Daily Kabbalah Lesson


The Daily Page - 28-06-10

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

The Future Of The World: What Does It Depend On?


People are beginning to recognize the potentially destructive influence of mass media on one's environment. Mass media, in particular, (rather than money, financial situations, or our plans for humanity's future) determines everything. This generation and future generations depend on the influence of the environment that affects our entire life. Let us hope that humanity will realize this, and will first limit the negative influence mass media exudes today, and then redirect it properly. The task of Kabbalah is to help humanity see this faster.

The world is gradually developing a critical outlook toward itself and all the global systems that have been built around us, and that now affect absolutely everybody in all areas of life. Particularly because this global system has become so universal and influential, it arouses a lot of concern. Humanity will have to take serious care of it.

We can no longer let everyone do whatever they please in the mass media. The force of mass media should be in the hands of the wise: Kabbalists. Mass media cannot be controlled by dictatorship. Humanity's development makes it break all limitations and obstacles. However, there is an opposite tendency whereby we must somehow restrict mass media. If we don't, we will learn of this need by suffering.

There is a constant fight between the left and right lines, each of which insists that it is better than the other. But both of them are neither good nor right. There has to be a middle line which doesn't simply unite them, but rather rises above them. It is not their mixing or a compromise between them; it is not like some centrist political party that is above the left or the right.

Rather, this middle line is an approach that is altruistic, in bestowal, and extends above all egoistic approaches. Such an approach will be able to unite everyone and bring peace.


-from the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/28/10


I Will Reach Something Good


We proceed to read The Zohar after preparing ourselves by studying Rabash's articles during the first part of the lesson; that is, after we are ready to receive the Light that Reforms. What does it mean, "We are ready."? It means we have a desire for it, a desire for the inner dimension in particular, for acquiring the property of bestowal beyond our earthly mind and sensations. We want this property to rule over us.

What if a person has no desire for it? What if he does not feel that he lacks the property of bestowal, and does not even wish to feel this lack? What should he do? He too should stay with those who want to acquire the property of bestowal. A person who feels virtually no desire for it should cling like a newborn to those who study. It is said about the science of Kabbalah: "It will heal all flesh."

In our world, even a healthy person occasionally undergoes medical examination: "What if they find some illness?" "Why do I need this if I am healthy?" "I want to be sure I don't have any disease that is progressing while I am unaware of it."

The same applies to us. Even if we don't feel that we lack the property of bestowal and we consider ourselves "healthy," we trust the great Kabbalists who advise us to examine ourselves. Hence, we read The Book of Zohar even if we feel no need for it. Perhaps, thanks to this reading that I don't particularly relate to or feel any taste or necessity for, I will nevertheless examine myself and see that I possess negative properties. By correcting them, I will reach something good. (I will get better.)


-from the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/28/10


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