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The right suffering aims us toward the goal of creation, toward inclusion in the group. Without it, it’s impossible to advance correctly. Like in a radar system, the rocket is always adjusting, so we must check and adjust instead of perceiving it as suffering.

The degree of suffering depends on the greatness of the goal. As great as the goal is in my eyes and as far as it is, this is felt as suffering.
The magnitude of suffering propels me forward. If I see the goal and know that I have the method to achieve it …
I am sure that I am on the path of light. The suffering illuminates my path.

How do you use yourself for advancement?
When you are in the group and see that your qualities are against unity.
There’s not one quality that connects you to the friends.
You are absolutely different, pushing them away from you.
This is the opportunity to unite!

Carrying out the commandments means observing the conditions of unifying into one soul, Adam. It comprises many egoistic desires, which must create altruistic connections among them and in that connection become similar to the Creator, the quality of bestowal.
Until adhesion by intention!

In our world everything is ruled by money. It’s likewise in the spiritual world.
In Hebrew money is Kesef, from the word “Kisuf,” covering—to the degree egoism is covered by the quality of bestowal, a screen, Masach, Mehaseh—covering, ego—reception turns into bestowal …
… spiritual capital is earned—the light is revealed.

Wishing to replace the aim of the work, to give pleasure to the Creator instead of oneself, one needs faith in the Creator, attainment of His greatness. Because to that extent he will be able to bestow to Him.

Hence one must pray for the Creator to reveal His greatness, which gives energy to efforts with the intention for bestowal.

There is no energy for spiritual work since there is no sensation of the importance of serving the Creator. Since I don’t know Whom I am giving to. There is no knowledge of the Creator’s greatness, of what a joy it is to serve Him. I don’t feel His greatness…and there’s no energy to work. But to the degree of the Creator’s greatness, it is a pleasure to serve Him. If only we could get such forces!

To have energy to bestow with no reward, for the work itself to be the reward—one must have faith in the Creator, i.e., faith in His greatness. Without faith in His greatness, there is no energy to bestow. When feeling the Creator’s greatness, you work without any reward.
The reward is in the work itself, service is wealth.

The decline started a long time ago—but for now it’s removing the cream and not the bare skin off the elites. If Trump takes control of the Fed from the financiers, we will take the path closer to unity. If the financiers win, we’ll take the path of suffering.
In any case, the solution lies in educating the population to unite everyone.

Crisis in society shows in its mental state. The reason for the crisis is—that we are designed to live in society but isolate ourselves from each other. Instead of cooperation from an early age—competition, jealousy. Hence mental problems, drug addiction. Correction is in closeness!
From Twitter, 12/25/18

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2019 Global Analysis: How to Swing Back to Balance

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 12/25/18

As we approach 2019, the world finds itself as if on a swing, but the ride is not of the soothing kind, with birds chirping around us tenderly as we enjoy the pleasant, balanced movement from side to side. Rather, we’re like a kid on a swing that lost its balance and we don’t know how to get off — socially and economically.

France has seen its worst and most violent riots in 50 years which have begun to spread to other countries, demonstrating the potential for a “European Spring.” A staggering 80% of U.S. workers report living from paycheck to paycheck, while their government was just shut down for an unknown period of time. Stock markets around the globe had the worst December in decades, and the International Monetary Fund made a pessimistic forecast of a global slowdown.

To enjoy a pleasant ride on a swing, two opposite forces should be swinging us equally from both directions. What is taking our swing further and further out of balance?

Until the early 1990s, the world was swinging between two opposite forces. Russia wanted to prove its power and success to the world with its communist regime, which acted as a counterbalance towards the U.S. and Europe. There was an underlying incentive for capitalist regimes to be as successful as possible, which also meant they had to work better for everyone.

Indeed, 30 and even 40 years ago, owning a house and a car was more achievable for U.S. workers than it is today. Paradoxically, U.S. living wages have stagnated for the last few decades while workers’ productivity has been continuously rising. Where did all the profits go? The rich have become exponentially richer.

As Soviet Russia collapsed, along with its communist hopes, there was no longer a force that would balance the ambitions of capitalism. In parallel, by way of nature, human egoism continued to grow and evolve to a higher level. As a result, today’s capitalism is dramatically different than what it was 30 years ago, and economic inequality has reached epic proportions.

In the midst of this extremity came Donald Trump, who identified the trend and was able to strike a chord with millions of Americans who felt discouraged and dispossessed from the little that they had. Trump won the presidency with a declared goal to “drain the swamp” and fight the bankers and Wall Street folks who make money from money while the majority of the public is struggling.

What’s more, Trump is working to minimize America’s sensitivity to global fluctuations by limiting connections with other countries, whether it’s through a trade war with China, raising tariffs, not cooperating with the EU and the G20 forum, and even his latest move of pulling out of Syria.

However, another force is shaping up to be the ultimate counterbalance in the current state of affairs, and that is the inescapable reality of global interdependence. If things in Europe, for instance, continue to escalate towards an economic crisis, the world will plunge into a crisis as well. In addition, most industries today have become very sensitive to borders, relying on the free movement of capital, materials, knowledge and workforce. Virtually all countries today are linked through import and export.

In other words, the world has become a globally interdependent economy, and by extension, a global society. This interdependence is a force of nature, growing stronger and tighter without our notice. If this force hits us in the face, we will experience a global economic crisis that will throw us harshly off the swing.

However, while we are still on the swing, we have an opportunity to balance it of our own accord. To do that, we cannot stop the human ego from growing, nor can we stop the growing interdependence. Rather, we have to educate ourselves about our connected world and change our values accordingly. This means that all people — from the tycoons to the protesters — have to go through a change of consciousness and recognize that our futures are inevitably connected.

When we upgrade the level of human connection, we will begin to see how to change the socioeconomic paradigm as well. Two opposite forces must be present to maintain balance. Therefore, my hope for 2019 is that we start a massive, global educational program, so that we can balance the growing ego with positive human connection. Then, we could aim for a pleasant ride on the swing.

No Shortage Of Practical Advice

laitman_961.2Question: When you studied with Rabash, did you feel a lack of practice in the methodology itself?

Answer: I felt it because, in general, it was not yet developed. I did not know exactly how to apply myself, how to realize it, where to lower myself, and where to help.

This methodology is not comprehended immediately. It takes months and years. Therefore, we have been given our whole lives to realize it. For example, when studying math, you learn it with your mind and you do not change at all. And here, in order to turn the page in the book and understand the next one, you have to change, and then read the previous one. If a person is unable to change, then even by turning ten pages, he will not understand what is written there.

The practice is carried out only in a group. It is all clearly described in the articles of Rabash about the group. Take them all and implement them. There is no shortage of practical advice. Only the implementation.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/5/18

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Can We Influence The Upper World From This World?

laitman_933Question: Are parallel worlds connected to each other? Can they affect each other?

Answer: The only one capable of influencing the upper world is a person who is in a group and in connection with friends. By gradually awakening this connection and making it stronger, he influences the upper world.

Only the good connection between us, when we try to emulate the upper world while remaining in this world, can affect us, because this connection, in fact, is already spiritual.

Everything else in our world is completely material and has no connection to spirituality. In fact, our world does not exist but only appears to us this way in our organs of perception. In this regard, it is absolutely imaginary, illusory.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/19/18

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence,” Title
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