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At The Forefront

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Our central group in Petach Tikva is currently engaged in a very serious dissemination effort. What can we do to strengthen them?

Answer: The central group is at the forefront of the struggle for truth in the world.

To carry the truth to the world means to reveal Kabbalah as the method of correcting humanity because there is no need to correct the world, but it is necessary to correct the human being. With each passing day, more and more people understand that if we continue to live within our egoistic nature, we will loss the possibility of further existence on Earth, that is, we will bury ourselves and will not be able to do anything.

It is written in The Book of Zohar that the angel of death (his egoistic desire) appears before a person holding a sword with a drop of poison on its end. And not being able to prevent himself from greed, the person opens his mouth, swallows the drop, which the angel of death puts into his mouth, and dies.

We cannot correct our world; we cannot correct ourselves by any other means but through attracting the Upper Light. To do this, the wisdom of Kabbalah has been given.

Moreover, we are not able to correct ourselves even with the help of the Upper Light, if we are not organized in a group, do not study the structure of the upper worlds, the correct state of matter, where the Upper Force comes from and seemingly radiates on us if we seek these states.

The time has come when we must reveal this to the world. Due to this, we ourselves will ascend.
From the Convention in Bulgaria 11/01/13, Lesson 2

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There Is No Turning Back

Dr. Michael LaitmanAs we move forward, there are all sorts of egoistic fears, uncertainty, and hesitations. Of course, we do not want take such dramatic steps. It seems that it would be better to soften everything, not to speak out openly against the powerful forces of this world.

This is similar to how Pharaoh goes against Moses. Who is Moses? He is no one and nothing because he is afraid all the time, in awe of Pharaoh. But the Creator pushes him forward and compels him to confront Pharaoh face to face, that is, to stand against the manifestation of all the egoism of our world.

Moshe (from the word “Limshoh” – to pull out in Hebrew) is the force that pulls us out of egoism.

Moshe is not free. He stands before Pharaoh, shaking with fear, but it is the Creator who puts him in these conditions, and therefore, if he accepts them, he wins.

Today, we are in a state, which we would never be able to plan ourselves, in a state of absolute uncertainty, with the threat of conflict. And I am incredibly happy about that. This joy is multiple, multi-layered.

First of all, this joy comes from the fact that we deserve such opponents. Baal HaSulam wrote that we wanted to blow up the wall between humanity and the wisdom of Kabbalah because it alone can save humanity. Today it is manifested. We deserve enormous publicity, which we could not create ourselves. Whether it is positive or negative, it does not matter. Publicity is publicity.

We are making strides in dissemination. This forces us to rise, to evaluate everything differently. We are going to fight. All this is not simple because it involves a huge risk, and indeed it is. But the payoff is huge, and there is no turning back.

The Creator sets these circumstances and does everything so that we cannot escape. This picture is completely clear to me, and our friends start seeing that there is no way out; the Creator puts us before Pharaoh, forcing to work.

I am very happy about this first because we have earned such a strong, dramatic attitude of the Creator. Secondly, because the entire world group understands this state, this critical battle, and we are giving our last effort; we agree to withstand the onslaught and correctly respond to it; on one hand, we do so calmly, and on the other hand, without fear, without hesitation, without doubt.

The current period gives me confidence that we really are before the Egyptian exile. These are already serious battles against our egoism, which is now revealed to us in this way, especially, in the last stage of our fight against certain circles.

It is said that when the people of Israel were going out of Egypt, there was a chase. Moreover, it is not said that the Egyptians chased them, but Erev Rav (the mixed multitude). Who were they? There was no one to go after the Israelites because the Pharaoh’s army was defeated, and all the servants, etc. allegedly died of the ten plagues.

Who stayed behind in Egypt? Those who clung to it; those who were afraid of the Creator, who worked for Pharaoh. We are at war with them now. If we have reached this state, we are really close to the exit from Egypt. I congratulate all of us with this.
From the Convention in Bulgaria 11/01/13, Lesson 2

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A Passive Member Is Not A Friend

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can every member in the group be like Moses who demands that Pharaoh let the people of Israel, the whole group, leave Egypt?

Answer: Everyone must be like Moses. It isn’t enough to be a passive member because by that you drill a hole in the general boat. You have to do your best, otherwise you are not a friend.

Imagine that we are all hanging from a cliff above an abyss, each holding the other, and you are holding everyone with a quarter of your strength. How can you be called a friend then? You have to give 100% of your powers every moment as much as you possibly can. Of you will not be able to do it, and you will quit time and time again and then come back. But in order to clarify things as quickly as possible, you have to understand that things can be that way.

Of course the desired and reality are not always consistent with each other. But still, you have to check yourself with regard to the ideal state. Only then can you really be called a friend.

Our connection creates a place for the revelation of the Creator, and it’s only for that reason that we give it priority. By connecting we create the conditions for the revelation of the Creator.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/30/13, Writings of Rabash

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Sleeping During The Lesson Is The Ego’s Defensive Response

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why do I feel such terrible heaviness during the lesson and a desire to sleep? I don’t usually feel that way. Is there a connection between my descent and the coming convention?

Answer: Very strong Lights are revealed, are ready, and are about to enter you. You, however, feel them as darkness because you are not ready for them. So you have a feeling of heaviness and you fall asleep and may sleep during the lessons until the convention is over. This is how the response of the defensive force of your ego is revealed. Your angel of death wants to kill you.

I, on the contrary, am actually very impressed by our work and by what we are doing with regard to integral education and the fact that the upper Providence enables us to do so and is even guiding and pushing us. Of course we feel constant difficulty and heaviness, but at the same time I understand and feel how the efforts that I make help me advance efficiently.

We have to check and clarify the source of the sleepiness that you feel and the reason for it. It happens because you don’t feel the importance of the work and this is shown to you from above. Why don’t you feel the importance of the work? Because you have been shown a bit more of your egoistic desire now, and of course you don’t find dissemination important in any way, neither in your own country, in Bulgaria, or anywhere else.

A person’s state is not a matter of chance in any way. Nothing happens without a reason. Only small children say that the glass broke because it fell and broke by itself. They simply don’t connect the two events. You are doing the same thing, thinking that you fell by yourself, but there is no such thing since there is none else besides Him. The Creator makes us feel this general fogginess now so that we will rise to a higher level. A person who participates and is incorporated in this work will rise, and those who are not won’t rise but instead will sleep until the end of the convention and as usual miss everything.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/30/13, The Zohar

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The Universe Is Like A Biological Cell

In the News (from LiveScience): “The universe may grow like a giant brain, according to a new computer simulation.

“The results, published Nov.16 in the journal Nature’s Scientific Reports, suggest that some undiscovered, fundamental laws may govern the growth of systems large and small, from the electrical firing between brain cells and growth of social networks to the expansion of galaxies.

“’Natural growth dynamics are the same for different real networks, like the Internet or the brain or social networks,’ said study co-author Dmitri Krioukov, a physicist at the University of California San Diego.

“The new study suggests a single fundamental law of nature may govern these networks, said physicist Kevin Bassler of the University of Houston, who was not involved in the study.”

“This comparative review, which is the first of its kind, describes the universe from the perspective of cell biology, focusing on theoretical and observational conceptualizations of cosmic history. This holographic strategy presents us with a natural, understandable, and reasonably expanding universe; in fact, nearly all that exists in the macrouniverse is mirrored in a biological cell as a micro universe. Simply put, the universe can be pictured as a cell. …

“For more than 35 years, black hole physics has been one of the most active fields of research in both classical and quantum gravity. The cellular model of the universe presumes a black-hole centered universe which is, roughly speaking, similar to a biological cell in many surprising aspects. Since a black hole is spherical, it resembles the cell nucleus in shape. In addition, similar to the two-layered nuclear membrane in eukaryotic cells, any black hole has two event horizons, the outer horizon and inner horizon. The horizon is a spherical surface that marks the boundary of the black hole. The laws of relativity prevent anything that goes into a black hole from coming out again, at least within classical physics. We conjecture it is analogous to the nuclear membrane, which prevents mixing of nucleoplasm and cytoplasm. In addition, trafficking of proteins and nucleic acids in or out of the cell nucleus is restricted by the nuclear membrane. In 1974 the British theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, demonstrated that a black hole spontaneously emits electromagnetic radiation, now known as Hawking radiation, through a quantum process. In 1920, the Russian embryologist, Alexander Gurwitsch, also demonstrated that the nucleus of each living cell emits small pockets of electromagnetic radiation.” Source: International Journal of the Physical Sciences

My Comment: Everything is created and has the structure of HaVaYaH (the four-stage development of desire or the name of the Creator), from the smallest manifestations of an existing object or phenomenon to all of creation as a whole. The law of similarity of the particular and the general is observed, as well as others.

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We Are A Group

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Can we be considered a group if we gather only to disseminate but we study separately on the Internet?

Answer: It makes no difference. If you are connected by dissemination, then of course you are a group. If you meet occasionally not only in order to disseminate but also for general coordination meetings and go out to different places, participating in different events, then you are undoubtedly a group.

A group is a collection of people who have a special connection and who are closer geographically or virtually, where you coordinate your activities and exchange news, and support the connection between you. You feel that you are a group. This is how you are determined.
From a Talk About the Group and Dissemination 10/20/13

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The Spiritual Pyramid Of The Global Vessel

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Is there a spiritual pyramid of cooperation within the global vessel?

Answer: The spiritual system is established only according to the line of closeness to the Creator. So every person has a special place in it. This line is divided into three lines: the right line, the left line and the middle line, through which a very complex process flows, because this is the system of the integral connection between all the shattered parts of the soul.

The whole system is connected and so its lower parts can determine what will happen to its uppermost parts and conversely, the upper parts can influence the lower parts, the middle parts, etc. This means that it isn’t just a linear system that determines who is further away from the Creator and who is closer to Him. In addition there is also a very complex integral dependency here, a complicated mutual connection between the parts. So of course there is a spiritual pyramid of cooperation within the global vessel and there are people and groups in it who are closer to spiritual attainment and those who are more distant from it. But because of the connection between us, they influence each other.

All of humanity is connected, including people who apparently do not live in this world, that is, former and future Kabbalists including the souls that have fully emerged on Earth, although there aren’t really any new souls in our world, since they have all been to the lower and the upper dimensions several times. But since we operate in one integral vessel that is called Malchut of Ein Sof (Infinity), everyone determines everyone else’s state.

The spiritual pyramid doesn’t just determine someone’s level and whether he advances to a higher level, but each of us influences the others because of the general connection. So there may be a group of people on the other side of the world, let’s say Costa Rica, who are yearning for spiritual attainment now, or who are in a lower state than they were yesterday or the day before yesterday. With us there are ups and downs and we depend on people who but who belong to the spiritual advancement in some way. By the way, the whole world is clearly advancing towards spirituality. This means that the spiritual pyramid exists, but one’s state in it is determined by everyone and one’s advancement in it is also integral.

Everything depends on the unique effort of the whole group. Although there are many weaker or stronger groups, we totally depend on one another, and so we want everyone to advance. We want all of humanity to advance so that this pyramid will develop harmoniously, and will take on the form of a circle in which everyone is equal, although each of us has his own special attributes, conditions, and special abilities. In the spiritual world all this is taken into account, so if every group is making every possible effort, then this is enough to support all the other groups and to be incorporated in everyone.
From a Talk About the Group and Dissemination 10/20/13

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What Determines The Effectiveness Of Dissemination?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: When the team is unable to get organized to do some work, is it possible, for the sake of efficiency in  disseminating, to begin doing it by myself without the team support and agreement?

Answer: In no way should one go out and disseminate without the agreement and support of the team. We should not have someone who jumps out, because he will not have any strength. Strength comes only from the center of the group!

If we go out on a dissemination effort, we must precede the action with a general, internal connection within us. Only from our connection by getting an inner point of contact between us, should we go out for the day to the outside world, and then once again, we replenish this point. Otherwise, there is no reason to work!

We must constantly develop this point. We will sense the Creator in it. Otherwise, what is the use of all our actions? We will sit like that for another fifteen years!

Please understand that we exist within the natural laws of nature, and we learn how to follow these laws in order to rise to the next rung of development. We go through all stages of evolution according to the most objective and clear laws! If you want, you can follow them. If you don’t, you don’t have to, but then we slowly will be pushed by sufferings.
From a Talk About Dissemination 10/17/13

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Is The Future In The Internet?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: For several years  I have been involved with dissemination via the Internet. From that course that we are going through now, the sensation is that this is an absolutely unnecessary occupation compared to physical dissemination. Can  I leave the job of dissemination on the Internet and get involved with higher priority activities?

Answer: I don’t think that we should abandon the Internet. It’s preferable to try to find forms and places on it that will be more useful.

Unfortunately, the Internet is gradually becoming “dull” and is beginning to kill itself. People are becoming stupefied, the young are becoming stupefied, most of them are satisfied with short messages. The virtual image of communication is short and limited expressions. I don’t think that there is a great future behind it.

Perhaps there will be a technological breakthrough and we will begin to communicate via electronic means so that we can provide each other with the entire fullness of communication, not limited in size or by time. Just press a button and we will be able to communicate directly with many people, with all kinds of groups, to see everyone and feel each other as if we are sitting together around a single table. Everything has to be simple and easy.

If the technical media will give us the illusion of natural communication, then there is a future for the Internet. In the meantime, in spite of it all, it will wither. People will be interested in it less and less; it will begin to expire. After all, we pounced upon the Internet as on every innovation, thinking it would fill any emptiness in us. Yet it doesn’t fill them.

Therefore, in spite of the primitiveness of the generation that doesn’t want to study or work, people simply “graze” on the Internet with nothing to do, out of despair. Nobody is involved with them, in the meantime we cannot involve them in integral education and there aren’t any government programs addressing this concern.

But basically, this will not last long. This must reach either a technological breakthrough where it will be easier for us to go out to people and influence them emotionally or people will simply abandon this means of communication because they will not find any meaning in it. Today nobody pays attention to what is written on the Internet. Who is interested in whose opinion? Who reads five hundred responses to some nonsense? People are tired not only with reading, but also with expressing their opinion.

I recommend not paying any particular attention to the Internet and not thinking that this will be a long lasting involvement. Humanity will very rapidly replace it.
From a Talk About Dissemination 10/17/13

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