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The History Of Humanity – The Development Of The Mutual Guarantee (Arvut) – Part 1

Laitman_001_01The Relevance of the Mutual Guarantee

This discussion is dedicated to the topic of Arvut (Mutual Guarantee) through the prism of the history of the people of Israel. We say that Arvut can save the Israeli society and the world as a whole. In this discussion we will travel back into the past in order to see the roots of our current situation.

In essence, a program that is moving us towards Arvut controls our world. Man differs from the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature because he is so egotistic that he enjoys the suffering of others, wants to reign over them, to “swallow” the whole world. But gradually, as he develops, he reaches a state when he has to perform a correction, to change himself, to become like nature and bond with it.

The unity of all of humanity, their “mutual guarantee” leads them to a connection with nature. This correction of human nature happens through the revelation of evil, our egoism. People start feeling that their egoistic relationships are destructive to their personal life, society, their country, and the world, but it’s not clear to them what to do with their evil nature at first. And then, through suffering they reveal a method that allows them to unite and become similar to the global, integral nature, to connect like cells in a living body, and to merge into one whole system of nature.

In this unification, they reveal a special type of existence, start perceiving the general system of nature and the cohesion of all of its parts. They see how the inner force of nature controls everything and leads humanity to perfection. And this way it doesn’t develop by the constraining “historical” path of development, but by developing an understanding and agreement, our own personal conscious involvement with this process instead.

We need to have our own input in our development. We have to strive for the unification of all of the parts of nature and understand that this is the highest degree of our development; this gives us the “human” form. By doing this we acquire the integral force of nature and guide the human society to flourish.

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Clever Or Freaks…

Laitman_120In the News (from Business Insider): “Genetically engineered human beings could have IQs of 1000 or higher. At least that’s the theory from scientist Stephen Hsu.

“He thinks that by tweaking our genomes we could make humans drastically smarter. Hsu makes his case in Nautilus — and the implications are as tantalizing as they are terrifying. He’s also published the theory in more detail at ArXiv, though it wasn’t peer-reviewed. …

“The prospect of such superhumans roaming the same planet as us normals is, frankly, terrifying. As Hsu writes, ‘[t]he corresponding ethical issues are complex and deserve serious attention in what may be a relatively short interval before these capabilities become a reality.’

“He speculates that some countries will make genetic engineering legal before others, and, perhaps obviously, that elites will be the first ones who can avail themselves of the benefits of superintelligence for themselves and their children. But he believes — and we should hope — that access to this kind of technology will become democratized so that everyone can benefit.”

My Comment: The human being needs a little bit of happiness, or as it is written in the Torah, “he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.” In addition, getting ahead of nature, we call suffering on ourselves. After all, if you do not balance knowledge with education, care for people and nature, then IQ, abilities, and knowledge will be turned into evil!

We are an integral part of the world and must ensure that our knowledge is not higher than our moral level, otherwise we will fall into existence full of suffering. Knowledge must be balanced with upbringing! Otherwise, we will produce brainy freaks!

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On The Ocean Of Wisdom

Laitman_083Cloud Storage?

Question: Recently, we hear more and more about how to communicate with higher powers, with the information field of the universe.

One of the modern approaches that promise such a communication channel is called “channeling.” It is based, by definition, on the concept of a higher reality with which we establish contact.

By analogy, we can refer to the example of cloud storage data with remote access to its content.

This opens up a rich field for imagination, a real “virgin land,” which is cultivated in front of us.

Dozens of books have been written on this subject and it has attracted considerable interest. Is there a grain of truth in it? Are there any “clouds” of a higher order? Can I enter the password and enter into a system of global knowledge?

Answer: The place where we exist, of course, contains a huge amount of knowledge. As we are developing, we connect to this “storage,” become fueled by it and get ahead in life.

At the same time, we discover something new for ourselves, what we did not know previously. But, from an objective point of view, these phenomena are not new. They have existed in nature since the formation of the Universe or the later stages of development. We do not invent novelties, but perceive what exists.

That is why Newton compared himself to a child who is playing on the seashore, “…I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” Such is the measure of our knowledge of the universe. All our science is tiny attempts to communicate with the ocean of wisdom.

Tunnel Vision of Our Own Nature

In fact, we know almost nothing about ourselves; we do not know the mechanism of our perception of reality. We understand only that the picture that appears before our eyes is extremely limited by our senses.

This range is so narrow that even we cannot imagine qualitatively different sensations. We would like to expand the horizons, but, by its nature, we do not just need the “supplements,” like a dog does not need a fifth leg.

Sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch restrict me by their apparent sufficiency. As a result, I see a tiny fragment of the magnificent painting imbued with infinite frequencies and infinite information. Numerous “curtains” distort even this piece before it appears in my sensation.

In fact, it is not about external reality. When I see a tree in front of my eyes, my eyes perceive not even it, but the waves, the data of which passes within me through electrical and chemical “converters,” until they outline as the form that is called a “tree.” I have no idea what is outside, outside of me, and if there is something at all or that the “tree” is a part of me.

The theme of communication with certain forces or phenomena is full of unanswered questions. The problem is that there is nothing to investigate, nothing to discuss, because we are not able to be outside of our sense organs.

Therefore, “channeling” is what is called a “wild area,” where everyone can declare what he wants and no one’s correctness is provable “by definition.”

There have been many people searching for channels of communication with the higher forces. Compared with the previous periods of prosperity, today this sphere looks modest, but still it brings revenue.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 1/29/15

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Will We Vanish In The Next Twenty Years?

laitman_269Opinion (Ashok Gadgil, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Deputy Director, Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division):

“Modern civilization is facing a serious risk of vanishing in the next 20 years. The reason is that the speed at which we’re consuming natural resources exceeds their rate of self-replenishment.

“Climate changes are the first signs of this process. Our duty is to exercise a compound approach in addressing global risks that we currently face.  New economics should be based on our deep understanding that resources of the Earth are almost gone.

“Causes: increases in global population together with an ongoing escalation of consumption. Previously, the population used to be small and stable. People’s longevity was relatively short and there was a high rate of infant mortality.  Technical innovations brought to life new resources, thus allowing the number of people to grow. World population increased significantly after chlorination of water began. The discovery of antibiotics increased population growth even more.

“When women don’t participate in social life, there are always more children in the family. The best way to control the growth of population is to educate women.

“Literacy is the first and greatest method of preventing excessive population growth.

“Education is the second major element that helps to restrain climate fluctuation. If we don’t feel the boundaries within which we should continue to expand, we will have to endure natural catastrophes until they eradicate us.

“Exhaustion of resources is the third danger that we will face until we change the course of our development. This also depends on education: we have to realize that our planet has limited resources and we have to use them sparingly.

“Many people think that technical innovations will resolve these problems, but their implementation also depends on social morality and education.

“Each species tends to grow and thrive; all of them live in harmony and are interdependent. Only a human being strives to seize the whole territory for his own sake; such behavior cannot last for long. We have no other way, but to find balance between Nature and ourselves. However, not many people think of generations to come; everybody is preoccupied with the present moment. Once again, this problem is associated with our upbringing and education!”

Comment: The assumption is right. The question is how to implement this into practice: we have to create a methodology of integral education and upbringing. Only those people who have attained all layers of nature (Kabbalists) can come up with such a system. That’s why our main task is to complete the course on integral studies and upbringing and offer it to the widest circles of humanity.

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The Difficulties In The Second Restriction

laitman_249-03Question: Why do we study the details of the structure of the worlds when as students we cannot understand them?

Answer: This is called Segula (merit), a special instrument that I can activate. It operates in a special way and corrects my mind and my feelings to such an extent that I can understand what id written in the book.

First, I extract the correction from the book, and thanks to the correction, I begin to discover what the book says. But I cannot understand or feel what it says in my current mind and feelings.

There are two approaches to the study of the Kabbalistic sources: the approach of the wicked and the approach of the righteous. It is written: “the righteous shall follow them and the wicked shall fail in them.”

Comment: I cannot even force myself to concentrate on the text.

Answer: The problem starts at the point where the second restriction (Tzimtzum Bet) begins. Until the second restriction, the material is absorbed quite easily, but then a person is usually confused and those who are more worthy of the wisdom of Kabbalah are more confused.

Those who are about to reach the great corrections of their soul feel totally confused and cannot perceive this material. It is like wanting to insert a ball into a triangle or a triangle into a square. It cannot be done since they are totally incompatible.

The first restriction (Tzimtzum Aleph) is very simple: There is an upper force, a lower force, and a Masach (screen) that connects the two. This is one simple linear formula with a constant factor: x = ky, when k is the Masach, y is the Light, and x is the vessel. Everything is very simple and clear.

But when you reach the second restriction, you don’t understand. This isn’t a mental problem. After all, if we studied mechanically, as in some material systems, we would easily perceive it.

There are no difficulties: one system connects to another system and we learn about what happens between these two systems. There are many similar systems in mechanics that are even much more intricate.

But because there is the Light that Reforms in this study, it doesn’t allow you to learn just abstractly. After all, your soul is now being configured to receive the Light that Reforms, not dry information.

On the other hand, there are people who study this in theory and everything seems clear to them. Therefore it is said: “it isn’t the wise who learns.” The main thing is getting closer to correction.

Only if you activate yourself in the group and in dissemination will you feel a new attitude and approach open up for you regarding the second restriction. Otherwise you learn it purely superficially. You will know what is written there perfectly, but without an internal change.

When you correct yourself and change internally you will know all these things because it will be your inner structure. You will simply understand that it is so and not otherwise because the Surrounding Light will connect your vessels that way. This is called studying the Torah.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/13/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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When All Physical Considerations Disappear

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the form of existence of the last generation that lives in order to disseminate?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah is a science that is attained through practical experience. Nothing in it can be spelled out in advance.

Even if there were such cases in the past, then they were recorded in any form, on any level: the still, vegetative, animate, or spiritual, and so we can use them.

When we pass through the Machsom (barrier) and feel all of the spiritual states from personal experience, then everything will be clear and known to us in whatever states Malchut is found with Zeir Anpin, which Reshimot (reminiscences) must be brought up and whatever Light we get from this.

We understand the relationships that appear between us, one relative to another. This one is the receiver, the female. The other in relation to the first is the male. And that is how it is mutually. There are no men and women here in regard to physical sexual characteristics.

A spiritual sign is only one of mutual integration: I am within him and he is within me. And who are he and I? We are simply two souls. Male or female, it makes no difference. Contact is contact. All kinds of physical considerations vanish here.

The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t talk about there being some wondrous city where the Kabbalists gathered together and decided to establish, let’s say, a new society of free Kabbalists. It doesn’t talk about how they connected with each other or on what basis they built their community. There is nothing like this!

There are spiritual laws that are written mostly in the articles of Rabash, although they are found in other sources as well, but infrequently. You should try to adapt to these laws, apply them to yourselves.

We have regulations, and then everything depends on how much I am constantly thinking about how to elevate the importance of spiritual work, how through all of my inner drives I summon movement to the Creator or movement from the Creator to me, and this determines everything that I do.

So all of us must very clear in directing ourselves toward the right connection between us, regardless of age, gender, or seniority in our participation in the world group. Everyone must be identical, completely equal, and felt as another small part of our collective soul.

Accordingly we build all of the individual conditions.
From the Sochi Convention 6/9/14, Lesson 1

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 02.08.15

Lesson on Topic: “Israel as a ‘Transition Point'”

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Writings of Rabash, “Steps of the Ladder,” and “What Is the Foundation on Which Kedusha (Holiness) Is Built”

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The Book of Zohar, Selected Excerpts — “Souls,” Item 590

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Table of Answers for Topics, Item 10

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World”

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