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Answer: There is no problem in reaching another person’s heart. After all the strings that mutually connect us are stretched among us all and they are at your disposal, go ahead; influence this system from the inside. No one in the world except those who have the point in the heart have such a powerful access to the internal network that connects people.
We are all mutually connected; the whole world is wandering within the collective feelings and thoughts, but on the “animal” level. As for the forces that change reality, none of the seven billion reaches that; they are all under supervision.
You can operate actively in the internal network that connects everyone if you want to do it correctly by helping its advancement, its development, and its revelation to people. Then you can connect to this network and add your desire to it, your prayer. Go ahead, you have the chance; after all, you have received a point in the heart just like our friends throughout the world.
We are all connected to this internal network and through it we assist its positive development. We pull the world ourselves a bit more strongly forward so that it will not advance as a result of negative urges. If we assist the natural force called the “Creator” advance the world, we change the negative pulses from behind to positive ones that pull the world forward. Kabbalists call this “to judge oneself and the world to the scale of merit.” Eventually the painful stabs in the back change into a pleasant adventure on the way forward.
Question: This means that it isn’t about the words I say to someone. Does it work even if a person doesn’t listen, if I have the right intention?
Answer: Of course. You don’t have to hear with your ears at all. We do have to awaken people by external means, but the true and most powerful dissemination is undoubtedly through the internal network. If we kept the internal connection among us, the world would be different.
The question is: What efforts do we have to make in order to increase our internal connection and what efforts should be made to increase the external connection.
If we could truly invest all our powers effectively in the internal connection, we should do that. But we cannot and so we also work on the external connection that helps us unite and operate mutually.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/13/12, “Peace in the World”
Question: How can I hold on to the right intention?
Answer: Make efforts with regards to the group, the study, the friends, and the whole world in order to constantly keep the intention. Your intention is like a prisoner that you must constantly guard so that he won’t run away, or like a baby for whom you constantly care.
It takes great efforts. But if you look at the world as an intended outcome by understanding which intentions go into the spiritual account, which do not, then there is hardly anything left of this world.
This is what it looks like from spirituality. It seems that so many things take place on this corporeal planet, so many events, and so many people are active on it, but this is all only to make a person feel despair and confusion by this chase and to recognize that the world is operated by intentions and not by apparent physical actions.
Intention is the desirable outcome of an action or for whom I perform a certain action. But if it’s about an intention, we don’t refer to a simple physical action anymore, but take into account the quality of the action, its internal direction, who it’s aimed at and in whose favor. The immediate intention ties you to the quality of the actions.
The action can be just a desire. I can now sit quietly on the couch with a cigarette and a glass of beer but perform very complicated work internally, by yearning to collect all my thoughts and desires that are now going in different directions and revolving in a closed circle and to focus them in the right direction.
If you look at a person through such a filter, you’ll see what state he is really in. Then you’ll see that he is performing spiritual work. But if you look at the action itself, at how he sits on the couch with a cigarette and a beer, you may think that he is just a bum wasting his time in vain.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/12/12, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar”
Answer: The approach is simple: I am the critical part because all the others are absolutely corrected. There is nothing to think about—only with this point of view can you see the correct picture.
The general system works; it has everything necessary and moves in the right direction. However, “everyone judges according to one’s own flaw,” and as a result, I see an uncorrected world. And I see it not just on television, but in my feelings: The salary is not enough, there is an overdraft in the bank account, health is deteriorating, relationships with people are getting worse, the appliances at home break down…. In short, I feel that I am in a broken world.
I have to say to myself: “This is all because I ‘spin’ incorrectly, meaning I interact incorrectly with other ‘cogwheels.’ The problem is not in politicians and tycoons but only in me.” There is no sense in looking for other problems in the system, attempting to fix other people’s desires and properties. Everything is perfect. The problem is me myself.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/10/12, “Peace in the World”
Question: Quite often during our discussions in the integral education groups, we slip into the usual, ordinary state. We begin to compliment one another and so on. How should we escape from such states so that we will not waste our time?
Answer: There has to be a clear plan in front of everyone or a big screen with the text, and you should know that you must flow along its path as if you were in a little, common boat. Imagine that we are in the huge sea and this text is our guide.
Together, we read the same article and its study is a certain step forward on our part. The article is divided into parts or sub-steps. We read one or two sentences and discuss what they say and how they help us unite, rise, and correctly use everything that exists within us. At the same time, the text itself must direct us and give us clues as to what we should do. Essentially, it should play the role of a teacher.
From a Talk on Integral Upbringing 3/2/12