Remembering Obama’s First Days In Office

obama_wpIn the News (from Daily Mail):Did a UFO fly past President Barack Obama’s inauguration”? UFO at Inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama has created a buzz. One wrote: “Personally, I think the little green men rocked up to join the rest of the world in wishing Obama well.”

My Comment: Well, actually according to Kabbalah, UFOs (alien intelligence) don’t exist. What Obama’s PR team had in mind was probably more like this: “The eyes of the entire Universe are on America!”

In the News (from FOX News): President Barack Obama’s first public act in office was to institute new limits on lobbyists in his White House and to freeze the salaries of high-paid aides, in a nod to the country’s economic turmoil. The pay freeze would hold salaries at their current levels for the roughly 100 White House employees who make over $100,000 a year.

My Comment: Such solidarity must be universal and equal; then it will lead to Arvut (mutual guarantee) and draw the force of correction, the Upper Light. As soon as even one move is made in this direction, the crisis will be over.

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Quantum Teleportation Helps Us Understand The Goal of Creation: Man’s Equivalence of Form With the Creator

russiaIn the News (from ScienceBlog): For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported information between two separate atoms in unconnected enclosures a meter apart. Quantum information, such as the spin of a particle or the polarization of a photon, is transferred from one place to another, without traveling through any physical medium.

Teleportation works because of a remarkable quantum phenomenon, called “entanglement.” Once two objects are put in an entangled state, their properties are inextricably entwined. …measuring either one of the objects instantly determines the characteristics of the other, no matter how far apart they are.

My Comment: It works the same way with our spiritual development: when a person acquires the Creator’s qualities, he becomes like the Creator! He teleports the Creator into himself.

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Will Changing Rivers’ Flow Ease The Effect Of Global Warming?

warmingIn the News (from the External Economic and International Relations Department of Moscow): “Water and the World” The time has come, believes the Moscow Mayor, to revisit the project of channeling a part of northern rivers’ flow to the southern regions of Russia and the neighboring states. “Since 1986 when the project was suspended, the Ob River’s yield increased by 25 cubic kilometres. It is what we could have taken from the river thus reclaiming the aftereffect of the North Atlantic Ocean warming,” said Y. Luzhkov.

My Comment: Man has no right to interfere with Nature. We can only consume and take from Nature that which is necessary for our existence, without changing anything in It. This is the only way for us to preserve our natural environment and stay in harmony with it.

However, man’s egoism rapidly grows and at times, bursts out, bringing us to greater and greater opposition to all of Nature, because Nature is altruistic. As a result, we also end up with a conflict within all of human society and even within ourselves. Because man is the only egoistic creature, he is the only one that opposes the general harmony of Nature.

Another example of our proprietary attitude is the ambitious activists who try to “fix” the world. They should instead think about the need to correct humanity (see Baal HaSulam’s article, “Peace in the World”).

Man’s attitude of neglect and superiority with regard to Nature, together with his lack of understanding of his predestination and the meaning of life, man’s desire to rule over and own Nature, is inevitably leading mankind to extinction!

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Who Were The Prime Culprits For The Man-Made Financial Disaster?

America - Optimistic, and Why?In the News (from The Guardian): “Twenty-five people at the heart of the meltdown” The worst economic turmoil since the Great Depression is not a natural phenomenon but a man-made disaster in which we all played a part. Guardian City editor Julia Finch picks out the [25] individuals who have led us into the current crisis: Alan Greenspan, chairman of US Federal Reserve 1987- 2006, Bill Clinton, former US president, Gordon Brown, prime minister, George W Bush, former US president, Warren Buffett, billionaire investor, George Soros, speculator…

My Comment: On the contrary, the crisis is no one’s fault, because it is the expression of humanity’s disharmony with the upcoming, global level of development. So, instead of looking for someone to blame, we should view the crisis as an invitation to change.

By analyzing this crisis, we can discover all our shortcomings. We can see what is wrong with us now by comparing ourselves to “how we should be.” Then, by correcting ourselves accordingly, we will come out of the crisis and create a new, better civilization.

The crisis will sweep away everything from the past: all the outdated social connections, cultures, religions, and financial or trade relationships. The world that will emerge will be opposite to the one we now have.

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Israel Sets New Records

russia2In the News (translated from IsraelInfo): The Israeli unemployment office registered the highest unemployment rate in the history of the state.

In the News (translated from Zman.com): In 2008, the number of divorces in Israel reached a new record!

Comment: The country really has a lot to be proud of! And that’s considering that it’s responsible for helping all of humanity come out of the crisis and attain positive records (see ” items 66-71 in “Introduction to the Book of Zohar”).

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Blogs Are A Good Way To Tell People About The Means To Correct The World

writeA question I received: Yesterday I came across an article about the crisis by one of your students, Alexander Kozlov, on the blog of the President of Russia, Medvedev, in the section called “Financial Crisis.” Is this also considered dissemination of Kabbalah?

My Answer: Of course! In fact, I advise anyone wishing to inform everyone in the world about the means of correcting and improving our world to use all kinds of blogs for this, especially if the blogs belong to “big,” famous people who have a large social network. (For example, I heard that Obama has a blog.) I welcome everyone who wishes to disseminate our method of correcting the world to write on all blogs! Anyone can write, and different people can write in many different styles. Besides, in addition to the actual words you’ll write, even if no one reads them, the action itself will have an impact.

“The Global Economic Chaos Is The Formation Of A New World,” Says Armenian Prime Minister

new-worldIn the News (from Armtown):The global economic crisis is a chaos which will lead to the formation of a new world,” Armenia’s Prime Minister said. “We are facing the formation of a new world. It means that a new logic we are unable to distinguish yet is emerging,” Tigran Sargsyan said when addressing the Bridge 2009 economic forum in Tsaghkadzor.

Will Love And Sex Help Us Feel Fulfilled During The Crisis?

billionIn the News (from BBC News): Surely when people need relief from their financial worries they reach for the natural medication created by body contact? Professor Helen Fisher of Rutgers University argues that the sheer stress of money worries in general elevates levels of the chemical dopamine in the brain – and dopamine is associated with romantic love.

My Comment: Desire is the matter of all creation, including us. Our entire essence is the will to fulfill our desire. We want to fulfill it by any means possible and as much as possible.

In times of crisis, people’s desires change, as do the sources of fulfillment for the desires. Since people can’t get the fulfillment they desire, they go back to the most natural sources of fulfillment – love and sex.

However, nowadays even this won’t make people feel fulfilled because our desires are transforming into a global desire, which can only be fulfilled when everyone will unite into a single whole.

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