Responsible for the World
Question: What should we expect from the upcoming conventions? What intention should
Dr. Laitman's Answer: We are approaching very powerful changes due
to our unification and I hope that the upcoming chain of conventions will help
us to keep the intention together for a whole month without leaving it. Work,
family, children, personal problems-despite all of this, unconsciously, in some
corner of my mind, I leave a place for the most important thing and constantly
worry about our unity, about how we advance from one convention to the next,
from one day to the next, in our intentions and our inner solidarity-until
there, inside, we will reveal the Creator.
We have been studying this theoretically for
a long time already. So let's truly wish for Him to be revealed. We have heard
about this thousands of times-so let's make the effort.
We cannot fall into doubts, "Again? How many
times have we been through this?" We are at the threshold of a breakthrough.
And the world is also demanding this. After all, it doesn't have the slightest
chance of finding any solution. In the Internet we see what kind of "solutions"
are being offered in response to the modern crises, how people
are trying to conceal and silence them because they don't see any way out.
In a form that's comfortable, clear, and
close to the people, we must inform the world that there is a solution, and the
faster we start realizing it, the less suffering this will cost us.
Therefore, our intention at the conventions
is to start "permanently living" in the group that is bringing
the whole world the solution
to the crisis. There is nothing more important that we could possibly
prepare or do for the world.
Right now we are at a very important point:
There is a sick patient lying in front of us and his illness is almost fatal, but
we can create a medicine and cure him. Then he won't just be healthy, but will
rise to the Creator's level, to a new, eternal dimension.
Therefore, we must attribute the greatest
possible importance to our efforts and our status-the ascent we are starting
during these days. We have to hold ourselves accountable for what kind of task
we are carrying out. Who are we to receive such a great mission-to actually
participate in correcting not only the world, but all of reality?
We need to be a little bit prouder; that will
help us to feel our responsibility.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah
Lesson 05/16/11, "Peace in the World"
No Longer Barbarians, but Not Yet Altruists
Nature controls us with the help
of four categories: mercy, truth, justice, and peace. Of course,
the best one is peace, which means perfection, and it can be achieved with the
help of the quality of "truth." However, we are incapable of making this come
true because according to the truth, a person must be completely pure of the
egoistic desire and be entirely in bestowal. He must receive only whatever is
necessary for his life and bestow to
others with all his might.
haven't attained these states. Our society is incapable of this. We do not
belong to the still, vegetative, or animate levels, which operate according to
the laws and forces that nature awakens in them. Unlike those levels in nature,
we are egoists and as
such, our desire for pleasure desires to absorb and use everything.
As a result,
we cannot affirm the category of "truth." But without it, humanity faces a
problem: If we don't give and provide each other with everything, then society
is flawed and therefore experiences all kinds of troubles and disasters. When
there is no balance, people feel disadvantaged or, on the contrary, privileged.
in order to avoid destroying the environment completely, the category of
"mercy" awakens in us. "Mercy" is a sort of compensation, a way for the
powerful to make up for things because they have the ability to use all of
society for the sake of their own interests and then to allocate a little bit
to the weak. That is how we use the categories of "mercy" and "justice."
these compensations are inadequate, yet with their help we have been able to
balance society out. Humanity has done a lot for the sake of this balancing
act: charity and humanitarian organizations, all kinds of revolutions, public
health services, education systems, and so on. However, nature demands much
more from us. Lately we are finding that it requires us to create a system of
all the indications, today we have to rise to the level of "truth" and
"peace"-in other words, to live by the principle, "from each according to his
ability, to each according to his necessity." On the the still, vegetative, and
animate levels, this principle is maintained by nature absolutely and
instinctively, whereas people have to come to this by reaching total
correction, by ascending above their egoism and establishing the appropriate
interconnections within society.
humanity is at an intermediate phase. We are no longer animals or primitive
barbaric tribes living in a natural communism, yet we are still not corrected
either. Right now we are at the beginning of realizing the crisis of our nature,
listen to what Kabbalists say: They explain to us that there is a way and a
means that can help us to create the perfect society.
From the 4th part
of the Daily
Kabbalah Lesson 05/16/11, "Peace in the World"