Unity Is Our Strength And Salvation

Mutual Guarantee in a Virtual GroupIn the News (from The Panda Organization):Earth Hour 2009 setting new records in climate concern“ Citizens, businesses and public authorities in 375 cities across 74 countries have already committed to turning off their lights for one hour at 8:30pm on March 28… The list of cities confirming their participation in Earth Hour 2009 includes 37 national capitals and some of the great cities of the world, including London, Beijing, Rome, and Moscow.

My Comment: Anything that people do together is of benefit to the society and the whole world, because actions of unity evoke the Upper Light (as long as they aren’t intended to harm anyone).

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Our Desires Are Cleansed By Suffering

priestIn the News (translated from CloudWatcher): Over the last few decades, not many were interested in seeing themes of solidarity and mutual help on TV. The media wanted glamour, blood and violence. But today, because of the crisis and its influence, the most in-demand, urgent topics are none other than mutual help and self-sacrifice.

My Comment: The crisis cleanses people. One Kabbalistic text says, “Meat is cleansed by salt, and people’s desires are cleansed by suffering.” But there are two types of suffering:

  • Involuntary suffering, which lasts for a long time, making people wise up against their will in order to avoid the suffering. But gradually, people start to recognize the reason and purpose of the suffering,
  • Conscious suffering is when a person learns about the qualities of the Upper World by studying Kabbalah and compares himself with these qualities. He then suffers because he is not similar to these qualities. And as soon as he feels this kind of suffering, he is immediately corrected and filled with goodness.

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America Will Be Blamed For Everyone’s Suffering

our-i-is-outside-of-usIn the News (from The New York Times):Job Losses Pose a Threat to Stability Worldwide” Laurent Wauquiez, France’s employment minister, said, “The thing that is new [about the crisis] is that it is global.”

Worldwide job losses from the recession that started in the United States in December 2007 could hit a staggering 50 million by the end of 2009, according to the International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency.

High unemployment rates, especially among young workers, have led to protests in countries as varied as Latvia, Chile, Greece, Bulgaria and Iceland and contributed to strikes in Britain and France.

In emerging economies like those in Eastern Europe, there are fears that growing joblessness might encourage a move away from free-market, pro-Western policies, while in developed countries unemployment could bolster efforts to protect local industries at the expense of global trade … increasing the likelihood of protectionist trade battles.

My Comment: What kinds of losses will the current economic slowdown in the United States lead to in the entire world, and how soon will it echo in the whole world? Frankly, we don’t know, and the reason it’s impossible for us understand the crisis is that it is global.

Fear and hopelessness will cause the politicians and economists to look for new ways of solving the problem. However, in the meantime, everyone will just blame America for everything, saying that everyone suffers because America isn’t buying their products.

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