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Krasnoyarsk Convention: A Fresh Stream Of Connection

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: I would like to thank you in the name of all the friends in the area of Siberia for the great efforts that you are investing in order to participate in conventions, for it’s not at all easy to travel such great distances. Thank you very much for investing so much attention in us.

Answer: This is my obligation. If there are people whom this interests and if the person yearns to change himself and the world, then I must do this. I thank all who accepted the invitation to come to Krasnoyarsk to gather together to make a leap forward, to discover a higher state, and then convey it to others.

We see that the world is in a difficult, unfavorable state and that it constantly wanders to and fro on the threshold of the abyss that is gaping before it in many areas. At present the world is deteriorating economically, politically, militarily, and ecologically and the condition is only becoming more severe. I don’t want to be a prophet of doom, but I already spoke about this ten years ago.

Therefore it’s up to us to try to inject into the world a positive stream in every way possible, a potential, that in spite of it all, we will open the eyes of people and will make it possible to reach the same goal not through suffering but through personal change for the better, with the help of equivalence of form with nature, with the Creator. So I will fly to Siberia because large, fresh new forces are gathering, and this is very important.

This area is very important to me. In my opinion it is prepared to provide freshness, inner potential, vigor, and seriousness to our yearning, as no other place in the world will be prepared to do! In spite of it all, the area of Siberia is so pristine that it will be ready to add all this to us; our world group requires this very much.

Come let us thank in advance all the participants in the convention for having seriously invested so much time preparing for it. I thank them in the name of the whole world because what they are doing is the greatest addition to the global connection between us.

We are happy to join what they are organizing and we will try to be together with them body and soul. I am sure that it will be a wonderful convention and that we will be able to feel what the next stage will be as a result of all that we have done until today. I truly hope that in Krasnoyarsk we will realize what we achieved and felt in the last men’s convention because the people began to go through unfamiliar inner experiences of connection with that which is higher.
From the Virtual Lesson 6/2/13

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Fulfilling Your Destiny

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Will all the seven billion people who populate the earth have to reveal and feel the upper world?

Answer: All the seven billion live in our world, and all of them feel our world, albeit each in their own way. They will feel the upper world differently as well. The upper world is the perception of the Creator. This is why they will feel Him, this general force of correction, love, and interconnection.

One way or the other, the pyramid remains. It’s not up to a person. Everyone will feel totally satisfied and calm. It’s because the root of the soul, which arranges us one in relation to the other, is fixed.

This means that everyone gets to do something special, as it is said, “the sages discussed for seventy years who is luckier:  he who is not born lucky or he who is?” They came to the conclusion that it’s best not to be born at all, but if you were born, then you should fulfill your mission.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/25/13

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We Should Take The Initiative

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: The wisdom of Kabbalah has used four languages throughout history: the language of the Bible, the language of Halacha (Jewish Law), the language of the Haggadah, and the language of Kabbalah. Can we say that the language of integral education is the fifth new language that we use in order to communicate with the world?

Answer: No. It’s more like the language of Kabbalah, adapted for “babies.”  It’s because we speak to people about love, connection, submission, about the collective force of bestowal that is revealed in the connection between us. This force is revealed from a higher level and dwells among us just like wisdom for the masses. We explain the psychology of integral education using today’s terminology behind which there is no other but the wisdom of Kabbalah: the Sefirot, Partzufim, the worlds, ascents and descents, mutual connection, Reshimot (reminiscences), etc.

Question: If in the past it used to be enough for me to study the wisdom of Kabbalah and to connect with the friends and the group, do I also have to study this style of Kabbalistic language today?

Answer: Yes. It is the uniqueness of integral education. Similarly, we explain to children and adults the same things in different ways. The connection with the world goes through a different level of communication and we have to learn it.

It’s the Light that Reforms that corrects everyone. It doesn’t come to the masses if we don’t participate in the process. If the world starts connecting independently, it will speed up the pace of advancing along the path of suffering.

For example, if Europe begins to strengthen the union that it needs so badly today, it will lead to Nazi regimes, and local communes that abuse others. But if we work on the unity of Europe, then it will take on a spiritual form, according to the rule of “love thy friend as thyself.” Therefore, we mustn’t give the world time to start the egoistic connection. Only if we initiate the process of connection among them will it lead to a positive result.

Question: How can we do that?

Answer: By using the media, through our groups, and mainly through the general network that connects all of us “below the surface.” Through it, we will influence people and they will begin to understand that we have the right method of correction and no one else.

In fact, accepting integral education is the criterion that a person is ready to be corrected. This is the fulfillment of the wisdom of Kabbalah, as it says in the articles “Matan Torah” (The Giving of the Torah) and “The Arvut” (Mutual Guarantee). So our role is to become teachers, a “kingdom of priests and a holy nation” with regards to the nations of the world. This is actually the field where we perform our external actions—”a field blessed by the Creator.”
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/03/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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The Darkness Of Egypt Before The Dawn

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What characterizes the peak of exile from which we reach redemption?

Answer: First of all, the exile begins when we feel that the evil inclination disturbs us from connection. I yearn for the Creator and therefore I yearn for connection, but my nature is standing in the way and blocks it and so it doesn’t let me go forward. This is what actually happened among the sons of Jacob at that time.

And at the peak of the exile we see that Pharaoh wins, and so we find ourselves in the “Egyptian darkness,” under the enormous dominance of the “angel of death,” which leaves no hope. We are so eager to connect understanding that our entire life depends only on this, and simultaneously we see that it’s impossible.

And precisely from within this darkness the command is heard: “Leave.” And so the possibility of salvation is revealed to us. In a state of absolute powerlessness when there is no chance of salvation, when everyone is in despair, hopeless, only the Creator with His glory and by Himself and nothing else except that higher power brings us out to the light.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/06/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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The Group Of Ten Is The Key To Feeling The Upper World

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Can a person who takes part in the work of a physical group of ten be in a virtual group of ten at the same time?

Answer: Of course, if he has the time because in principle it does not matter in what kind of group of ten you are. When I sit among my students, I do not see faces and do not remember names, I just feel people’s energy, and this is the most important thing for me.

If I were in any group of ten, these people would not matter to me, neither their appearance nor their names because what is important is only their inner spiritual potential; this is what is felt.

That is why groups of ten will gradually dissolve as a person inside it will no longer see everyone’s image. For instance, it’s similar in married life, having lived with your wife for many years you stop noticing her physical image and perceive her mainly internally.

That is what should happen to us. And then the groups of tens will lose their physical relevance. You will be able to connect, mingle, unite in groups of twenty, of hundreds, it doesn’t matter. Uniting in groups of ten is necessary at the current stage to help us exit ourselves a little, to begin to understand how to adapt to others.

That is why we tell a person: “This is your field of work, and you have to get used to it; don’t run away!” When he understands that the group of ten for him is the key to exiting himself, to feeling the upper world, then he will have no problems, he will want to unite, interact with all the other friends.

To begin to feel the exit from himself, a person has to work in his well-organized group of ten from which he cannot run away. Whether it’s good or bad, comfortable or not, he knows that it’s his and that’s all. That is why I have clearly defined the group of ten as something sacred!

It will not be like this later. But this “later” will come only after the group of ten becomes everything for everyone, and he will understand how much it is dear to him because this is the means of exiting oneself and entering the upper world. Then a person will be able to expand his circle.
From the Virtual Lesson 6/2/13

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Communications Media – For Awareness Of The Meaning Of Life

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In the years 2008 to 2009, Internet business didn’t see any decline. In fact, on the contrary, it grew by 10 to 12%. Today, this business continues to grow. Is this becoming the “tomorrow” of all human activity?

Answer: In principle, we already have passed through this stage. The generation of the technologies of steam, electricity, and gas has already ended. Also, the generation of all kinds of communications media technologies also has reached its end. Now, we no longer aspire for knowledge and for communications links. The idea of communications between people has disappeared. We see this very well with the Internet, how rapidly it is helping us to develop and filter all that already has been on some level that has completed its work, and so we discard it.

The next stage is a stage of meaning, characterized by a yearning for attaining the meaning of life. Today, we stand on this threshold. This is not just a generation of energy, material, and information, but beyond this, it is a generation searching for an answer to the question about the meaning of existence. Without this acute question and its answer, humanity cannot advance further. It will enter into depression, suicide, terrorism, and absolute confusion, saying, “I don’t know what to do!”

Today, the world lives according to the principle of, “earned-disposed,” “stole-ate.” In a state like this, there is no goal. Therefore, humanity needs to find it, and it will be discovered specifically in the integral collective if we can present this example to the world quickly. The problem is that humanity needs to feel it by itself. We cannot put people into a state like this artificially.

If people can achieve this, then everything will be changed, and if not, then it could be that we will exist in this state for a much longer time. However, then it will be bad for us. We will yearn for war in that we will think only about cutting off complex connections and solving problems.
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