Daily Kabbalah Lesson


The Daily Page - 16-05-11

The Daily Page is a collection of excerpts taken from the daily Kabbalah lesson with Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch

Responsible for the World


Question: What should we expect from the upcoming conventions? What intention should we build?

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.

We still 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.

Therefore, 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."

Of course, 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 mutual bestowal.

According to 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.

Today 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, our egoism.

So let's 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"


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