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The Universe Is Only For The Sake Of Man

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: According to the theory of integrality, in reality there are no other civilizations than those on the earth. The people who live on the earth are the only subjects in the huge picture in the space of Ein Sof (infinity). It turns out that all the universe was created so that we would grow and feel something else within ourselves.

Answer: The universe was created so that we would attain the next level of existence above this nature, that we would discover and enter into the next level, its thinnest. This is the level of eternity, perfection, complete harmony. In order to enter this level, we must study harmony from nature, its perfection, the mutual cooperation there, its interdependence, and imitate it.

Question: For this, should we educate children and adults, or is it already too late to educate adults?

Answer: We need to educate senior citizens and young people as well since each person is equal according to this level, each person is necessary. Since if you perceive nature as being integral, then each one of its components, like in an analog system, there is the same level of importance for each of its components.

Together with this, there is no difference in the language in which this theory is presented to children and adults. The point is that each person, by knowing themselves and by their efforts, enters into the level of mutual cooperation like the cells in our body.

Full mutual cooperation brings a guarantee for an absolutely healthy system, and then we feel ourselves at the next level. Also, the period of achievement is determined in advance. We need to reach it soon. And if we, ourselves, don’t long for this, then we will feel how the unpleasant forces push us from behind in a forceful manner.
From KabTV’s “The Global Crisis” 3/19/13

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You Cannot Manage Without A Supervisor

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Should an integral manager be above any integral community, for example, a factory or office?

Answer: A higher hierarchical level should be above any integral community. After all, if we deal with the law, where does it come from? The law of integrality itself, which is manifested in the group, is their correspondence to the level of nature that they occupy. But just as the group was created by its supervisor who has already attained integrality, it’s the same now when they are at this degree; they will not be able to reach the next level by themselves.

They need an educator who gives them assignments, checks everything, guides, and corrects everywhere and in everything. Without a leader, they are unlikely to be able to remain at the achieved level because their egoism is growing all the time. They are constantly experiencing micro-explosions of egoism internally. That is why they constantly need someone who supervises them. After all, they do not feel: Suddenly, they are carried away from common integrality thinking that they are still within it.

A leader corrects their integrality because they do not feel when they “drift” since their egoism is working constantly and pulling them in different directions all the time. That is why such disagreements, misunderstandings, and differences of opinion emerge in the group and people do not know where to go.
From KabTV’s “The Wisdom of the Crowd” 5/6/13

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The Collective Intelligence: Levels Of Revelation

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: On the level of the beast, the “wisdom of the crowd” or the collective intelligence is revealed very beautifully: a school of fish, flocks of birds, and the like. Why is it not revealed like this on the human level?

Answer: On the animate level, the collective intelligence works instinctively according to the general law of the integral behavior of all of nature. We see how much this law is realized instinctively and egoistically because essentially it’s carried out for the preservation of the flocks of birds, the schools of fish, and the like. It’s derived from some great integral intelligence, yet acts on an instinctive, primitive, and egoistic level.

A different kind of behavior is required among humans, one which is not egoistic. Everyone needs to overcome his personal ego for the sake of the interests of the society while being concerned for the preservation of all the conditions of integral existence in the environment, including the still, vegetative, and animate nature, and human society. In this case, the ego creates a problem, something that doesn’t exist in the animal world.
From KabTV’s “The Wisdom of the Crowd” 5/14/15

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An Objective Look At What Is Happening

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: A child who wants to be a designer yearns for his goal and therefore plays at it. However, when we begin to work with a group in a factory—begin to learn, to imagine or to play—this group has no motivation. There is neither a need nor a necessity to become integral. There is no need for them to nullify themselves. Moreover, they explain that, “It is the world that is broken. I am good!”

Answer: This is not important. After all, this is because we are not conducting workshops for beginners. First, we have conversations with them including questions and answers. I don’t start by welcoming discussions and arguments because they must rely on people having serious knowledge. Therefore, our system is composed of learning and workshops.

In this way, the first part is informative where, by showing all kinds of clips and pictures, you can explain to the participants with specific examples about what is happening in nature, with us, toward what we are advancing, and  how mandatory and imperative all this is for our salvation.

Motivation is very simple here. Every day we are discovering greater and greater threats from the world around us, from nature, and so forth. If we don’t unite seriously and integrally, then there is a threat to our lives from ecological disaster coming from all around the world, not only from human society.

It also needs to be explained without threats. Rather, all kinds of experts must be invited or interviews with them must be shown in which they explain the necessity for mutual integral cooperation between humans and between them and nature.

We need to give them a general picture of what is happening.

I understand very well that the person is very far from this general picture. He is not concerned about anything other than what concerns him in the present moment. He doesn’t want to see beyond his nose, and he is right! That is how he was created! So, he sees before him a vast world that doesn’t seem to depend on him. Rather, he is included in it only because he needs to live his life and nothing more than this.

However, without threats—rather through education—we show that trouble is already knocking on his door, he then will begin to reflect and think about this.
From KabTV’s “Wisdom of Crowds” 5/14/13

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Grow Up To The Right Motivation

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: An ordinary person gets everything in a particular way: Why do I need to go out to an integral level now? What is this transition? In fact, this is a transition from an ordinary crowd to a crowd with integral consciousness.

Answer: This is a transition to unity. It is very critical that a person change his nature. He must live by other laws and must consider those around him as he considers himself. He must understand and feel that this is good.

So, we must incorporate workshops and talks, or the workshop should come after the conversation when the workshop participants begin to discuss between them what we said. First of all, they confirm that this is realistic. Secondly, they confirm that this is desirable. Along with this, through their sharing and discussion of everything in a group of ten, they are using the common group intelligence.

However, I don’t think a society like this exists today. It certainly depends on what kind of event to which you are coming. For example, if you come to a group of coal miners in Chile or Venezuela, it is very likely that they will not understand this yet. This has not reached them yet; while in North America and Europe, one already can talk quite seriously about the crisis, about how it feels, about the need to solve it and so on. People already are feeling various threats internally. Therefore, they have no particular problems with being motivated.
From KabTV’s “Wisdom of Crowds” 5/14/13

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Applying To Work For The Creator

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What does it mean to be the Creator’s worker without any preconditions?

Answer: Suppose you say: “I don’t care what I do, I am ready to do anything from being your deputy or your chief foreman, to being the last, lowest, most despised cleaning man. I am ready to work for any wages from half the kingdom to nothing at all. I don’t care how pleasant the work is, whether I receive pleasure from it, or whether I am beaten. I am ready to be beaten every workday as long as you allow me to work for you. I beg you, take me without any preconditions!”

Everything depends on your tolerance here, on your patience, and on whether you are ready to withstand the unpleasantness and the pleasantness, the rewards and the punishment involved. Thus you advance above your “donkey,” above your ego that feels good or bad, and receive half the kingdom or blows in return for a day’s work. But the human being in you is totally adhered to the landlord. Do you agree to work this way?

You want to be given such conditions since it helps you attain the pure intention with regard to the landlord. But if you didn’t have such conditions you wouldn’t understand where you are and whether it is your ego that motivates you, lies to you; you are like the thief running before everyone shouting, “Catch the thief.”

You want to know exactly who is managing you, and it is possible only according to the changing states. You will attain nothing by feeling bad alone; there is no Light without darkness, and there is no darkness without Light; you need to feel both.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/17/13, Writings of Rabash

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What Was Man Created For?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Lately, rich people give up their money for the benefit of society. The fact that they benefit from that is irrelevant. They still think that if they build another hospital or school in Africa, they will benefit society. Even my African relatives who live in Europe say that it won’t help unless we force the Africans to work, but the Africans don’t want to work.

Answer: We have actually prevented them from doing so. In the past Africa used to produce and export different products, but our incorrect attitude towards this continent changed everything.

Question: What will the six billion people on this planet do? We invent work for people just to keep them busy. Was this complex world created so that a person should wake up in the morning, ride over-crowded public transportation, reach an office or a factory, perform mechanical actions, come back home, and thus keep on doing this for the rest of his life until he dies?

Answer: We have turned ourselves into slaves. But now our perception is changing. Man was created to do a totally different kind of work—to work on himself and not to work in production.

We all understand that one percent of the population can provide for the rest of the world whatever is needed to sustain a sensible life, a home, family, health care, and all the rest. One percent at the most, and soon this will also be replaced by automated machines and computers that will produce practically everything.

Man, however, will only engage in regulating the two forces of nature, the force of receiving and the force of bestowal in which we have to exist. We have to develop the force of bestowal in us next to the force of receiving and aspire to balance them.

Implementing the integral education system in factories and schools will mean that after a couple of lessons a person will begin to understand that the world is totally different, that a person doesn’t have to be in control, go to work, work for a whole day, come back home, go to bed, and thus over and over again. He will suddenly understand that this is not his destiny and that it will never help anyone.

It turns out that there is a method that raises us to the next level, and if we don’t reach it out of our freewill, nature will push us in this direction.
From KabTV’s “The Global Crisis” 3/19/13

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 05.24.13

Preparation to the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash “Shlavei HaSulam,” “According to What Is Explained about Love Thy Friend as Thyself”

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The Book of Zohar – Introduction, “The Letters of Rav Hamnuna Saba, the Letter Tav,” Item 23, Lesson 16

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 1, Part 1, Chapter 4, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Item 18, Lesson 13

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Writings of Baal HaSulam “The Peace”

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