Scare People, But Don’t Overdo It

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, The Nation: It is also clear that such an enormous effort, a solid and steel-hard unity is required, from all parts of the nation, without exception. If we do not come out with united ranks toward the mighty forces that are standing on our way to harm us, we will find that our hope is doomed in advance.

Baal HaSulam says that the Israeli nation must connect above all the differences. We were connected in the past and we must reach the same connection and unity now. By that, we overcome all the interferences and leap over everything, thus bringing ourselves and the entire world to the inevitable  correction.

If we don’t, a whip will appear that will force us to reach correction, but that will be along the path of suffering, the path of “in its time.”

Question: The problem is that the nation doesn’t have a real need for connection. People admit that we are approaching the public prematurely.

Answer: Does that mean that we must wait until the troubles and the afflictions increase? Will we be able to speak about unity only when things get worse?

But wise men can see what is being born in the world. We still can put on the right glasses, or bring our eyes to binoculars or even a telescope, or look through a microscope in order to identify lethal bacteria before they kill us.

This is what we do in science or in medicine. In every area, we try to identify the illness before it breaks out, and weed it out. This is what wise people do.

Why should we wait until people feel bad and look for changes? We must intensify our educational measures and dissemination actions now. When people feel so threatened by the buds of evil, they will feel compelled to connect. What we see as minor evil, they see as great evil and great troubles.

However, here too, we must be cautious. Scaring people isn’t our way, although it is very efficient. Doctors usually use this method, as do green organizations that scare us by speaking about ecological disasters that are coming.

We must operate differently. We shouldn’t use the method of scaring people but simply show them what they immediately gain when they connect.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/22/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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