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The world will come to its prearranged final good state anyway, but according to the nature’s program of management it is possible to come to this state not forced by suffering but by motivating ourselves independently, consciously. However, in this case, we must precede our nature, egoism, intention for oneself in all our actions, and act against egoism, towards the intention to aim for the benefit of others, bestowal in all our actions.
This is impossible because our nature is only egoism, the desire to act only for oneself in everything. But we were given this world to correct our nature, and even being in this world we can act, deceiving our egoism.
We can give to friends, although our intention will be to bestow for the sake of ourselves. We can unite with them, although our intention, our goal, would be to benefit only ourselves. But if we act like this while studying the state of “bestowal, love, for the benefit of others,” which is described in Kabbalistic sources, then we attract and awaken in ourselves the property of bestowal and love, which is called the Upper Light.
Therefore, we need friends aspiring to the same goal and we have to appreciate them to the extent of how much this goal is important for us because we cannot achieve it without them. Thus, our main task is to form such an environment that will pull us to good aspirations, instead of pushing us from behind by suffering, painfully, unconsciously, as is happening to the whole of humanity as it moves toward the same goal.
A door, an opening, and an entrance appear all at once in spirituality. So don’t expect to see a door from a distance, then approach it and open it. When you see a door, it immediately opens! This is the law, and accordingly, if it is fulfilled, it will happen.
It is only if my vessel becomes similar to the Light—which happens suddenly like the exodus from Egypt, which was in a hurry—do I suddenly see a door that immediately becomes an opening, and I enter.
We can perform such an action in complete faith which means if I put a Masach (screen) of “in order to bestow” upon my vessel, and I become equal to the upper level.
Baal HaSulam, Letter 26: That power, to heed the word of the sages in this reality in Dalet, is called “faith”…
A person who wants to get closer to the opening must work according to the faith of the sages. To the extent that he is adhered to the greatness of his teacher and the group, he receives power by his dedication and can approach this door. He doesn’t have any powers of his own. This is how it is arranged in our world, and a person is given a teacher, a group, and the study, in order to summon the Light that Reforms, which can bring a person closer to the entrance, to the spiritual world.
…is called “faith,” as it is not established at once, but through education, adaptation, and through work.
This is what integral education is meant for, so that, by using it, people will receive the Light that Reforms that will change them. This is the difference between integral education and ordinary education that doesn’t summon the Light that Reforms and doesn’t change a person. Therefore, it is so important that every guide and teacher of integral education who works with the public should be strongly connected to the group and the study and only then to go out to disseminate.
It is similar to the tutoring of a child, who would be like an unturned stone were it not for the tutor who rears him. This is why this work is generally called “a robe,” as it is an overcoat, “beyond” human conception…
That is, above the mind of that child.
In the corporeal world, there are children who don’t have a mind yet, who are ready to annul themselves before the grownup so that he will take care of them. This is how it is naturally arranged in corporeality. If a person were born as a grownup—with a developed mind, with his own feelings and opinions—it would be impossible to take care of him. Only when he annuls himself like a baby does he allow others to do whatever they want with him. Only when he lowers his head, believing and knowing that he totally depends on you, will you be able to do something for him.
Can you imagine whether it is easy for a grown person to subdue himself that way? However, this is what we actually must do. We must take an example from this world when it comes to the phase of conception, Ibur, suckling, Yenika, and mind, Mochin. Otherwise, you will not be able to advance.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/13/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam
No one except for Baal HaSulam explained the terms “reality,” “Godliness,” and “Torah” so clearly and in a manner that is suitable for our generation and which enables us to explain everything in the form of laws of mutual cooperation between the Light and the vessel, since there is nothing but that and everything stems from it. All the other perceptions are nothing but logical philosophies. It is becoming increasingly clearer to humanity because people are developing. So we should wait until they understand how deeply they have drowned into all the arguments and the philosophies.
This is the way. We were also in the same position. It is even a good thing that some of them disagree with us and wish to humiliate us because the force of clarification is revealed more clearly by that and the real meaning of the term “Godliness” will be understood.
So by all means, they should have the forces to object. I am actually glad to hear about objections and I don’t want to get rid of them or to erase them. This will actually lead to more clarifications. Thus our world, which lives in a lie, will reach the clarification of the truth by such objections.
Baal HaSulam was given permission to disclose the wisdom of Kabbalah to our generation. No other Kabbalist received such permission. Even the Ari didn’t write anything by himself; all his work was written by his pupil, Rabbi Chaim Vital. No one throughout history has written or explained so clearly what we need in order to carry out and to fulfill the end of correction. Without Baal HaSulam we wouldn’t be able to approach the correction that we are starting to actually fulfill now.
We also produce a lot of materials, but these are not commentaries on Baal HaSulam but supplements without which what Baal HaSulam said would not be understood. We only want to make it easier for people to understand and perceive his words.
His books are the sources that will be used by the next generation as the ladder upward. We only help everyone find this ladder, come close to it, and start climbing. It is also very important work and I am very proud of it, but it’s still only a preparation for the ascent.
As for other sciences, they won’t help. They do study different phenomena and mutual connections, but they cannot discover their own engine. It’s the Light that operates everything and all the rest are the desire, the vessel, that is also concealed from scientists. It’s because the desire and the Light are two divine forces that cannot be found in corporeality. We only see the effects of their actions but don’t know their essence.
What is a desire? You may say that it’s energy; you may say that it’s the force of attraction or rejection. But the desire itself is already a spiritual matter.
So only the Light that Reforms, not ordinary science, can develop us and let us feel what a desire is; it’s as if I look into myself with a special microscope that penetrates matter. It’s as if it disappears and I don’t look at proteins or cells anymore, but rather, I discover the force of the desire by the Light that Reforms and begin to work with it. I didn’t know that before. In fact, I only knew about my ego and always wanted something for myself. But this isn’t the spiritual force.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/9/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam
We have reached a state in which the Surrounding Light already begins to affect all of humanity. Now it all depends on the person. We have completed the first phase of our evolution that was determined by the Light alone.
This was the phase in which we developed on the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate nature. This was the period that lasted until the time of the Ari when we had no choice; we had to fall in order to be mix in their desires.
But from the time of the Ari onwards began the ascent, a period of correction, until the time of Baal HaSulam, who already states that we have to start this work of correction and understand that all the preparations from Above have ended. This means that the descent of the vessels and the incorporation of the vessels under the influence of the Surrounding Light have come to an end. Now we can use the Surrounding Light in order to rise above it by our work and determine the time by ourselves.
Everything is ready for our correction! So there is no need for accounts as to which Mitzva (commandment) is light and which one is severe, what are good times and what are bad times; everything depends on us now, on how we organize our work. Then we will rise above the concepts of time, motion, and place, above what we experience, and we will determine our fate by ourselves by the power of our growing connection.
It is written: “Be careful with a light Mitzva just as with a severe one.” This means that we have to ascend above all our states; we don’t know what we are rewarded for. In order to achieve the reward we must simply connect and then we will determine our ascents and descents, the pace of our advancement and each and every state by ourselves. We will begin to perceive and feel all the states as more effective and more beneficial and we will justify each state more until we will finally justify everything!
Thus we will reach a state that is completely day, a state of the eternal Light that shines all the way until the world of Ein Sof (Infinity). We will discover that we have always been there and that we only had to change our perception, our attitude, to correct our vessels in order to see that.
We must never forget that every correction is only in the connection between us that is constantly growing stronger in quality and quantity.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/4/13
In the News (from The Independent): Ireland is asking its citizens to leave the country if they can’t find a job in a desperate bid to slash welfare costs.
“The Irish government has sent letters to approximately 6,000 unemployed people suggesting they should take jobs in other European countries in an effort to reduce unemployment benefits, the Financial Times has reported. …
“Unemployment has eased in recent months, falling to its lowest level in four years in November at 12.5 per cent, but youth unemployment remains a problem.
“Overall, one in four Irish under 25 is still unemployed.
My Comment: Would the head of governments not consider destroying the population unnecessary for them? And here is message about the vaccine to reduce the population of the Third World.
In the News (from Geopolitics and Geo-economics): Microsoft founder and one of the world’s wealthiest men Bill Gates projects an image of a benign philanthropist using his billions via his (tax exempt) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to tackle diseases, solve food shortages in Africa and alleviate poverty. In a recent conference in California, Gates reveals a less public agenda of his philanthropy―population reduction, otherwise known as eugenics.
“Gates made his remarks to the invitation-only Long Beach, California TED2010 Conference, in a speech titled, “Innovating to Zero!.” Along with the scientifically absurd proposition of reducing manmade CO2 emissions worldwide to zero by 2050, approximately four and a half minutes into the talk, Gates declares, ‘First we got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.’
“In plain English, one of the most powerful men in the world states clearly that he expects vaccines to be used to reduce population growth. When Bill Gates speaks about vaccines, he speaks with authority. In January 2010 at the elite Davos World Economic Forum, Gates announced his foundation would give $10 billion (circa €7.5 billion) over the next decade to develop and deliver new vaccines to children in the developing world. …
“The pharmaceutical vaccine makers do not speak about the enormous health damage from infant vaccination including autism and numerous neuro-muscular deformities that have been traced back to the toxic adjuvants and preservatives used in most vaccines. …
“Monsanto, DuPont, Dow, Syngenta and other major GMO agribusiness giants are reported at the heart of AGRA, using it as a back-door to spread their patented GMO seeds across Africa under the deceptive label, ‘bio-technology,’ a euphemism for genetically engineered patented seeds. The person from the Gates Foundation responsible for its work with AGRA is Dr. Robert Horsch, a 25-year Monsanto GMO veteran who was on the team that developed Monsanto’s RoundUp Ready GMO technologies. His job is reportedly to use Gates’ money to introduce GMO into Africa.”
My Comment: But it is possible to use a similar vaccination for the fellow citizens!
Question: There are people who know how to organize processes well and if the person takes a responsibility upon himself, he carries it out to the end. But with us in the groups there are many people who are what are called, “creative people.” In what way is this creativity expressed? You see, on the one hand, we require freedom and on the other hand, supervision and control; these things are contradictory. How is it possible to work with people like these?
Answer: It is clear that creative people are unique types of people who must be held in some kind of framework because without this, if they are not sufficiently linked to a goal, they could digress somewhere. On the other hand, they need freedom. But when they are found in the framework of some project, where areas for work have been prepared for them from the start on the basis of a system with an agreement, then the person cannot sit at home in the agony of creating or stroll along the beach, writing something for himself, he must go and “push” materials; in other words, there is always an internal conflict with “artistic freedom” here.
I once studied the biography of “free artists” a bit and I know that they all work according to orders. It seems to us that they create from suffering. But in fact everything is done realistically for the sake of a slice of bread, for the sake of covering various expenses, etc. All creativity is done by order and under pressure. Therefore, in spite of the genius, they need to be in a framework.
Question: How does one construct these frameworks?
Answer: There must be a program! If I work with the masses, how can I get along without a program? They obligate me.
Question: But this person cannot put a program together….
Answer: This is another matter.
For example, the famous violinist Oistrakh was always floating in the clouds. At the last moment the Minister of Culture, Furtseva, would contact him and would say, “A person is coming to you now with an airplane ticket and will take you to the airport, you are flying on a concert tour.” And that’s it, he would take his violin, they would take him to the airport, and he would fly. But in spite of it all, he flew according to a program because otherwise he would need to cover large fines for breach of contract, and so forth; that is, there could be no objections or reservations. We have to work according to a program; there is nothing that can be done about it.
From Kab TV’s “Through Time” 9/22/13
Question: If half of our group consists of so-called creative people, how should we organize them? It is possible to understand how our instructors get tired of spending so much energy on them.
Answer: It needs to be mutual work when we are all connected to one harness. Each one is an expert in his field, but all of us are focused on one goal. The society specifically needs to be above all of this. To the extent that I bend before my friends, I am great in spite of all my creative pursuits.
But in our business there can be a state that a person suddenly “falls” for a day or two. He isn’t able to speak and is immersed in inner worries, the inspiration deserts him. One needs to understand this and to come to help, replacing him with someone else. But this is only an exceptional case.
Do you think that when I go to a lesson that I don’t have internal searches, experiences, inner downs and ups? But I don’t speak about it, my students don’t see it unless I am sick or have fever. But it seldom happens, and no one can ever determine my inner state according to how I look. And believe me it is one thousand times more difficult than your state. One needs to have control of that. In the beginning it is very difficult, and afterward it is easier. If a person would genuinely say what the problem was, then you would understand him. But this should not become a system.
From Kab TV’s “Through Time” 9/22/13
Question: We have a few sources in parallel for shaping the integral method that do not interact with each other. Suppose in Moscow we have gathered particular experience for disseminating the method and in Europe, people act independently. Do we need to act together with them to transmit our experience to them?
Answer: It is impossible to transmit experience. It is possible to transmit only knowledge but not the spirit. If we were not closely familiar with one another and only communicated virtually all the time, we would not understand each other. Like they say, as long as you haven’t eaten some salt together, you don’t recognize the person. This is truly so.
I suppose that it would be possible to transmit the entire body of knowledge to people, or even have them come to our website, take materials from there, work on them, write reports and take exams. Only after that can they come to us for training and do an internship, go with us to different places and participate in training. After all, without contact, without integration with each other, nothing will work.
From Kab TV’s “Through Time” 9/18/13