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At The Forefront Of The Correction Process

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: I want to understand, what is Bnei Baruch?

Answer: Bnei Baruch is a special group of people that, for the first time in history, is meant to perform the correction of all of reality and reach adhesion with the Creator. This is happening for the first time not because the Creator has chosen a certain Kabbalist like in the past when he chose a Kabbalist in every generation who had to continue this chain. Here, it is about a real correction by a mass of people who pull all of humanity behind them. It is the first wave that is rising and attracted to Godliness.

The first group that is the vanguard of correction is the Bnei Baruch group, and I am leading it. There is nothing to be ashamed of. On the contrary, we should feel the great responsibility that we have and the support that we have. There is nothing to fear. We should learn how to stand between the two forces, how to cope with our inner enemies and those on the outside, with the entire world and with the general Pharaoh.

This is our work. It is impossible to advance any other way but between these two forces. We are in the middle, managing the battle, the struggle between us. The entire world is against us, and internally, we are also against this process! Still, we must identify with our points in the heart, and then we will succeed and win.

The war will be bigger, wider, deeper, more serious and more threatening as we advance. On the one hand, the world will understand that it has no choice since it is receiving one blow after another, and on the other hand, it still will resist. The Creator will increasingly harden Pharaoh’s heart.

It is time, in fact, to stop resisting because the world is falling into an abyss. However, there is such a hardening of the heart that a person doesn’t understand and doesn’t feel the danger. One may think that, after such heavy blows, people would agree, understand, come running to us, and demand the method of redemption, but the opposite will happen.

We must understand this process. It is a war that depends on us. The Creator cannot fight Pharaoh alone if we don’t use His force. Moses must stand between these two great forces, the Creator and Pharaoh, and by using his staff he should determine what this war should be exactly.

So, we must grow up and mature in order to feel and understand more. There is nothing to fear, but we simply should know that it is the war of correction and we should enjoy this process! I don’t mean that we should enjoy it in our ego, but we should be glad that this process has started and that we are the vanguard in the process of bringing all of Malchut of Ein Sof (Infinity) to correction.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/6/12, Writings of Rabash

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Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can I prepare myself even if don’t have the power to do so, if I don’t have the fuel?

Answer: The importance of the goal is given to us from above and we are also sustained from above. There are no heroes here who themselves hold on by their teeth. Each of us lives thanks to the mercy of the Upper. The moment we are given the slightest hardening of the heart, we immediately begin to cry. Everyone is like that and there are no exceptions, and it isn’t that you are weaker than others!

But we should understand that exertions aren’t physical work that I have to do by force. If you overcome something by physical power, it means that it’s a lie. You cannot have the powers for real exertion, which is above human powers. If you can make efforts and do something, it isn’t considered exertion.

Exertion is the attempt to connect to the teacher, the group, and the books to receive the importance of the goal, the importance of the Creator, and the importance of action from them, and to operate on their fuel. You don’t have any fuel to exert yourself. But if you receive fuel through them you will have it.

This means that exertion isn’t just any kind of work, but only when you are attracted to the teacher, the group, and the books in order to be spurred on by them and to receive from them the fuel that you need for your work. Only this is considered exertion and nothing but it. If you had any fuel before you turned to the group, it means that it’s simply ego and not exertion. If you have fuel afterward, it means that you received it from above and this isn’t considered exertion either. The exertion is in arranging things so that you will be impressed by the group.

We have to constantly see these three means: the teacher, the group, and the books that are the link, the coordinators, that connect you to the Creator. There is no other source of energy or vitality. It’s your infusion, your pipeline of oxygen. If you don’t connect to it, you will die. If the friends constantly help you, you will never forget this. This is called mutual guarantee without which you won’t reach anything.

If you don’t use the chance that you are given, then you bring it back once again but you don’t know when: It may be in another ten years or perhaps in the next life. Every moment is detached from the previous one and no one knows when this opportunity will appear again. The current moment is concealed and you may wake up again only after many more lives. This can happen to any of us.

Perhaps only in two hundred years according to the program of development, will you finally receive an awakening again. A friend did not do something properly, was lazy, and you did not get through him what you were supposed to get, and thus went to the next round.

Question: It turns out that I have been already penalized and nothing depends on me?

Answer: It depends only on you; you just need to awaken friends. The Torah is given from above every day. If you created the conditions from below, please, have it.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/8/13, Shamati #219 “Devotion”

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The Unity Of The World

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from newsland): “Swarms of locusts accurately find their way through the desert to green valleys where there is food. But one creature, separated from the swarm, loses direction. Studying annual migrations of birds, scientists believed that old and experienced birds led their movements.

“But today, it has been found that migratory flocks have no leaders; often young birds that emerged from eggs in the summer and have no experience, are at the head of the flock. However, being separated from the flock, a bird cannot find the right direction. Fish also become ‘smarter’ when they are inside their school: a group of fish chooses the right direction while one fish cannot.

“Scientists put partitions in a termite colony that was under construction. Termites continued to work, and every passage, ventilation channel or space, which were divided by partitions, was exactly connected with each other.

“Having encountered a ditch during migration, mice and lemmings fill it with their bodies, so that others can continue movement. The trampled ones make no attempt to escape, forming a bridge for those who follow them. The strongest instinct of survival becomes completely suppressed.

“It has not been proved that the organisms, inhabiting the Earth, form a certain next, higher order entity; yet, this hypothesis has not been refuted either. Its undeniable advantage, however, is that it not only explains the ‘will’ of this or that population, but also offers a model of the world, in which there is no us or them, where everything living is interconnected, interdependent and harmoniously complement each other.”

My Comment: To prove the unity of the world it is necessary to reveal the single and only force that controls it: “There is none else besides Him.” The science of Kabbalah reveals this. Other sciences, based on the study of the world by egoistic limited properties, are not able to reveal this unity.

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It’s Not Good To Be Alone

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can a person prepare himself correctly if he goes out to disseminate alone?

Answer: I believe that a person should not disseminate alone, but if there is no other alternative, then one needs to listen to a talk on the appropriate topic or even a song in order to tune into the correct wave. This will help to connect to the state that we have generated in the group because it exists around us.

However, if you are alone all of the time, then it certainly is not good.
From Kab TV’s “Through Time” 9/24/13

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Appealing To People’s Feelings

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the most successful way to reach a man, through his heart or mind?

Answer: We do not appeal to reason. We always try to bring people to the appropriate feelings so they can draw the right conclusion. That is, the heart is first, and then the mind.

The most effective way to reach the heart of people is to ask them questions that directly relate to their problems. Then we lead them to the possibility of solving these problems through unity, and they draw conclusions from this.
From Kab TV’s “Through Time” 9/24/13

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The Generation We Are Dealing With

The Generation We Are Dealing With

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam: “The Merit of Recollection”: And this is the matter of the diminishing value of the generations, until they have reached the last restriction in our generation in which “the wisdom of authors shall reek, and those who fear sin will be loathed,” since this is the state the masses are all in, and they don’t feel any obligation to engage in the Godly work and do not feel any deficiency when it is lacking. This is the form of our generation with whom we deal.

Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot“, Item 36: We learn from the words of the Tikkunim of The Zohar that there is an oath that the Light of mercy and love will not awaken in the world before Israel’s deeds in Torah and Mitzvot will have the intention to not receive reward, but only to bestow contentment upon the Maker…

Thus, the length of the exile and affliction that we suffer depends on us and waits for us to merit the practice of Torah and Mitzvot Lishma. And if we only attain that, this Light of love and bestowal (Lishma), which has the power to extend, will immediately awaken, as it is written, “And the spirit shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding.” Then we will be granted complete redemption.

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The New Old Approach

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: The integral form of education allows teachers and parents to understand issues that are usually never discussed. For example, from the age of three to the age of six a child needs to acquire a global view of the world through an integral system. Naturally the question emerges: “You have a good idea; but how does one do this?”

Answer: This system provides education, first of all the education of the parents and after this the education of the children. Since the education of the child must begin from the age of zero, the parents need to know how to relate to the child correctly, which skills to give him. A child, who “sucks” everything from the surrounding space, feels with his sense of smell, like a small animal, the mutual relationships between the parents, the relationship of the surrounding environment in regard to him and so forth. This is to say, in principle we don’t give anything new here; rather, we put an emphasis on the right environment shaping the person, creating a nice and good “incubator” for him, and nothing more.

I don’t see any particular reason here for emphasizing in what way we are different from others. We put an emphasis on particular elements that are long forgotten and haven’t been used for some time, for example, cooperation in a circle so that children will have the opportunity to talk, to discuss some topic among themselves.

In kindergarten the teacher usually talks. And in school the children are seated according to the German system, so they look at either the board or a computer screen, and the teacher stands facing the class. But the correct learning is when the teacher “descends” to the children. Even if the learning is done by the German method, in any case he must “descend” to the students and organize a discussion among them.

A mother playing with the child or reading him a story is behaving as an equal with him. It’s the same here. This is a natural and soft approach that has been completely forgotten and has turned into something formulaic and dead.
From Kab TV’s “Through Time” 9/24/13

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Dr. Michael LaitmanWhen we educate teachers the method of Integral Education, we must instill in them a framework within which  they will place their subject so they can teach it in the integral style.

Suppose that the subject of their next lesson is Newton’s Laws. I suggest they sit in a circle and connecting together to present the subject from the integral point of view.

First, I read the text in sections and each one of them examines it a bit from his point of view, and after this, I ask a question and they “chew” on it among themselves, trying to answer it. When they reach one opinion, their shared answer will be considered a common test that is carried out correctly, which is called, “friendship won.”

The main thing is to get an integral answer. Together with this, there aren’t any who lag behind or who run in front. Each one must complete the other. That is how we teach teachers to work with the children.

Until the children, all participating in the discussion without exception, have explained Newton’s Laws to each other, they will not understand and will not know it. However, the moment this happens, then the whole class is ready. After all, when children listen to each other internally “chewing” the material, each conveying it in their way, they comprehend everything in another form, and this produces an amazing result! They learn from each other. The teacher is not relevant here at all. He rests.

He can monitor the process but no more than this. If the students correctly or incorrectly say they are confused somewhere or they don’t understand the text, then this must be explained to them in one word, and that is all.

He teaches them to work with the book, teaches them to discuss, and teaches them to understand the material. The content is the material that we give to them  (Newton’s laws for example), whereas the form of approach is ours, it is integral. Here, there will be a complete revolution in education.
From Kab TV’s “Through Time” 9/24/13

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 12.12.13

Preparation to the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, Letter 40

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, Parashat, “Beresheet”

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 1, Part 2, Chapter 4, Item 43

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Writings of Baal HaSulam,Disclosing the Secrets

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