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“World-Reformers” Will Destroy The World

546.02Remark: When evil arises, and now there is a lot of evil in the world in all its colors, there suddenly appear those who want to correct it. They are called honorable people, they are given Nobel Prizes, etc. They come to correct this evil. They donate money for it and invest their strength in it.

The great Kabbalist Baal HaSulam, whose works we study, writes in the article “Peace in the World” about “The Weakness of ‘World Reformers'”: “This is the key to understand the weakness of world reformers throughout the generations. They regarded man as a machine that is not operating properly and needs mending, meaning to remove its broken parts and replace them with working ones.”

In principle, it sounds quite logical. That is, they want to operate the machine properly so that it runs smoothly according to their understanding.

“This is the tendency of all world reformers—to eradicate any harmful and bad in the human species… and it is true that had the Creator not stood against them, they would certainly have by now cleansed man entirely, leaving in him only what is good and useful.”

Answer: And that would bring the end of the world.

Remark: But it is written here that they would leave “only what is good and useful.” This would be good for the world.

My Comment: Well, of course! Try to suggest this and you will see that everyone will agree with you! Except the Creator.

Remark: And the Creator says, “No, I do not need the so-called good and beneficial. I do not need it to be the only thing that remains in the world.”

Further on, Baal HaSulam continues: “But because the Creator meticulously watches over all the elements in His creation, not letting anyone destroy a single thing in His domain, but only reform it and make it useful and good, all the reformers of the above-mentioned kind will vanish from the earth, and bad qualities will not vanish. They exist and count the degrees of development that they must still traverse until they complete their ripening.”

It is as if the Creator is saying, “I do not like these world-reformers. I do not like those who like to do good.” They want this evil to disappear, to replace the damaged parts in the car with good ones, and to make the car drive well. I do not want that.”

My Comment: That is correct. Who are Creator’s partners? Villains. They reveal evil in the world, as the Creator has said: “I have created the evil inclination…” That is, they are His accomplices who help Him and reveal evil.

They show us: “Look at what the Creator has created!” And the only thing missing here is the other side, where we need to take the forces of nature and build an opposite system that would compensate for this evil. Then through creating our own system of good that compensates for the evil, we will rise by both of these forces, on both levels.

Question: Does this mean that evil people are the closest to the Creator?

Answer: Yes. It is through them that the Creator creates the world.

Question: He creates the world and shows us that the world is created from evil. We see this, are horrified, and start fighting this evil.  Are you saying: “It is wrong to fight evil?”

Answer: We must learn to compensate for it correctly, to use it as the minus and the plus in electronics and other areas.

Question: So, the evil exists and I should not touch it. On the contrary, I must create a mountain of good. Here is a mountain of evil, and a mountain of good. Does this mountain of evil grow? And the mountain of good also grows? Is the main thing not to erase this second mountain?

Answer: You cannot erase them, you will only mangle all of nature.

Question: How do I build the mountain of good?

Answer: On the basis of evil.

Question: Seeing all of this evil, do I say: “This is not the right way, I should choose another way”?

Answer: Of course. Otherwise, you will be like those who destroyed sparrows, flies, and so on.

Question: So, do I build a mountain of good by looking at this mountain of evil?

Answer: According to it.

Question: Where do I get the strength to build this mountain of good?

Answer: Here you have to ask the Creator Himself.

Question: Is there no other way?

Answer: No. Then you will see why the Creator created evil. It is so that you would turn to Him and receive the force of good.

Remark: So, with material resources alone, with my abilities…

Answer: Will lead you nowhere. You will not accomplish anything. There is only evil in our world. Even the good that you see is also evil.

Question: And when they say: “This strong, charismatic, courageous, and determined leader will be able to lead us to good, to happiness,” and everyone starts voting for him, is it all a lie?

Answer: Sure. Today more and more people start to realize this.

Question: Is our task to build this good against evil, and all we need to do is ask for strength from nature, from the Creator?

Answer: To ask the Creator for the force of good to balance the evil and to ascend on these two forces as if on two legs.

Question: Will the world come to this?

Answer: Very soon! I believe that, perhaps, I will also get to see this. But we must lay the foundation.

Remark: This is definitely a turning point for a person.

Answer: We need to educate people! Basic concepts that we just need to lay out before them.

Question: We are talking about an ordinary person. Tell me, when one faces evil what should his first reaction be?

Answer: To balance the evil. If I want to destroy it, I have to balance it! In this way, I not only eradicate it as if reducing it to zero, but I employ it and use it for good.

As two forces in electricity: the minus and the plus. Any force that is revealed in this world consists of itself and of its opposite, its parallel. There is nothing else, only this. Therefore, regarding evil, we must find the expression of good and put them against each other, placing yourself in the middle. And you will see how to rise on these two streams of the fountain. That is how you will rise using both of them.

Question: So, are you saying that in order for one to rise in a good way, he has to be between good and evil?

Answer: They should push you from below like jets from a fountain.

Question: When I build good against the feeling of evil, is it called that I am in the middle? I see both good and evil.

Answer: Yes. We need to teach people how to use both forces correctly. For them, this is the revelation of the new world and endless possibilities.

Question: It means that we need to work on the first reaction of a person to destroy evil? So that the first reaction would be: “Oh!”

Answer: It depends on the support of society, on the environment.

Question: So, one way or another, a person should be searching, or he should be placed in the environment that thinks this way, right?

Answer: Yes. The environment will support him behind the scenes. And he will feel that he needs to perform certain actions. He will receive thoughts from the environment. The world is coming to this, there is no other way. This is how the world is arranged. The main thing is to move forward!
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 8/10/20

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Rosh HaShanah Convention “Day Three” – 9/20/20

Rosh HaShanah Convention 2020, Preparation for the Lesson 4

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Rosh HaShanah Convention 2020, Lesson 4

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Rosh HaShanah Convention 2020, Preparation for the Lesson 5

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Rosh HaShanah Convention “Day Two” – 9/20/20

Rosh HaShanah Convention 2020, Preparation for the Lesson 2

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Rosh HaShanah Convention 2020, Lesson 2

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Rosh HaShanah Convention 2020, Preparation for the Lesson 3

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The Rosh HaShanah Convention “Day One” – 9/18/20

Rosh HaShanah Convention 2020, Preparation for the Lesson

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Rosh HaShanah Convention 2020, Lesson 1

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Growing A New World

260We are approaching a special congress—completely virtual—as it has never been before. Thousands of people used to gather for physical congresses and tens or even hundreds of thousands more were connected to it virtually. But now the entire congress will be virtual; everyone will be in the same position and connected on equal terms. Everyone received proper, identical preparation.

It doesn’t matter that we are already familiar with each other and with the lessons of the congress. It is said: “Let every day be a new day.” That is, we need to make this renewal. Each time we have ten primordial Sefirot, but from them and onward, we always raise the resolution: two times more, three times, four times…

Therefore, we can read the same articles, but everything depends only on our connection, which determines the attainment. In the spiritual world, attainment does not depend on one person, especially in our times. As the last generation, we are dependent on correcting the global Kli. Therefore, the quality depends on the number of connections. This is a characteristic feature of our time.

Each ten is already ready to embrace other connected tens as one person, attaching them one after another infinitely. Let your heart be divided among all the tens and let the Creator enter and be revealed in this huge common heart.

Therefore, this congress is special. We have never been in this state. And I really hope that we will see decent results and advance toward the goal because this is a very correct approach. First, we need to reveal our Kli, Israel, which is aimed “straight to the Creator.” And then, after the congress, we will be able to go out to the masses with this new force and create a place for the revelation of the Creator to all creatures.

This will cure the world of all the problems and troubles caused by our growing egoism and fill it with the upper force. The main thing is to reach a connection with each other, to become as one ten. This is the purpose of our gathering, the congress, the meaning of our meeting.

The whole huge system exists only for one small person; everything is created for him although he does not understand or feel anything. And everything else only conveys to him the attitude of the Creator toward him.

The spiritual is not measured by our earthly standards: kilograms, liters, or kilometers but depends on the number of elements connected together. If there are 1,000 smallest and weakest souls but they are united together, they have much more weight in the spiritual world than five or ten large souls. If little people unite with each other even not for the sake of the Creator, it is worthy of respect because they reveal the connection over egoism.

Therefore, a united city cannot be defeated. If people unite even for a criminal purpose but are loyal to each other, then they are provided with protection from above.

Congress must become the seed from which a new world will sprout. First there must be a grain, a drop of semen around which the flesh will begin to grow and all systems will form. The most important thing is the drop of semen, the very first point. We are the starting point of a new world, and we will hope that the Congress will give a new direction to all of humanity. Everyone gets the same blows, so the solution must also be the same for everyone.

If I expand myself without connecting with others, then I expand my vision of this world. After all, in the material world everything is determined by the individual strength, by the sharpness of mind of each one individually. Everyone wants to be great on their own, and this is the global breakage.

And in the spiritual world, power is calculated by the number of particles that are connected. How many of them? A thousand, a million, a billion, or a billion billions, this is the measure of the spiritual Kli. Each one is only a unit within the ten Sefirot. It cannot be more or less; it cannot inflate itself. It can only connect with many more like it, and this will increase its power.

Therefore, it is said that “…the view of landlord is opposite to the view of Torah.” The ordinary person feels that he is inflated, and the opinion of the Torah takes into account everyone. If I connect with them, I feel that the Creator dwells between them and manifests Himself, revealing the upper reality.

Spiritual power is measured by the number of pixels, and material power is measured by one pixel, swollen with pride.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/14/20, “From the Prayer of the Ten to Its Prayer for the World” (Preparation for the Virtual Convention “A New World” 2020)

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232.06Virtual Congress “New World” Lesson #3

The most difficult thing is to imagine a love that is always based on hatred, and both of them support each other, strengthen and exist only thanks to this.

This is how the spiritual differs from the material world where one cancels the other. We are used to our world where we can only love when we forget about hatred. And then hatred flares up again, and we forget about love and are ready to kill each other.

This does not happen in the spiritual world; there is both hatred and love at the same time. Both of them come from the Creator, and it is through hatred, which is the basis of this world, that we can rise to love, to the nature of the upper world. We exist in this sandwich, both in hate and in love, and these two lines, right and left, exist on equal terms. One can’t be bigger than the other.

And then we will feel the middle line revealed. It can’t be revealed yet because otherwise we will cancel one of the two lines. Only if there are two lines and we understand that one cannot be without the other, through our desire to preserve both of them, we create a middle line.

Do this exercise: Where I see my egoism toward my friends, I try to remove it, to uproot it. I cut it out as if with a knife, and I keep the space that is left and want to fill it with the Creator. I want the Creator to be revealed in it, otherwise He will not be revealed. If I want to reveal the Creator, it is possible only in those places and qualities where I have made room for Him.
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From the A New World – Virtual Convention 8/15/20,“Love Covers All Crimes,” Lesson 3

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A New World – Virtual Convention – 8/15/20

World Kabbalah Virtual Convention, “Preparation for Lesson 1” 

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World Kabbalah Virtual Convention, “Last Generation – From the Old World to the New World,” Lesson 1

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World Kabbalah Virtual Convention, “Preparation for Lesson 2”  

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World Kabbalah Virtual Convention, “Our Responsibility As a Ten for the World,” Lesson 2

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World Kabbalah Virtual Convention, “Love Covers All Crimes,” Lesson 3

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World Kabbalah Virtual Convention, “From the Prayer of the Ten to Its Prayer for the World,” Lesson 4

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First Congress Of The New Age

laitman_600.04We are going to a virtual congress in two weeks. This is not an easy connection because we began preparing for it already from the beginning of creation, billions of years ago. And this is only in our material world, before that there were many actions in the spiritual worlds.

And finally, we come to the point where we begin to feel the breaking, the reverse form of connection in order to achieve it.

We can say that at this moment we are at the lowest starting point from which a continuous ascent begins toward the program of creation, its goal, where we all unite together and with the Creator. The entire universe, all the worlds, all the stars and galaxies, are connected together at the point of unity that we must reach.

The first station on the way to this goal is a virtual congress, which we are holding in two weeks. It may seem that this is not so important, but we must realize that we value the importance according to our uncorrected selfish desires, but in fact, the desire to unite at this special time between the thousands of people participating in the congress is very important.

This is the first congress held during the period of the coronavirus. In February, we managed to hold a big convention right before the start of the quarantines. It was like we jumped into the last carriage: We held a convention, and the door slammed shut right behind us.

And now we are starting to organize our system during the coronavirus period. We have already gone through its first wave and can understand what this is about. Humanity does not yet understand what is happening. The epidemic will not recede; it will move forward like a steamroller of development and will sculpt a new form from humanity.

This huge asphalt roller will roll right over us and hit us into the ground, if only in this form we are able to connect with each other. Let’s not wait for the development rink, but do it on account of our own work. You should not be naughty children whose mother is forced to punish in order to make them behave well. And the child has no way out, he has to obey, as we are now, out of hopelessness, doing what the coronavirus and other viruses that are in line for us want from us.

We need to rise to a state where we understand why the mother, that is, nature, the Creator, requires us, and we want to fulfill her requirements by our consent and goodwill.

We want to bring this first congress of a new era to a new state: not like before when we sat together, talked, and hugged. We should not regret that we are not sitting in the same room; we should not regret the past. It has already passed. Everything new must be taken for granted with understanding and approval.

New states require even more connection from us. And if we see that material changes have occurred, then they should only awaken us to even greater internal connection so that the external form does not confuse us, does not give the illusion that we are already connected by the fact that several thousand people are sitting in one room.

Now there is no such thing; we are not in the same room and do not even strive to be together physically. We want to be together spiritually as one person with one heart! And therefore this is a completely new congress, in a new era. There is nothing from past congresses in it: It is a new level, a new approach, a new attitude. And we look at it as a spiritual level to which we must ascend.

I want to be connected with everyone, but where and how? By ascending to the spiritual level, to the spiritual place where our congress is held—to the space within the Creator. We will all enter into this space and want to exist there, to unite with each other within Him. The Creator is called “place,” and it is in this place that we hold our congress, our gathering of everyone together, in order to support each other together with the Creator on this first spiritual step that awaits us.

I cannot convey to you the feelings that are in my heart. But let’s hope that together we will discover this state and feel the connection between us within the Creator at our first congress of a new era.
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From a Kabbalah Lesson, 8/1/20

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Toward An Altruistic Connection

laitman_938.02Question: When I studied at MAK online, [Bnei Baruch’s Russian Education Center] I decided for myself that I should stay away from all the material problems of a friend, because this could hurt my spiritual progress.

But at the congress some kind of connection was awakened between us, a greater involvement in each other. For example: I got a headache, and a friend was already poking around in his pocket and giving me a pill. But at the next meeting, I was ashamed to look in his direction, awkward, I felt obliged to him.

What is the role of such expressions of caring and concern between friends in spiritual advancement?

Answer: You must reach a state where you will not be uncomfortable with one another. On the contrary, it will bring you together completely unselfishly, without any calculations. I gave a friend the opportunity to help me, and I am very happy about this. I am glad that I have such friends who immediately felt that I needed their help.

There is no giver and receiver here. Everyone gives and everyone receives. That is how one should strive to consider such states.

In the general network of relations between us, there are no states at all when I give to you, but you don’t give to me, or I receive, but you don’t, because both bestowal and reception are absolutely equivalent, one and the same. When I give, by that I receive. A friend gives me the opportunity to give to him. Maybe you give him a pill or something else, but in fact you receive from him. This is partly what you felt in your relationship at the congress.

There is no such thing: I receive or I give. These are all actions for the mutual connection between us. In an integral connection, the actions themselves have no meaning. What matters is only the construction of this absolute network, when all the strings of communication, and there are an infinite number of them, get aligned and are transformed. And on this level the quality of the Creator reigns.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/1/20

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Penny Upon Penny

laitman_944Rabash, “The Whole of the Torah is One Holy Name”: That is, any overcoming in the work is called “walking in the work of the Creator,” since each penny joins into a great amount.” That is, all the times we overcome accumulate to a certain measure required to become a Kli for the reception of the abundance.

Overcoming means taking a part of a vessel of reception and adding it to the vessels of bestowal.

Question: Can this be connected to the states that we all have experienced together after the congress?

Answer: Certainly. After all, we are connected with one another and we form a vessel, such a pot, in which I, you, all our friends, men and women, are part of. It does not matter at what level everyone is because we all want to enter this common vessel.

In it, we begin to connect with one another and with all the souls of previous Kabbalists who fill the entire volume of the vessel. And we, rising there, become included in it.

Therefore, all of us participating in the congress achieve such a state in which we join the common soul of Adam.

Question: Can we say that overcoming is accumulating like penny upon penny into a large amount and reach a certain degree called Adam?

Answer: Yes. Adam is what all the Kabbalists have done before us. And we, as we enter this state, become connected to them.

Question: We entered this state at the congress and now all of us are back to our little world. What should everyone do?

Answer: Yes, we entered the general state, but after the congress, everyone did not fall back into their own little world. Ultimately, this general state still exists. It is just that it constantly disappears for us so that we would have to awaken it again and again and like penny upon a penny would put everything into one big Kli (vessel).

Question: So, what Rabash called overcoming is actually an addition: my duty to feel the general state of connection?

Answer: Certainly.

Question: What exactly are we connecting and how are we connecting?

Answer: We are connecting by aspirations to be above our egoistic desires in a common unity, in the so-called ten. The ten is a boundless state. You can gather a million people and say that it is a ten, or you can take two or three people and this will also be a ten. The connection of people above their ego is called the ten.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/1/20

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