and ourselves, our purpose, and so forth.

A person who begins his self-realization finds between us the new, common “me.” He receives the answers to all his questions because he becomes a possessor of the new instrument for acquiring knowledge.
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Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Suppose I am on duty in the kitchen, peeling vegetables and so on. Do I have to imagine that I am serving the general, future integral system before I begin working?

Answer: Of course. It is a kind of internal training. I give all my energy to the integral system, and, at the same time, I should feel that I absorb this general power, and through it, I begin to feel the new, round world.

What is more, the world is becoming integral since I feel it above time and place, above the linear measurements, above the three axes according to which we see the world today. I feel it in a totally different way, just like in fantasy films that describe the formation of time and place.

I actually begin to feel this since the world is an internal feeling. So, I begin to perceive it in another dimension, in the next dimension. Nature is pushing us toward this. When I peel that potato, I feel that while I do that, I am getting closer to the next picture of the world.

This may not sound convincing to a person and may seem far from real, but if one studies this practical approach in the group, then in a couple of lessons, he will be able to feel all this. Then, he will have no problems.

If he is motivated, not corporeally, but by adhesion to society from which he can rise thanks to his adhesion to it and the communication with it, then all the social work will become an opportunity for him, a happy state in order to rise. He will see it as his greatest reward and the greatest compensation there is.
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