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Lesson 8Mar 15, 2023

Lesson on the topic of "Connecting the World in the Last Generation"

Lesson 8|Mar 15, 2023
To all the lessons of the collection: Connecting the World in the Last Generation

Morning Lesson March 15, 2023

Transcription is made from simultaneous translation which leaves a possibility for differences in the audio

Part 2:

Connecting the World in the Last Generation - Selected Excerpts from the Sources. #12

Reading excerpt number 11 “We must thoroughly know..”

1. R. (02:12) In other words, we see that a person is weighed and measured only according to the society, to the extent that he can benefit the general society. To advance to the mutual goal for everyone and according to that we can talk about a person to the extent that he is weighed to his value, etc., and a person in and of himself he has no measurement. Because he is in that case his volume is equivalent to zero, only to the extent that he can support and help humanity advance towards the purpose of creation.

2. S. (03:04) I didn't quite understand how the transition takes place from a person who relies on society from this stems that he can’t value him as an individual, I don't understand the logic here.

R. The Creator is measuring all of us according to the final goal, to the extent that each and everyone tries to pull all of humanity to connection, to the general connection between us, and that is why each one is measured according to that, so what are you asking about?

S. Here he brings us this argument that a person cannot live alone and from that he reaches the conclusion that he can only be evaluated according to how much he invests in society. It's not clear, there's seems like there's a logic gap in the middle.

R. A person is connected to others and he's not able to do it himself, then of course his contribution to the general humanity that's what he's valued by and that's how we appreciate a person.

S. So he's talking about the dependency in corporality and from that he comes to dependency in spirituality?

R. What does it matter spiritual or corporeal, the main thing is that a person feels himself as in debt to all the others, that he is willing to work for all of humanity.

3. S. (05:40) How is it that in gears that don’t have free will, but they’re bonded together in the same mechanism, it’s moving somewhere?

R. No one has freedom of choice. Everyone is moving necessarily the only question is in what? To the extent that a person is in motion, either in lack of choice or recognizing his mission, but he's still executing what the Creator gives him, otherwise a person cannot exist.

S. There's an impression from the excerpt that there's a mechanism that's activating the cog wheels and not the other way around. Is that correct?

R. Of course, we see it in the society as well, that a person in a group, in a society isn't able to do anything other than be as they are and they will be depend on them and timing is mourned.

S. So what does it mean that I take part in this machine, so he will move me in a certain direction?

R. In recognition either with the conscious or unconscious, in other words the person must rise to the degree of freedom of choice and afterwards to recognize the necessity to be in contact with the Creator. Also to do what is upon him on behalf of creation.

S. Another question, at the end of the excerpt it says that if any malfunction will happen in the wheel it's not evaluated according to the wheel itself, but according to its service and role with respect to the whole machine. I didn’t understand what it was talking about.

R. That's how we measure or appreciate everything. if something gets ruined in the machine, if after that the machine is able to function or not, then you can't do anything anymore. Everything depends to the extent that a person is required for the general advancement of humanity, that's how an individual is measured.

S. So it's an operation relative to the uniqueness of the wheel, but here it's says it's not according to its uniqueness, but a role towards its machine so what's the difference between the roll towards the machine and the individuality of the wheel?

R. No difference actually.

4. S. (09:24) This process, is it a process of education? Is it in us as priority and we just have to discover it?

R. An educational process or a developmental process is one in the same. We are not changing anything other than our attitude to the world in which we are in.

5. S. (10:02) How to increase our sensitivity? Can the suffering of the people change our own self-love and change it to love?

R. In a way that they influence your ego.

6. S. (10:34) He says that the individual wheel is linked to the other wheels; there's no freedom of movement in itself, but it depends on the movement of the others. What is the corruption of an individual or the correction of the individual?

R. He's saying that there's no such thing that something is ruined and we can measure to the extent of the corruption. The extent of the corruption is according to the extent that he is disturbing the others from doing their work properly.

S. So when he says he has no freedom of movement in and of itself, that means a person as an individual unit has to correct himself or correct his entire ten?

R. All of the ten that is called his individual correction.

S. Oh his entire ten is his individual correction?

R. Yes, what corruption is there if he's not connected to the ten?

S. You said that it's not that everyone comes all at once to correction but rather each one has to come to the correction as an individually and freedom from the angel of death, so it's not the whole ten together.

R. Right.

S. So everyone individually and then the connection between them?

R. Yes.

7. S. (12:19) He's saying that this dependence between the society is corporeal and spiritual. Can we understand what means it's dependence on the entirety of the machine?

R. A dependency on the fact that we are all connected to one another, we are all connected to the soul of Adam HaRishon and we cannot exit the connection between us. Only we are revolving and dependent on one another just like cog wheels that are under one system.

S. But in what a person is essential for society he says corporally and spiritually a professional role, something more internal, a correction he has to perform for that which the system will not be complete what is that dependency?

R. Dependency on the fact that we all need to learn how to be connected in one system, to one goal.

S. But how is it expressed?

R. In the fact that we are rising above our ego and connecting with the mutual force of bestowal.

S. So how come each one is essential here?

R. Because it's an integral system.

8. S. (14:23) It's written that we should know the proportional value between the individual and the collective, meaning between the individual and the collective. The question is what is this discernment of its collective are not its collective?

R. Whatever he feels, whoever he is in contact with.

9. S. (15:00) it's somewhat stressful that the correction does not depend only on how much I will create a connection with the friends, but the friends also need to ask for one another.

R. You need to be as one man in one heart, yes.

S. It's a little stressful to discover that we're not talking about only a personal responsibility, although it's really important, but we're talking about a group responsibility, collective. How can we help with another to acquire the necessity for this thing?

R. To receive a necessity, it's necessary, you can't do anything. If this is the general world and spiritual system you have to keep the system to be a correct part in it.

S. Is it possible to ask the Creator for all of us to pray for one another even if it includes me? Maybe it's egoistic but the sake of general connection.

R. We all need to pray for all of us that will be connected together as one, that we return to the same System of Adam HaRishon, one body, one mind, one heart everything is one, and then we are adhered to one Creator.

S. At what point can we say that as a ten we need to turn to the Upper One for all the tens and all the Bnei Baruch tens and the whole world?

R. I think we will soon reach it but not yet. We will feel the necessity to pray for the entire world for all the tens, and they will also feel that the world is lacking the force the general force of connection. We will reveal it.

10. S. (17:30) Why are there people who are willing to sacrifice their group if the group doesn't take into the purpose of creation? How can humanity feel the need to place the Creator in the connection between us?

R. You'll feel just like we've seen now that every once in awhile humanity gets a new spirit, a new need, a new urge, similarly that's how you will receive from the Creator a new desire and a new sensation of the goal, I'm not worried about that, that's not my work.

11. S. (18:25) It seems like some kind of magic where if we as a society of Bnei Baruch, if we have good thoughts and good relationships between us, so the world corrects itself. We saw this in the Congress. There were no bad news around the world, what is this process that seems like magic?

R. We will try and hold the world in such a way that there will not be any bad news. It all depends on the extent that we connect.

12. S. (19:39) Can you say from my point of view when I see in reality in the ten it's a certain litmus test that tells me that I'm not correcting myself, whether it's not it's related to the ten or not. In other words I need to understand that friend takes this work as a hobby or he didn't get to the point where he feels that it's serious. There's nothing wrong with him, I see this picture of him doing this work and also this friend, would say that he's not doing the work the friends will do the work for me,  am I right?

R. To an extent yes.

S. I want to understand. What is my work that I have to do so that the picture I see in the friends will change?

R. Your work is to annul yourself towards the group and towards the Creator.

S. And then I see the picture changing and my friends are greater than me and I need to correct myself and they are fine and serious in the work?

R. Yes.

13. S. (21:23) Baal HaSulam here comes to a conclusion that one should be appreciated or evaluated according to his investment in society, and those who evaluate such people are only such people that themselves had invested in society and one who steals from society evaluates other thieves and each one evaluates according to who he is, so I'm not sure how a person could be.

R. I don't know what you want to say, but we are in general ready to examine a person to measure a person according to his investment in society. That's how we usually speak of it and that's how we want it to be even though of course all of this is just imaginations.

S. If that is the case then Kabbalists should be appreciated greatly, but instead thieves appreciate other thieves. I understand why this is sort of a specific value or absolute value for everyone?

R. If a person is in a group or in society or humanity he is appreciated, it doesn't matter where he is, but he is appreciated according to his investment in the group that he is in. This is natural, it is with everyone and everything all around nature. You see that this is how it exists in all of societies.