In the News (The Telegraph): “The oil-rich home of glitz, the United Arab Emirates, has appointed new ministers of ‘tolerance’ and ‘happiness’ as part of a cabinet reshuffle, as it attempts to cement its position as the Arab world’s most eye-catching nation. …
“The prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai, had said he wanted a ‘council of youth’ with its own minister who would him – or her – self be no older than 25. …
“‘A new post, minister of state for happiness, will align and drive government policy to create social good and satisfaction,’ he said. ‘The post of minister of state for tolerance has been created to promote tolerance as a fundamental value in UAE society.'”
Answer: After the ongoing violation of human rights by the government in a society that limits freedom of speech and afflicts torture on its people, they now appoint a minister of happiness who will preach and convince the people that they are happy and pet and tame them like animals. He will not act against the other government offices, of course. What is more, the United Emirates are going to face great problems in the future because the Americans have replaced them with the Iranians, leading to a decline in prices of oil and more. Generally speaking, they are going to face serious problems compared to the last decade.
Question: What is happiness from a Kabbalistic perspective?
Answer: Happiness is being in complete harmony with the general force of nature, with everything that surrounds you, above time, motion, and space. Despite your ego, that tears you to pieces from inside, you are only united with nature and its eternal serenity. This doesn’t mean that a person becomes passive. But on the contrary, his nature constantly changes, pushing him in different directions, and it rises above everything to constant peace and thus comes into balance with nature.
After all, nature is in a state of absolute rest, and every change that we seem to feel is only in our sensations.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/9/16