The Plan For Exiting Crisis, Part 4

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe strength of society depends on its evaluation by a person.

The brochure “The Crisis and Its Resolution” (Arosa Forum, 2006): The goal of altruistic forces is the formation of new altruistic social and human values.

This conclusion is based on the assumption that nature is a single system, one organism, or one body. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah asserts and the same is confirmed not only by the spiritual wisdom, but also by ordinary, corporeal science.

Despite the fact that all levels of this organism, from the still, vegetative, and animate to human are different and separated from each other, all their parts are connected by billions of ties and ultimately, everything accumulates into one integral system.

The system of nature operates under altruistic laws. That is, not a single part of this system thinks about itself because naturally it cannot exist in isolation, but only in synergy, a complete good mutual connection with other parts.

Altruism is a good, correct connection between all elements whereby no element separates itself from the others, but rather fulfills its role for the sake of the general system. That is how they are all connected.

The way out of the crisis involves “the formation of new—altruistic— social and human values.” In other words, it is necessary to educate all nations, the entire humanity in the values of a common system of nature. If we do not begin to observe its altruistic laws and stop destroying nature, we will never come out of the crisis.

The crisis will continue in all possible forms. We are merely passing from one form to another and then to the third. This way we have already been through two World Wars. Although they are “world wars” only figuratively speaking in comparison to the true global war that can break out today.

Therefore, the only solution to the crisis is education, an explanation about the general system in which we exist. It is nature that obligates us to keep its altruistic laws, not the invention of some philosopher, a politician, or a party that seeks to take power and rule over others.

Nature pushes us to bring ourselves to an integral form, which according to our actions inside it is called “altruistic,” that is, for the benefit of the other. By the general law of the integral system, everyone works for the benefit of others.

In order to change one’s behavior from the egoistic to the altruistic, a person must change priorities, a hierarchy of values, and make sure that bestowal to society is much more important and beneficial than reception from it.

By receiving a person as if only cares about himself, which is impossible because he is completely tied to society. And in order to receive from society, you need to first correctly connect to it.

The problem is that our connection to society is not altruistic but rather egoistic and consequently, we cannot receive from society what it is able to give us. Society can give us everything. If we correctly connect to nature, there is a complete abundance because all of our desires derive from nature, and it has all the means to satisfy them.

Our only problem is that we do not know how to correctly connect to the system of nature. Correct education is teaching a person how to connect to the whole system of nature, including its still, vegetative, animate, and human levels in an integral, altruistic form.

By this a person achieves harmony with the environment, becomes included into it, and receives from this harmony everything that he needs.

This is not about reception of whatever a personal egoism might desire, but rather about getting his true needs met.

A person has to feel a much greater fulfillment from giving to society than from any egoistical acquisitions. To achieve this goal we have only one means, that is public opinion. There is nothing more important for a person than the opinion of others. To merit the approval of society is the goal of a personal life.

The more a person values and elevates his environment, the more he connects to it and can get nourishment from it. The strength and power of society depends solely on its assessment by a person. If we neglect society, regarding it as insignificant, then there is almost nothing that we can take from it. But if we value society infinitely, we will receive an infinite fulfilment from it.

Everything depends only on how much a person values his or her environment and integrates into it—to that extent he can receive from it.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/29/17, Lesson on the Topic: “Mismah Arosa (Arosa Document),” “Plan for Getting Out of Crisis”

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