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Right-Wing Extremism In Europe, Part 6

Laitman_421_01Eliminating The Incompatibility In One Separate State

Question: You speak about the need of uniting the whole nation into one family, but isn’t this the dream of the extremist right wing in Europe: “We are one family, and they are not!”?

Answer: The problem of the extremist right wing is that it puts its nation in a special position, above the other nations. Here, on the other hand, we don’t speak about being superior to others but about unity among the people, so why not?

If I am French, for example, other countries don’t interest me; France is quite enough for me and I don’t want those who are not considered French to live in it. What is more being French is a matter of culture and not nationality.

They may be Belgian and even Jews but as long as we have one general unified culture and a common perspective, France is our common state and we accept its constitution and its laws, its customs, its norms, and its language.

Thus, if a certain sector intensifies this unity, it makes no difference if he is from the right, the left, or the center of the political map, this attitude is good as long as it isn’t fulfilled at the expense of other countries. I don’t look at others. I simply want my state to live in peace and harmony, to be happy and to prosper.

What’s wrong with that? A person worries about his country and wants his people to live as one family, and even if he lacks the wide perspective or the moral powers to worry about the citizens of other countries and even if it is called nationalism, it is in a good sense. He isn’t a chauvinist and doesn’t hate others and foreigners. He only cares about his own people but not at the expense of others.

It is true that in this case the country is unwilling to be part of organizations like the current EU, but it is actually unnecessary to be part of them. First, the specific nation undergoes a new form of education, aspiring for equality, unity, and a general common standard of living that everyone accepts. People gradually absorb new values and already wish to attain some equal optimal average basket of basic goods and services for everyone.

We don’t measure everyone by the same standard, of course. A comfortable life can still mean different things to different people to some extent, but on the whole the differences are small and merely a social act and not a social abyss as we see today.

Question: Will the extremist right wing be more successful if they accept such an approach?

Answer: Of course, but in order to do so the law has to be changed in the right direction. On the whole, all the citizens of the state have to accept the state culture and they have to be French, for example, regardless of any religious faith. A person has to be loyal to country he lives in.

African Americans in the US, for example, do not act against their country. They actually feel that they are Americans. They have conflicts with other sectors but they live in their homeland.

Accordingly, even if you are Muslim living in Europe, you have to be loyal to the country you live in, since otherwise you will be denied the right to live there.

Question: Is this kind of national unity a precondition for global unity?

Answer: No, but now we are speaking about a specific region, about European states where the tension between different sectors is growing and with regard to that a unified Europe is not yet part of the agenda. We can speak about economic and military cooperation, but this isn’t unity, only cooperation based on contracts.

On the other hand, true unity symbolizes the transition to family relations. It is much more intense, intimate, deep, and comprehensive when all of Europe actually becomes the common home of all its inhabitants. But they are unable to achieve that today because they are very far from it.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 9/9/14

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“Is The Lord’s Hand Short?”

Laitman_049_01The Torah, “Numbers” 11:21 – 11:23: Moses said, “Six hundred thousand people on foot are the people in whose midst I am, and You say, ‘I will give them meat, and they will eat it for a full month’?

If sheep and cattle were slaughtered for them, would it suffice for them? If all the fish of the sea were gathered for them, would it suffice for them?”

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Is My power limited? Now you will see if My word comes true for you or not!”

Moses is doubtful whether the meat will suffice for all the people because he isn’t the attribute of receiving but the attribute of bestowal.

The Sefira of Bina cannot assess the Light of Hochma that goes through it because the Light is felt only below in Malchut.

This is the reason that it isn’t important for Moses, but he simply cannot imagine how such an infinite abyss of egoism that is hungry for meat can be filled. The Creator, on the other hand, reassures him: “Is the Lord’s hand short?” After all, He is the Light of Hochma.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/25/15

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Who Is The Wisdom Of Kabbalah Meant For?

laitman_254_01Question: Can we say that the wisdom of Kabbalah you are disseminating is called “the popular wisdom of Kabbalah,” which means the wisdom of Kabbalah that is suitable for everyone?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah is indeed meant for everyone because today this wisdom is gradually becoming vital for all of humanity. We are trying to make it popular just for beginners. And then our courses bring a person to study for many years and thus to attain very high levels of development.

Our teaching is based only on authentic Kabbalistic sources: The Book of the Creation written by Abraham, The Book of Zohar written 2000 years ago by Rasbi, the writings of the great 16th century Kabbalist the Ari, and the writings of the last Kabbalists who are close to us in their system and writing style Baal HaSulam and Rabash.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is the revelation of the upper force to man in this world. Each of us can discover the whole creation by studying the wisdom of Kabbalah correctly, including the upper force that manages it. The upper force or the Creator is nature on its higher level where the whole plan, the whole thought of creation, is.
From an Interview on RTN, New York, 7/21/15

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The Purpose For Living Was Never Missing

Laitman_051Opinion (Jefim Fištejn): “During the same century in which the West was dying, unbelievable events were taking place: two world wars and hundreds of small wars, old empires fell apart, powerful totalitarian ideologies flourished and faded and there was an outbreak of the symptoms of global depression.

“At the same time, in the members of our generation, with their particularly sensitive souls, there is a sensation that this time the West will be unable to prevent a historical downfall. The present crisis is characteristic not only of the West; it is a general crisis of humanity. There is no sensible, smart and understandable project for the future. There is no purpose for which it is worthwhile to live and die, everyone is wandering in the dark together.

“Maybe it was a heartfelt sensation or conviction, but everyone always knew that beyond the horizon something greater was waiting. In an outline (general guidelines) of the future, the present could be seen. The way towards it led to something higher and was paved with improvements, inventions and social and technological progress. There was a time when our lifetime necessarily led to a future, the future was a continuation of reality, a lifeline. But suddenly humanity lost interest in progressive development and turned its back on the future. How would it be possible to save the world and at least maintain the general guidelines?”

My Comment: That is right. All that remains to add is, that there is a purpose and the person is not the one who determines it. Rather, it is the program of nature and we must discover it. So humanity urgently requires the wisdom of Kabbalah. And here we have reached the endpoint of the plan of creation!

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