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What Can Help The Economy?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can Kabbalah and Kabbalah books help the economy get out of the global crisis?

Answer: There is nothing that can help the economy except the restructuring of human society. Today, society cannot provide everyone with work and a good income that everyone dreams about. For this, there are not enough natural resources, energy, anything. Humanity must be restructured so that everyone has everything at the so-called level of reasonable consumption. The economy has to be changed according to this principle.

I have many students that are economists, and very serious ones, who are trying with great efforts to create the economy or reasonable consumption. It is not easy because we need to change the approach to life: to see everyone equal, to see everyone dependent; this is what nature requires from us today.

But how can we become like this? The first thing is to re-educate a person so he can see others in this way; otherwise he will be forced by immense suffering, a global nuclear war, etc.

What is happening in America now is only a small part of what we are shown. Yesterday on television, I saw mile-long lines of people standing to get water or a bowl of soup. And this is in New York!

This can happen all over the world and many times worse. At least in America, they can quickly clean the effects of the hurricane, although it will cost them $200 billion, if not more. They will find money, print it, and you will pay for it. But if it happens here, who will pay for us? This is a problem.

That is why Kabbalah advises how to prevent all this.
From the Georgia Convention 11/05/12, Lesson 1

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The Role Of Kabbalists In Each Generation

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What was the role of Kabbalists before the revelation of Kabbalah in our day? Or was it simply the transfer of information from one generation to the next?

Answer: The role of Kabbalists was to develop Kabbalah further and further in each generation down to our time. There was no other use in practice. There were different Kabbalists in each generation who had to continue developing it in their generation.

A Kabbalist is a person who is interested in the system of management of our world: why, what for, and how to work with it. He reveals this system, studies it, and describes it based on the level that he is at.

A Kabbalist of the next generation is on a different level than the Kabbalist of the past one. Just like all other people, he evolves with other needs according to which he develops Kabbalah further. That is, the development of humanity and Kabbalah are parallel, until people begin to need it, and then Kabbalah is revealed.
From the Georgia Convention 11/05/12, Lesson 1

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What Does Kabbalah Predict?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Kabbalah predicts absolutely everything in the development of human history. What does it say about the current millennium?

Answer: Kabbalah predicts everything if I know in advance the general system, its motion, because everything occurs deterministically in it; that is, there are forces that interact according to a particular program, and I study this program.

The program exists; it is perfect, complete. And while I do not even know it completely because I have not reached this level to see it entirely, I can already foresee something, predict.

So it is in our world. If I have learned some laws of nature, for example, certain weather conditions, then I can calculate all the weather conditions and say with some degree of probability that during this week it might rain, or snow, or be sunny, or cloudy. Can I predict this? Yes. That is, on the basis of previous studies and the current state, I can predict the future state. This is already the knowledge of laws. Of course, this is not the knowledge of the absolute law, when there is a formula before me and I clearly see what and how, but I can forecast something approximately. It is the same thing with Kabbalah. We deal with the system.

Once I studied Bio-cybernetics; it is absolutely the same. This is the same system. I also work with the forces that affect our world. If I know these forces, know the nature of this world, then I can predict ahead of time, that is, calculate in advance how they come into contact with each other over time, and what the result would be. There is no surprise.

When we turn something on or off for a young child, it is a miracle to him, that is, we show him something he does not understand, but for us it is not a miracle because we know what we’re doing. So it is with Kabbalah.

Rising to the next level of understanding, knowledge, you see what happens, and it becomes work for you because in principle a Kabbalist is a person who is engaged not only in study but in the practical application of the management systems, the practical implementation of the program of development of the world.
From the Georgia Convention 11/05/12, Lesson 1 

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Everyone’s Duty

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Can anyone climb the spiritual ladder to the top and what will happen to those who cannot rise?

Answer: Everyone must and will have to reach a balance, harmony with nature, the Creator, with others. Everyone!

What will happen to those who do not want? Nature will push them with a stick towards happiness and beat them until they want. It will beat them, so no guards are needed. Then a person will begin to ask himself quietly: “Why is this happening? Why is this falling on me? What am I doing wrong?” Because blows gradually teach him.

Therefore, in order to learn quickly, to understand this after one or two blows and not after a hundred or two hundred, Kabbalah exists. In principle, it does nothing else; it simply helps understand what the problem in life is and how to change it.
From the Georgia Convention 11/05/12, Lesson 1 

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Spiritual Sight And Hearing

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What are spiritual sight and hearing?

Answer: The first stage of attainment is called “I heard,” and the second stage is “I saw,” but it is not the ears and eyes, but the level, the depth, of spiritual attainment. When a person reaches the state, “do not do evil to others,” then he is in the state, “I heard,” and when in addition, he reaches the level, “love thy neighbor as thyself,” then he reaches the level of “I saw.”
From the Georgia Convention 11/5/12, Lesson 1

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Playing With A Rubber Band

Dr. Michael LaitmanI think that we can already advance to the next level, to a new feeling. The feeling is that I am in the group, in unity, in a mass of friends, and if I feel that I am pushed out, it’s the evil inclination.

Thus the Creator plays with me: He draws me away from the group, as if pulling me like a rubber band so that I will want to return and cry to Him, “What are you doing?!” Leaving the unity each time is more strongly felt in me, and I cry out, “Don’t do that! Bring me back!” As strange as it may seem, such states tie a person to the Creator. It’s in this contrasted action that they allow me to see that He is playing with me through the evil inclination. The Creator told Moses from the beginning, “Come to Pharaoh.”

Now I also feel that I am in the center of the group while he “pulls the rubber band backward,” pulling me out of there. He gives me the right feeling, and I immediately respond and am drawn back. Then once again He pulls me out, and I respond again. The question is how sensitive I am to the pull and to what extent do I resist each time it happens?

We begin to play, and the evil inclination becomes “help against” for me. I learn from His actions as He reveals my evil to me and pulls me out of the circle of friends. Eventually the Creator reveals to me the extent of the center, all of Malchut in different angles and discernments. I play with Him time after time, behaving differently each time. The main thing is that I identify His game in everything that happens. The evil inclination is the force we have to acquire as the basis above which we discover the Creator; where else can we reveal Him?

So every time He pulls me out of the group I am connected to, the exit provides me with new “grounds” for work in which the Creator and I can understand and feel one another like partners in a game. In this game we can be rivals, enemies, or friends. The states and relationships change in a sequence of connections and attachments. We play, and it isn’t just a game, it’s the game of life.

Question: In order to carry on with a game a person needs a certain reward….

Answer: First of all, use envy. If I stop the game, I will lag behind everyone else. This incentive is very clear and simple. It isn’t by chance that it’s said that envy, lust, and honor take a person out of this world. I must be like others. They are more advanced than me, they are in bestowal and I am nothing. Everyone has these simple urges.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/26/12, Writings of Rabash

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Europe: Discipline And…Solidarity

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (George Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management and Chairman of the Open Society): “Originally, the European Union was what psychologists call a ‘fantastic object,’ a desirable goal that inspires people’s imaginations. I saw it as the embodiment of an open society – an association of nation-states that gave up part of their sovereignty for the common good and formed a union dominated by no one nation or nationality.

“The euro crisis, however, has turned the EU into something radically different. Member countries are now divided into two classes – creditors and debtors – with the creditors in charge.

“The only way to reverse the trend is to recapture the spirit of solidarity that animated the European project from the start. My goal is to revive the idea of the EU as an instrument of solidarity, not only of discipline.”

My Comment: How many times have we heard the good wishes and thoughts of financiers! But the idea that solidarity was the soul of the European project from the beginning is beautiful. However, how it was expressed? Was it to deny the Portuguese fishing, the only source of their income, and to make the Lithuanians cancel their dairy industry that fed them, etc. in all countries for the benefit of a few powerful countries? Is that solidarity? That is why we have the crisis!

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Revealing The Canvas Of The Universe Inside Us

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, Preface to The Book of Zohar, Item 38: …there are three categories of man (Adam) in the Sefirot: Adam of Beria, Adam of Yetzira, and Adam of Assiya.

There is a “rock” called a “desire to be pleased.” The “rock” has a shape that is somewhat similar to the Creator. It explains the term “Adam,” meaning similar (Domeh) to the Creator.

We are talking here about the forms and degrees of similarity to the Creator. At any level, a Partzuf is always called “Adam.” Inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels also represent various forms of Adam. There’s nothing at all that’s not a part of the state named Adam except the authentic amorphous matter of the desire. The three prior levels (animate, vegetative and animate) serve as a way of advancement to the speaking (human) level. Ultimately, these levels are the ones that give “shape” to the human level.

The matter of the universe, the Earth’s material flora and fauna altogether constitute a pyramid; at the top of the pyramid is man. So, they all are included in Man, therefore they ascend and descend together with man.

When we perceive reality correctly, it becomes obvious that the entire material of creation is a part of man. There’s nothing outside us; even cosmic objects are only another form of our desire to receive.

From this we see that the desire to receive has no boundaries. A myriad of stars, gigantic nebulae, everything is inside us, in our perception. To the extent of our growth, we discern in the depths of our desire to receive and find a elementary particles and the whole galaxy. There is nothing new under the sun; everything has already been created, but while we are still “on earth”, meaning in the desire to receive, we keep revealing new details of this marvelous picture.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/2/12, Preface to The Book of Zohar

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This Strange Word “Nature”

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: When we conduct lectures and seminars on integral education, people feel that there is something we are not telling them, until we begin to talk in more detail about the concept of nature. At what point is it okay to reveal the concept of “nature,” and is it necessary to do so?

Answer: It is absolutely necessary! The concept of nature can be explained as follows: We are all connected. Our consciousness is tied into a single system, so we are able to pass our thoughts and desires to one another.

There’s a reason why the idea of “good eye” or “evil eye” exists. We can pass on thoughts. There are people who are more sensitive to this. They even can read thoughts, and there are those that are less sensitive. A person can feel when someone is looking at him from behind and so on.

That is, we talk about the subtle planes that exist in nature. We can’t measure them sufficiently. There are intelligence agencies that deal with this that don’t reveal all the secrets to us, but this isn’t important. What is important is that today our interconnection is gradually becoming revealed to humanity.

This total integral interconnection that exists between our individual minds creates a single network that also is connected with the inanimate, vegetative, and animal nature. All of this together creates nature. When we aspire toward integrality and mutual connection, we reveal the single network of nature.

It’s like a computer network. Each one of us is like a computer that’s connected to all the other computers. When all seven billion computers connect, then this constitutes a single nature.

The thing is that the common mind-field exists not within each individual but between us, in the network that connects us. This is why, when we connect with each other, when our personal modems connect, we create this great, vast, and conscious world network. Then, in this network, we begin to sense a single movement of nature and, most importantly, our own evolution, where we are headed and how we develop.

We can predict our next states because we tune into the level of nature where its entire plan lies. This plan develops each one of us. It takes from our personal memories, individual Reshimot. Then, a person will see his next states because he’ll feel included in this system.

That is, when our minds become integral, then we enter the level of nature and go beyond the limitations of time and space, of all that quantum physicists, psychologists, and other scientists talk about today. You can back this up with science. You’ll be understood.
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