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A Letter To The Pope

laitman_212In the News (Catholic Herald): “Christians in Europe must break down ‘walls of fear and aggression’ and try to understand people of other faiths and backgrounds, Pope Francis has said.

“In a video message on Saturday to participants at the ‘Together for Europe’ gathering in Munich, the Pope insisted that ‘invisible walls’ are being strengthened and dividing people from one another. 

“’These walls are being built in people’s hearts,’ the Pope said. ‘They are walls made of fear and aggression, a failure to understand people of different backgrounds or faith. They are walls of political and economic selfishness, without respect for the life and dignity of every person.'”

“Pope Francis told representatives of some 300 European Christian organisations, movements and communities from different churches that they and their fellow Christians need to find new, more vibrant ways to offer Christian values to European society and to the world.

“’Europe is called to reflect and to ask itself whether its immense heritage, so permeated with Christianity, belongs in a museum or is still able to inspire culture and to offer its treasures to the whole of humankind,’ he said.

Question: Pope Francis is an extraordinary person. Is this warning about the lack of awareness of a person of other religions dangerous?

Answer: No, this is not a dangerous warning. He is simply stating a fact. Within the religions there are thousands of different “walls.” For example, if the “wall” that exists between Christians and Muslims is clear, the impulses that burn within each one of the religions are much stronger passions.

Question: Is Europe, as the Pope appeals: “still able to inspire culture and to offer its treasures to the whole of humankind”?

Answer: Europe is a tired continent. It is not ready to do anything.

Question: The Pope also said:“’Every authentic unity draws on the wealth of diversity which forms it – like a family which grows in unity in so far as its members can fully and fearlessly be themselves.’

“For Europe to be a family, he added, the good of the human person must be the central concern and groups and nations must find ways of working together that “are not only economic but also social and cultural” (Catholic Herald).

Answer: All of these words are right, but many of the inhabitants of Europe can say this; what is important is do they have a method for realizing these words? If not, then these are only beautiful expressions; it is like sitting next to our grave and crying.

The inhabitants of Europe have no faith in their power and essentially have no faith in the method of correction, the change. So Pope Francis is indeed looking at everything correctly and is saying the right things, but what is next? In fact, he is just lamenting over Europe. The Pope is the spiritual leader of not only Europe but also a billion other people. He must offer an educational method.

In the past, in their evolutionary development Christians became savages. Today, Christians and all of humanity must be educated to become human, connecting to become united, resembling nature, creating a single harmonious whole. Through connection like this, everyone can feel happy and balanced, and peace will dwell in Europe.

Comment: He also says, “Unity is like a family.”

Answer: Indeed, it is up to society to live as one big family. The Pope is correct that this situation doesn’t exist in Europe. The ancestors of European society didn’t set this goal for themselves. But he can now show them the way. He can turn to the entire continent of Europe as their spiritual leader.

We must write to him and actually spread before him a series of explanatory applications, documents, and materials. This should be his appeal to Europe. The Jews, and in their hands the wisdom of Kabbalah, exist to help the Pope to turn to the society of his European friends correctly. For after all, the wisdom of Kabbalah is derived from the same source from which Christianity is derived.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 7/4/16

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What Kind Of Communism Does Baal HaSulam Talk About?

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe goal of any human being is attracting positive force into our negative world; then, using both forces, we rise and sense a completely different universe, a “reverse” world. It gives the sense of infinity, eternity, and wholeness of existence.

This is the upper world in which a human being dwells. Baal HaSulam describes a just and happy society, to which we will come sooner or later.

Question: What kind of communism does Baal HaSulam talk about when he says that human society will eventually reach communism? We don’t want to scare our listeners off; or maybe we should frighten them? In any case, what particularly does Baal HaSulam talk about when it comes to communism?

Answer: Baal HaSulam talks about society in its final state, when people no longer work for money. Each person will receive from their community— I am not sure whether we should call this kind of a communal structure “a state” – everything they need. At the same time, each member of the society has to be brought up in a way that they are not willing to “grab” more than they really need to exist. People won’t care about themselves; rather, the society will make every effort to understand the requirements of its members and provide them with everything they need.

The work of each individual will imply one’s willingness to correctly connect with others and produce things that are essential for the society.

Question: What is the purpose of this kind of production?

Answer: It’s very easy! To give our “animal” nature everything it necessities, not more and not less. If you feed a cow cake, it won’t eat it.

Comment: A cow would be sick if it ate cake.

Answer: A normal cow won’t even try a cake. Everyone should receive exactly what one needs.

This level of community interaction can be achieved only through correct education that happens parallel to all other social changes. Not sooner, not later!

Question: Education is about changing an individual, isn’t it?

Answer: Yes, it’s true. The main thing is to have people reach a state where they are connected with others to a degree that they do not feel a difference between themselves and the others, when their personal “I” and general “we” become completely equal.

Sensory egoism that separates us will vanish. All of a sudden, I begin sensing others as myself. In fact, we will sense everything that happens at the inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels as well as in all material human bodies as our own individual organism.

Question: What do I get from this?

Answer: It gives me a sensation of infinity, eternity, and wholeness of existence.

Question: Is it interesting and exciting to be in such a state?

Answer: No, it’s not what interests me. What really matters is that I start sensing the world as a whole, not a fragmented structure. I feel that the world is endless in time, space, and movement. This is what we call the upper world. A human being that exists in this material world should not be considered human at all. Rather, it is just a highly organized and totally uncorrected animal.
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