Swine Flu Deals New Blow To Economy

billionIn the News (from The Washington Times): The global economy, already hammered by plunging production, collapsing trade and its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, now faces a swine flu outbreak that threatens to become a pandemic.

Last year, the World Bank estimated that a flu pandemic could shave 4.8 percent off world gross domestic product. The World Bank projected that a “severe” outbreak could cost $3 trillion by afflicting the tourism, transportation and retail industries and by slashing productivity and raising workplace absenteeism.

My Comment: What other “Egyptian plagues” does Nature have in store for us because we keep being stubborn and reluctant to correct our egoism? If we are going against the law of Nature, then we shouldn’t expect anything but more “plagues” for our noncompliance!

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The Meaning Of Abraham’s Gifts To The Sons Of The Concubines

moses-decreed-that-kabbalah-has-to-be-taught-for-freeA question I received: It says in Beresheet 25:6: “But unto the sons of the concubines, that Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts; and he sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.” What gifts did the sons of the concubines receive from Abraham? Where are these gifts?

My Answer: These gifts are all the beliefs and religions in the world, except Kabbalah. Kabbalah, however, is the sole method of egoism’s correction. The sons of the concubines did not wish to correct themselves and to be Abraham’s students, and therefore he sent them eastward – Kedma, to a source from which they would begin to return to Kabbalah.

By the way, the Torah does not speak about people in our world, but about spiritual forces. Therefore, the Kabbalists did not mean that a woman named Sarah gave birth to child named Isaac, for example. Rather, they meant that two spiritual Partzufim, called Abraham and Sarah (in Kabbalah they are generally called Father and Mother, Aba ve Ima), gave birth to their common, more advanced state, called Isaac.

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Humanity Is Like Fish Caught In Nature’s Net

is-the-bermuda-triangle-myth-or-realityA question I received: Suppose that all of humanity gets together as one family and decides that they will divide all the resources fairly between all seven billion people. But what will happen if people remain inside their egos, which only continue to grow?

My Answer: It is impossible to do what you describe without correction. Therefore, the way to all of this should be paved by education. When I say “education,” I mean the teaching and explanation about one’s freedom of choice, the goal of creation, the essence of a human being, how we perceive reality, and the development of humanity by way of egoistic development. It’s because we have to learn how to live in the new, unified, interconnected system. We cannot run away from this system, and thus we have no choice.

You are like a fish caught in a net, and in order to survive, you have to learn the laws of this net. We must now learn the laws of the new global world and pass them on to the whole of humanity. People have to understand these laws and the fact that they have no choice. Otherwise, they will be pushed to the same thing by suffering, until they will finally start to obey the common law of nature against their will.

This is how the laws of Nature are becoming revealed. Kabbalah and Bnei Baruch are not trying to give people orders as to what they should be doing. Rather, they have to understand these things and agree with them, at least in part. However, in order to get there, there has to be a permanent media campaign that would show people examples of the correct behavior. All of this should be encouraged by society, and it can only happen when people will realize that this is the only possible choice.

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My Meeting With Peter Joseph – Producer And Director Of Zeitgist: The Movie

This week I had a meeting with Peter Joseph, the producer and director of the two famous films – Zeitgeist: The Movie and Zeitgeist: Addendum.

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About Peter Joseph’s movies (from www.zeitgeistmovie.com): Zeitgeist, The Movie and Zeitgeist: Addendum were created as Not-for-Profit expressions to communicate what the author felt were highly important social understandings which most humans are generally not aware of. The first film focuses on suppressed historical & modern information about currently dominant social institutions, while also exploring what could be in store for humanity if the power structures at large continue their patterns of self-interest, corruption, and consolidation.

The second film, Zeitgeist: Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution. This solution is not based on politics, morality, laws, or any other “establishment” notions of human affairs, but rather on a modern, non-superstitious based understanding of what we are and how we align with nature, to which we are a part.

In The New World, We’ll Compete Over Bestowal To Others

riseA question I received: If we change our egoistic model of behavior to one of mutual friendship and consideration, wouldn’t this stop the development that competition brings?

My Answer: Competition will not disappear. Here’s why.

Today a person wants to maximize his profit, but he’s discovering that his success depends on the entire world. As he observes the growing connection between himself and the world, he will begin to feel how bestowal to others will eventually cause him to be successful. He won’t be better off because the world suddenly became wealthier and he got a share of the profit, but because he gradually started to feel that by making actions of bestowal to the world, he connects to something higher – a higher fulfillment and satisfaction. And this higher fulfillment is what starts to give him the sense of a meaning in everything taking place – a feeling of the Creator.

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My Meeting With Alex Jablonski In New York

This week I had a meeting with film producer and director Alex Jablonski. He is currently working on a documentary entitled, What Narcissism Means To Me, about man’s absolute egoism.

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We All Have The Flu

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By Norma Levine – Former CNN World Report contributor, TV commentator and Member of Bnei Baruch (translated from Cabalá en México):

Great – this is just what we needed! The world was just starting to recover from the economic “pneumonia” it got after the United States started “sneezing,” but now we went and got a new disease! The swine flu is here to once again remind us of how interconnected and interdependent we all are.

The General Director of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, recently said, “All of humanity is under the threat of a pandemic.” Today, what happens in Mexico equally affects all of its neighbors, whether it is Europe or Asia. The boundaries between joy and grief have virtually disappeared. We are all part of an integral whole. The problem is, we don’t realize this.

Actually, the pandemic has already begun – it is a lack of the proper connection between us, while our interconnection has grown to a global scale. The dictionary definition of a “pandemic” is: “An epidemic or an infectious disease that spreads through large populations and covers a large region, such as a continent or even the whole world.” Today, hatred and indifference have spread all over the world, and we are facing an epidemic of separation between people.

People’s egoism causes them to put selfish interests above the interests of others, and this is what has brought us to the ecological, economic, and social crises, and now to a crisis of health as well. Maybe Nature wants to shake us up on purpose? Or perhaps the current situation isn’t enough to show us that we have to change our ways?

We want to believe that there is a cure for all our problems, but maybe we should pause for a moment to look at ourselves from the inside. Surely, that is where we will find the healing balm we all seek. We will then see that the way to “heal” all of humanity depends on how quickly we will begin to act as an integral whole.

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Studying Kabbalah Is Good For The Body And The Soul

How to Have an Easy RamadanA question I received: If a person is trying to change from an egoistic state to a divine state, could he become mentally ill by doing it wrong? And if he succeeds, will this person be able to influence the laws of nature using the power of thought?

My Answer: There is no danger in studying Kabbalah because it’s the most natural thing a person could do. It heals you spiritually and physically.

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Children’s Kabbalah Site In Italian

Our Italian group has created a new children’s site that features fables, videos, and stories – all in a very attractive and wonderful format.

We extend a huge “Thank you!” to our friends Mino Lacitignola and Gladys Riva!

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