The World Does Not See a Solution
Question: Even if my intention is egoistic, if I start thinking about the benefit of others and the well-being of the world, can this already be considered an action?
Dr. Laitman's Answer: Of course. Do you really think that giving out bread to the poor is a real action? This will only cause more poor people to exist in the world.
Your action is to attract Light. It, and nothing else, returns you to the Source. So what else is there to think about, especially at a time when the whole world is in trouble and in danger? We only need the Light. The lack of Light is the reason for all the wars, crises, catastrophes, and other problems.
Precisely the lack of good actions by the Light evokes troubles at the four phases of development-still, vegetative, animate, and human. The evil we encounter is a projection of the lack of Light.
Punishment does not come from Above. If I have to reach a specific reward-the revelation of the Creator, similarity, and adhesion with Him-and I don't do that, then I experience the gap that this creates either as punishment or lack of goodness. And vice versa, by attaining this, I will feel a reward.
Thus, I feel reward and punishment in the same desires. If I have corrected and filled my desire, this is the reward, but if I cannot correct and fulfill it, this is punishment. There are no penalties from Above. I do not receive a speck beyond what I inflict upon myself. I create my own punishment.
Therefore, we have just one task-to attract the Light, especially today, considering everything that is happening and accumulating in the world. There are no other means.
I am constantly in touch with people who are "in the know," and I read all kinds of articles, visit websites, and follow the newspapers, but I don't see a solution offered anywhere. They cannot offer anything and they don't even want to think about this because they don't have the slightest connection with correction.
Just yesterday I was talking about this with a famous writer and he did not say anything; he avoided answering. This indicates a lack of sensitivity, a lack of understanding of the corrections.
"The world is round and we have to untie," I say to people. "That's right, we're also acting in that direction," they respond. People don't even realize that in reality they are going in the opposite direction. After all, in the end every person is just strengthening his own party or movement. There is no one to talk to.
Therefore, we have to create conditions in our midst for a positive force to emerge. Only then will its waves ripple through the whole world. Nothing else will help. We do not depend on others, but we have to help them so that later on people will quickly catch these waves, understand their message, and feel that they are coming from us.
The materials have to be disseminated ahead of time, but in essence the source of these waves is us. And therefore, the most important thing is to unite, to merge with one another more and more.
I place great hopes on the upcoming conventions. They are the means by which we have to bring to life unity, consolidation, and mutual care for the world and for our correction, which will help the world.
The time has come for the Creator to become revealed in the creatures. The means is simple and it is in our hands; all we have to do is use it. We ask the world to wake up, but are we awakening ourselves?
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 05/17/11, "Peace in the World"