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Democracy In Action

In the News ( “Government is a concentration of power over the many in the hands of the few. Not everyone can have control; if everyone is in control, then basically it is possible to say that nobody has control.

“’Government by the people’ is a slogan, and the slogan has been shaped in such a form that nobody will have a complaint against it. Complaints against it are not aroused because the slogan has no concrete content. The slogan exists for the masses, whereas the elite see the people as slaves.

“In the market economy, everything is bought and sold, including democracy itself. So the governmental candidate is put up for public auction, and the buyer is the one who pays the most. Certainly the candidate will receive governance from the hands of the economic elite, behaving according to their desires. This is the democracy of the free market. True control is found only with a few tens of thousands of people, who are connected in a network of economic, political, social and familial interests. They are the ones who have influence in the government, in industry, in commerce, in finance, in the military, in the communications media, in medicine and in education.”

My Comment: The world has reached a crisis in government. Trying everything, we conclude that we cannot invent anything suitable. We have reached a blind alley. This is because our egoism rules in every government. Everyone would like to see altruists in government, but education is needed for this.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is designed for this. We must begin to use it to awaken the force that is resistant to our ego, the positive force, against the negative force. Then we will reach balance and build a new society. But this is possible only to the degree that there is education. Don’t build it now, but re-educate first. That is what we are beginning to do now!

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laitman_568_01Learn the Language of Politicians

Question: Can we turn with our message to world leaders and give them example of the economic benefit of social unity? Is such unity also good for the government?

Answer: Yes, if it flows well and smoothly, without threatening the elites, then it is a good idea. This is because in a cohesive society, passions calm down, violence decreases, and conflicts fade. If today’s leaders were to tilt their ears toward the wisdom of Kabbalah and understand the mechanism of what is happening, then this would be another matter. However, they see their situation even more distorted than the economists. An economist follows his theories and ideas. If they don’t work, he finds others. On the other hand, people who manage the nation, any nation, possess a limited collection of monetary means and aggressive structures. On that basis, their mutual internal relationships are also built. Politicians don’t understand any other language. That is how they are built. Specifically as a result of aggressive opposition, they penetrate upward, and accordingly, the most brutal of them finds himself above them all. That is how the laws of egoistic society work.

Not A Revolution But Change

Question: Who, exactly, will begin to unite in its framework? Principally, from where will the process begin, from below or from above?

Answer: First of all, this process will not begin under pressure from one side or another. When people will learn the method of unity, they will understand how it is necessary to arrange mutual relationships, and even in the beginning, there will not be many—let’s say ten percent and after that fifteen or twenty—but this will change the face of the nation. Undercurrents will influence all the rest, for we are interconnected in an entirely integral system, and when I change, inevitably I change you.

If we truly learn about unity most of the day, then we will create a more intense force that will influence the nation through acquiring a new basis, a new spirit. It will be possible to feel it everywhere: Suddenly before everyone’s eyes, people will appear who feel themselves connected with everyone. That is how we will influence the middle class and the elite.

Realistic Benefit

Question: There are key figures who stand at the head of the regulatory institutions, the communications media, and other institutions that determine the way the wind blows in the nation. In what way can we interest them, other than total relaxation? Do we have some further economic or social message?

Answer: Certainly, we can show the leadership of the nation and the economists the real numbers, the calculations of profit that the nation will gain if ten or twenty percent of the population would compose a network of good mutual relationships between them.

This will reduce national expenditures, eliminate the black market, strengthen the institution of the family, reduce the amount of events that demand the involvement of all kinds of authorities and police, and so forth. In such a way, this is talking about a savings in means and resources on a large scale, and the main thing is that we reach balance! An entire sector of the nation will be satisfied with life not according to the polls, but truly. In the opposite case, there would be a need to spend much more to maintain at least an elementary level of satisfaction for the population.
From KabTV’s “The Solution” 5/6/15

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The Revival Of The “Heart Of Stone”

laitman_527_02The Torah, “Exodus”: He was there with the Lord for forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread and drank no water, and He inscribed upon the tablets the words of the Covenant, the Ten Commandments.

Man’s desires that rise to the level of forty, the level of Bina (wisdom), lose their foundation of egoism, and acquire the possibility to receive the form of spirituality on them. Thus, the stone that the commandments are made of, meaning man’s foundation of egoism, receive the form of the Ten Commandments.

The gradual transformation of our first essence of the attribute of bestowal and love is expressed in the Ten Commandments takes place under the influence of the Light, the Creator. We are not the ones who do it, but we want it to happen and bring ourselves to such a state. Thus, the Creator writes these things on man’s “stony heart.”

When we understand that our heart is made of stone, and understand that the Creator has done this to him, then He softens it. We want that the Creator will change its form only to the attribute of bestowal and love, and then He performs this act on us. This is called that He writes the Ten Commandments on my heart (on the stone), and the heart turns into the two tablets of stone on which the Ten Commandments are written.

The process of recognition happens gradually. A person’s stony heart is not revealed to him immediately, only to the exact extent that he is willing to accept it and be responsible for it, to understand and agree to that it is his normal and natural foundation and it is so needed. We thank the Creator that He created us as He did, since it is specifically in this state that we can raise to the summit of the Creator, to the point of resembling and being equal to Him.

Recognition and understanding come to us only to give thanks to the enlightenment of the Upper Light. Otherwise, nothing happens! Nothing depends on us except the yearnings, all the more so since in most events the yearnings are in the form of an impulse that is not stabilized and not conscious.

And one shouldn’t forget that on the way to this state, man feels that he is a ruler of the world, like the son of Pharaoh. He feels that everything belongs to him, that he can do anything and wants everything, that he has a right to everything, like Moses in Pharaoh’s palace. It is vividly described in the Torah. But in our world, it doesn’t have to return in a physical form.

So the gradual refusal of egoistic reception brings us to ascend to the level of the opposite attribute, of complete bestowal.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/30/13

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Adult Education Under The Conditions Of Globalization

laitman_270Opinion (Victor A. Galichin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director, Center for monitoring human resources of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation): “In an era of increasing globalization, it is becoming necessary to adopt collective and individual skills. Adult education is a very important measure which is imperative as a reaction to the challenges that stand before us. Adult education is a central component of the holistic and comprehensive system of learning and education throughout life. A general trend is being revealed to expand the participation of adults in various forms of training and professional retraining.

“Under the conditions of an aging population in the developed countries, much more attention to the needs and capabilities of educational activities for the elderly has led to the development of a new direction in education – a Third Age University, which incorporates a retirement age group and gives them the opportunity for further enrichment and the transmission of knowledge and experience to others. All of this testifies to the expansion of the boundaries between the different age groups of the population participating in educational activities.

“A meaningful increase in the mature portion of the population in various forms of learning in the formal educational system and beyond strengthens the relevance of the efforts to develop adult education. Adult education is an important branch of the educational system that is capable of solving problems imperative in social, economic and political development.”

My Comment: The idea is not about raising the level of education of the elderly and their inclusion in the educational system, but that the participation of all ages in the population in the Wisdom of Connection will correct the entire system of nature and humanity, bringing humanity to unification with the system of nature, and through this will cause a positive reaction from nature regarding humanity.

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A Greenhouse Of The Right Desire

laitman_942The created being is a desire to enjoy created as something from nothing that develops from its root under the influence of the Light. If the desire is passive, which means that it doesn’t want to develop toward the Light and resemble it, the Light forces it to develop just as it happened in the four phases of the Direct Light.

Afterward, the desire becomes inclined to develop, which means that it restricts itself and builds a Masach (Screen) and grows as a result of its own initiative. The development of the desire to enjoy refers to the acquisition of the Masach.

The problem is that our desire with which we must ascend from the bottom to above this world is very small. We are impressed by the fact that it is ignited in order to attain the goal of creation, the upper force, but this is a first impression that quickly fades and disappears. Then, we can only continue as a result of a habit, of a routine, thanks to the fact that we have established corporeal frameworks that sustain and obligate us.

However, this actually increases our desire and our vessel. We must be armed with a desire that matches the same level to which we want to ascend in order to reach the first revelation and in order to discover every new level in general.

Where can we get such a desire? It is only from the Light that operates on us! The Light influences the desire that is something from nothing, that small black point, the tiny nucleus that develops it. This means that the problem is how to draw the influence of the Light.

If I draw the Light by myself, it means that “I awaken the dawn.” The Light that influences my desire to enjoy invokes a feeling of darkness in it. However, I discern the vessel for the revelation of the Light by that and wish for the darkness to illuminate like the Light.

This is the reason that I ask that my desire grow and I wait for the Light to influence me. I don’t care about the phases that will lead me there, and whether I remain in my desire to enjoy or acquire a desire to bestow, as long as I advance and draw the influence of the Light to me. This means that I awaken the dawn by myself and raise MAN, according to which the action is performed. This process is called “hastening time” (Achishena).

If I cannot awaken the influence of the Light on me in order to increase my desire, it develops naturally, in its time (Beito). The Light affects me in any case, but, because these changes are undesirable to me, they bring me sufferings. I am not happy about the darkness that is revealed to me. I cannot see the future vessel for the revelation of the Light in it.

This way of development is undesirable to the Creator, as well as to people. However, we still advance whether it is along the path of the Light or the path of suffering.

Therefore, when Abraham saw the good future that was prepared for mankind, for all of Babylon—for the small desire that was supposed to be filled with the Light of Infinity that is 620 times greater—he asked, “Where will we get the vessels and the desires from?” It is because it is impossible to receive the reward the Creator has promised us without a corrected desire.

Then, the Creator calmed him by saying, “Don’t worry. This desire will grow 620 times bigger during the 400 years of exile in Egypt.” This means that, on the way, people will go through a period in which they receive a big desire, either reluctantly or by hastening time, and then they will begin to work with it in order to bestow.

Today, everything is open and clear, and the phases we must undergo are well understood. We must make sure that we have the right influence of the environment that will be like a greenhouse for us that will hasten the growth of a big desire in us for the revelation of the Creator.
From the Preparation for the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/23/14

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 06.03.15

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, Dargot HaSulam,” Article 875

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Torah and Prayer” Item 183

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 9

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Love of the Creator and Love for the Created Beings,” “One Mitzva (Commandment)”

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