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A Kabbalistic Guarantee

laitman_265Question: When you talk about the future society, you mention the word “commune” (a collective farm). After the bloody and violent seventy-year attempt to impose the ideas of communism on one-fifth of the world’s population, what guarantees do Kabbalists give that it won’t produce an even worse totalitarian system?

Answer: Nobody intends to entice humanity into communes. A person who is ready to live in a truly altruistic community lives in absolute freedom. He strives to maintain altruistic spiritual relationships with others and to provide mutual spiritual help where people become united into groups of ten and groups of ten into hundreds, thousands, and so forth in order to fill the space between them with the quality of bestowal. With the quality of bestowal they establish, they discover the higher power that will fill them with love. This is the discovery of the Creator.

Question: So this is meant for someone who has been prepared for it through the appropriate education and wants to do it? It’s not about someone being forced into it?

Answer: Certainly. You cannot obligate anyone by force here. There must be absolute freedom of choice, which requires education.

Question: Baal HaSulam writes that with altruistic communism, people will stand in line to enter such a society, and it will be determined if one is ready to enter it or not. So there won’t be any coercion at all?

Answer: Correct, because a person needs to be ready to connect with others properly. People who enter this community and who are included in these reciprocal relationships immediately discover Ein Sof (infinity), the limitless creation, the higher power they are in, and they will feel that they exist eternally.

Remark: When Baal HaSulam tried to explain this, they accused him of being a communist. After all, the discovery of the Creator, the disclosure of the quality of bestowal within me, and as a consequence, its manifestation similar to communism in our world, cannot be comprehended in the mind.

My Comment: No, this is not the same communism as in the past. The essence of the commune is that there will be inner connections with each other, not connections through money, communal life, or small villages.

When there is the right inner connection, each person thinks about his interconnection with others. Only this creates a common connection among people on the level of the soul in which they discover their higher life. In other words, even if I were to be separated from my physical body today, I would remain spiritually alive.

Relationships are based on a clear understanding that we are in an eternal, perfect, and reciprocal system. These are not ordinary human feelings. This happens within the same network we exist in today. We don’t need to create anything. We only need to discover this network.

Question: What is it like when I feel that another person is a part of me?

Answer: Let’s assume you discover that you depend on us. Then you will begin to relate to us differently because our existence determines your existence. This is no longer called egoism because you begin to relate to others in the same way you relate to yourself. Everything begins from egoism. If I depend on others, I must act in a way that is good for them so that it will also be good for me. This is a very precise and completely egoistic act.

But this is only the beginning. After that, from Lo Lishma (an intention only for myself) we move to Lishma (an intention for the sake of bestowal). When I work like this, it becomes clear to me that bestowal itself provides me with a higher level of existence. In other words, I begin to understand within my egoism that it is worthwhile for me to be released from the ego. This is called, “the angel of death becomes the angel of life.” The ego overcomes itself.

Question: Is it possible to bring large numbers of people to these relationships through education?

Answer: The entirety of humanity. This is our mission.

Question: Do you have an education plan for 2018?

Answer: Yes. But it is not something to discuss. It’s something we need to apply! Entering a state of a spiritual Ubar (embryo) is the first step in our program, and we will achieve it in the coming year.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/24/17

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Society Of The Future: Conflict Resolution

627.2Question: How will a person in the future society resolve conflicts at work?

Answer: Everything is solved only through unification and people coming closer together.

When people get closer to each other above conflicts, they begin to perceive the next level of comprehension, insight, and understanding.

In nature, everything exists integrally. If we become more like nature, then our solutions will always be correct: we will extract them from nature and adapt ourselves.

Question: Will there be a difference between industrial and social conflicts?

Answer: No, all conflicts are social. If we solve conflict on a social level, we can then be error-free in any production.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 8/17/17

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Multifaceted Integral System

laitman_929Question: Many scientists conduct their research through trial and error.

Will the individual who begins working with nature also do so by the method of blows and rewards, or will the warning bells begin to work, letting him know whether he is progressing correctly so he won’t need to go by the path of blows?

Answer: When we check to see whether our interactions are structured correctly, a multifaceted system appears. These interactions, even when we are not yet consciously aware of our efforts, are being corrected from above by the controlling force and we don’t even suspect it.

Even though we say that this is so, we still do not experience it consciously. We cannot determine this force in us because we do not yet have contact with it. But gradually it shapes us.

The main thing for this controlling force is to make one united desire, one united intention out of us so that those people who enter this system are as one united organism, one structure. Furthermore, individuals still remain distinct, in no way erase their individuality or lower themselves to zero. Quite the opposite, they develop egoistically even more, but in doing so, they complement each other.

This, in essence, is the strength of such activity: when opposite elements develop more and more and complement each other specifically because of their opposite natures.

In this manner, the entire system becomes powerful because it has a plus, a minus, and a tremendous amount of interesting interconnections built on a multifaceted foundation—pros, cons, all kinds of connections, and so on. Also, this system is completely integrated. That is how it appears within us.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 8/16/17

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Group Or Individual?

laitman_947Question: What will the future education system look like in terms of “constructing personality”? How will the results of education be assessed?

Answer: The system has to be developed. We have to implement training in groups, and a person should be judged by how much he coordinates, merges, and unites with the group.

Question: What will be considered important at the end of the training: individual or group achievement?

Answer: Individual achievements are not taken into account at all, only teamwork. A person should not pay attention to individual differences or achievements. Group achievement is the maximum unification between all in one desire and one mind that people will clearly feel.

Life already gives us pragmatic tasks that we should solve from an integral state.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 8/17/17

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Who Will Manage The Future Society?

laitman_265Question: In the year 2018 will there be less stupidity in the world? Or vice versa, the more there is, the closer we will come to discovering it is foolishness?

Answer: Both. Two opposites are necessary. On one hand, there will be much more stupidity, as we now see in politics. On the other hand, there will be many people who understand that this is stupidity, insignificant, and dirt.

This will change the general state of nature, the network of forces we are in. We don’t have any need for rulers and there is nothing to expect from them, nor from the intellectual and bourgeois elites who seem to hold the world in their hands.

The desire of the masses to change the situation and unite with each other correctly will gradually lead to a change in everything that nobody can oppose.

Question: Baal HaSulam said that first it is necessary to educate the entire generation, and then they will choose the right leader. How, in your opinion, should the system of government of the future be?

Answer: It is only through the method of correcting the person, through educating the person, that people whose foremost concern is society’s welfare will gradually make their way into governance.

Question: But will one person rule, like kings in the past, or will it be a society?

Answer: I think that it will be a community, but very small, a kind of Sanhedrin as was established in ancient times. It included 71 people who managed the spiritual life. I don’t think you need any more than that.

Each one of them will take responsibility for one system or another of the union: One will be responsible for the system of children, a second for the system of women, a third for the field of science, and so forth. They will solve all questions collectively.

They will be chosen by the overwhelming opinion of the masses who will feel and “smell” who these people are that can manage them. Baal HaSulam writes about this at the end of the “Introduction to The Book of Zohar.

Question: Can you tell when this will happen?

Answer: No. But it seems that during the course of the next two or three years humanity will understand that all the systems must be replaced; otherwise, we will reach a dead end.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/24/17

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Instructors For A Future Society

laitman_939.02Question: In the social doctrine Baal HaSulam wrote over 70 years ago, it says that a small part of humanity must raise the moral level and create a society in which there will be one religion, a religion of bestowal. These people will disseminate it to the whole world and all the rest will be considered as culture.

Can you give a prediction about when this small society of a few thousand or some tens of thousands of people will be created?

Answer: To create a correct society that will manage itself and the others, a person must be on a spiritual level. I still don’t see people like these. They are gradually being educated today, but they are still not ready for this.

Question: So you cannot concretely name the year of the appearance of that society?

Answer: In the coming year, mentors will still not be ready, even if everyone wanted to unite.

Question: Are your students not guides who are ready to build the new society?

Answer: At the present time they are guides who are only suitable for developing new groups, conducting workshops and the like, but to create communes and societies in which we can work together, complement each other, and exist above the general egoistic rules, we still don’t have guides or a mass that can be organized in this manner for these communities.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/24/17

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Everything Comes From The Upper Force

laitman_938.01Question: The point in the heart and egoism can be conjugated only if we restrict the egoism and develop the point in the heart to the state of a screen (Masach). Does it mean that we have egoism that we must perform certain actions on called restriction?

Answer: No, we should not do anything with egoism. We should always try to get closer to each other, and egoism will only hinder us in this. But this is what is called “help against you.” The fact that egoism hinders us is a good thing. It means that with its help we develop forces that are opposite to it. But there is nothing to expect in the egoism itself—no special manifestations.

Question: What is the development of the point in the heart up to the state of a screen (Masach)?

Answer: The concept of a screen (Masach) is revealed when, through my efforts, I suddenly begin to feel the existence of the Creator: the upper, all-determining, and governing force. From this moment, I already act differently.

My actions that take into account the upper force, the upper governance, the upper goal, bestowal, and love—i.e., the states outside the boundaries of my egoism—are called spiritual.

Involuntarily there is a restriction—the work with egoism determining with what force I strive to bestow, to connect with others. It depends on the degree of the revelation of the upper force in me that gives me an opportunity to act altruistically.

Question: But for a person of this world, the upper force is something unknown?

Answer: There is nothing unknown here. A person cannot feel it because he does not do anything for it. We need to act in the framework that we are given: to unite with others, to study the sources, to try to achieve adhesion, caring for each other and for the mutual guarantee, and then we form one common whole. In this commonality we will begin to feel the upper force.

Question: Will it suddenly manifest itself?  Is it impossible to predict when this will happen?

Answer: When it manifests, then we will know.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 8/16/17

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To See The Real Universe

laitman_928Question: Natural self-love, as a survival program, should not disappear, but above it a completely different love is being built, a spiritual love?

Answer: No. As a result of our existence, we should not think about ourselves at all. We must create a society in which everyone will receive what is needed.

In the future, people will stop thinking about themselves, even in the lowest strata. All will receive what is needed for life and care only about how to rise together in connection with each other, higher and higher in the attainment of the real world. After all, now we are in a dream. We do not see the real universe. We do not see where we exist.

We live inside ourselves because our egoism closes us inside ourselves. The still, vegetative, animate, and human levels of nature are the four stages of our desire, within which all kinds of actions occur, and we feel them as the world unfolding in front of us. But in fact, it does not exist. We feel it all inside ourselves, in our sphere.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/15/17

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254.02Remark: Until the 17th and 18th centuries, Western civilization lived with a sense that there is some kind of cosmic order in society and in nature, that there is an upper force.

My Comment: Man in Western civilization walked, as they said , under the grace of God, a God they invented for themselves. This was useful for kings, clergy, and other controlling structures. It gave a king legitimacy that he was God’s representative on Earth.

But then everything turned upside down because egoism grew and it was no longer possible to reign over people. Various movements appeared: Calvinism, Lutheranism, and so on, which gave a powerful push for future development.

Very quickly those movements started to transform religion into new social forms because the old ones were already useless for the development of the population. In its social, economic, and political relationships, the population outgrew the framework of the old religion; it needed a different religion. So various faith-based movements appeared.

The Middle Ages were distinguished by rapid development. It only seems to us that it was somewhat slow. But serious processes were taking place that gave significant impetus for new possibilities in the development of the sciences and arts, and the birth of a new freedom. The individual started to emerge from the control of the clergy.

And then the question of how to keep the individual reined in arose. All sorts of nationalistic movements appeared, and opposing them, socialistic and communistic movements.

Question: What was the goal of leaving ordinary religion? To prepare humanity for a more enlightened perspective?

Answer: The goal of nature is giving people the opportunity to understand their own destiny and to find the means of solving the most important question of life: “Why do I exist?”

During those years, even if such a question arose, it was suppressed by the fears and opinions of society. But after the Middle Ages, it began to manifest more forcefully according to the inner development of people who no longer feared calling themselves atheist, not connected to the Creator. Theism is connection with the Creator, atheism is the absence of this connection.

Question: Didn’t the atheists also try to build a social system based on morality, but without the control of the upper force?

Answer: Yes. They tried to figure out how a government could be structured if there is no upper power, not in the form of God and not in the form of a king. This was a very serious leap forward, when the individual comes first.

But the individual is not capable of controlling himself, he cannot do anything “without the king at the head” and without God at the head. That is why all kinds of terrorist movements appeared: fascism, Nazism, etc. People were searching for how to control themselves, to hold the system in order, and saw they could not succeed. And so they went, from blow to blow.

Therefore, in the beginning of the 20th century, after rapid development of science, culture, and self-consciousness, the science of Kabbalah began to be revealed. When the era of scientific discovery and arts ended, it became clear they did not provide an answer to the question about the meaning of life, which appeared even before the Middle Ages. Even the Age of Enlightenment did not give us this answer.

Then, Kabbalah was revealed. It began explaining that it had the solution to these problems. But since it is irrational to humanity’s way of thinking, it is as if taking the theory of relativity and trying to apply it to daily life.

In our world it is not understood, and even if it is understood, then only by a few people. So what is there to talk about with the simple person? But according to Kabbalah, everyone must be raised to a new level.

Therefore, even though Kabbalah is being revealed, it is apparent that a great deal of time is needed before people understand that society must exist on its principles and will otherwise not have the ability to sustain itself.

Humanity is gradually approaching this state, but it does not yet exist in it. Right now our Kabbalistic group is engaged with modeling these principles, analyzing them, and developing them internally, like in a laboratory. But, eventually, this will be the realization of the basic law of nature in humanity.

Kabbalists are obligated to demonstrate to humanity that their methodology is the only one that has the answers to the future structure of nature, society, humanity, family, and upbringing. And without it, the world will not be able hold itself in any kind of a framework.
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From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 7/3/17

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laitman_936Question: In the developing society that is beginning to understand nature, will there be “a mother’s voice” warning about dangers?

Answer: Our inner voice will sound in us because we will feel everything through our connection.

This is not intuition, but attainment and revelation because we build a system between us that is similar to the governing force, and therefore, we reveal it within our system to such an extent that we come into contact with it.

This contact is mutual and constantly progressing. We see, feel, and understand everything we need. It is our mother, teacher, nanny—our everything. Through our system of connection, we influence the upper force that governs the universe and manifests itself in the connection between us.

Here we enter into completely different relationships: more real, more mature, and more internal. We begin to study the laws of commutation, the laws of behavior, and the laws of connection.

This is the most fascinating work because a person begins to create a totally new world. Moreover, he controls himself and society in alliance with the upper force until all of humanity comes to such a state.
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