Question from Facebook: You have often called for the creation of a single European nation in the European Union. Does this mean that each nation must give up its traditions?
Answer: Traditions can be intermixed. Does anyone know any traditions today? All of this gradually changes, transforms, and evaporates.
Traditions can remain only if we clothe them in correct and good attitudes toward one another, and then they will not interfere. We will happily accept the traditions of one another because they will only help us to cooperate mutually and get closer to each other.
In contrast to this, today the traditions separate us. Therefore, Europe, which is supposedly united, is in fact divided and split into parts, and with each passing day the situation is becoming worse and worse in this union.
The most useful thing would be a joint movement toward the general rule “And you shall love your friend as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18), while everything else combines within this general rule and falls under it. If the principle “And you shall love your friend” includes all the rest of the principles, the traditions will actually help people unite more after all.
All of the traditions and cultures are not going to be lost. We will accept each other’s habits and in this way we will enrich our lives more. We will feel closer and better. But this will happen only if the goal is correct: becoming a single nation under the principle of “love of others.”
Question: Is this even possible?
Answer: We will be obliged to do this! The higher forces of nature are aiming toward this, forcing us to reach this state.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/22/17