Dr. Michael Laitman To Change the World – Change Man

What Are Ways in Which Groups of People Make Collective Decisions?

The Talmud describes how the Torah was translated into Greek:

“King Ptolemy once gathered 72 Elders. He placed them in 72 chambers, each of them in a separate one, without revealing to them why they were summoned. He entered each one’s room and said: ‘Write for me the Torah of Moses, your teacher.’ God put it in the heart of each one to translate identically as all the others did.” (Tractate Megillah 9)

The 72 Elders reached a common understanding and translated the Torah as a single person. The root for doing so was that, as it is written, “God put it in the heart of each.”

How could it be possible that 72 different people wrote the exact same text without the slightest error? It is first and foremost because the upper force has the ability to implant such an ability into people. Moreover, this ability came about due to the 72 Elders being at the highest level of knowledge, which the number 72 represents in Gematria.

Many have stated that the upper force embedded a single intention and wisdom into these 72 Elders due to a Divine will for the Torah and its laws to spread. It stands as one example of many people at high levels of spiritual attainment who could make collective decisions. Another example is the 120 scribes, sages and prophets of the Sanhedrin.

Today, we see the opposite phenomenon among politicians and world leaders, as it has become increasingly commonplace for clashes in opinions to override collective decision making. It is because we lack the understanding that we are under the authority of the upper force, or in other words, that we are governed by the integral laws of nature. If we had such an understanding, then we would see that reaching collective decisions and agreements brings us closer to balance with nature’s laws. We can then somewhat agree with nature’s integral laws that express themselves through other people. By raising the importance of uniting above our differences, and conceding our individual views for the sake of this greater unity, we then invite the upper force into our lives.

The annulment of our egoistic inclination that separates us from others is truly a miracle. It opens us up to the influence of the upper force, gaining us a degree of congruence with that force, and we can then sense the Divine presence through these people with which we build our unity. We are in a process of development toward the revelation of this upper force in our lives, and the more we perform this self-annulment for the sake of a greater unity, the sooner we can feel this force enter our lives. It will then organize our tightening interconnections in a harmonious and peaceful manner and we will discover a new unified foundation for collective decision making.

Based on KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Semion Vinokur on December 28, 2023. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

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