Cameron: It Is Necessary “To Mend Broken Society” Immediately

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News: “The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged a review of all government policies following last week’s riots in England to ensure they are bold enough to fix what he’s called a ‘broken society’…. He said that mending society was back at the top of his agenda and that his approach would be ‘no holds barred.’

“He said he would review all policies, speed up plans to improve parenting and education and turn around the lives of 120,000 ‘troubled’ families. To tackle a ‘moral collapse’ he pledged a war on gangs…. Speaking in his constituency he said he is determined to take on and defeat the long-standing social problems that he believes led to the violence. David Cameron believes that the results of reviews will help his government ‘mend broken society.’”

Comment: The broken society can only be “mended” by someone who understands the disease and how to cure it. It is impossible to achieve this by egoistic and forceful methods, or even by means of any infusions of cash. What is required is a wide public discussion of a rehabilitation and education plan for all members of society in the spirit of “mutual guarantee” with the participation of the media. (For details, see my “Lecture in Arosa.”)

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We See What We Feel

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe end of correction, which Kabbalists describe in their writings, has to be realized in our world, in matter, in all our vilest, most “materialistic” relationships. This is the correction where “the darkness shines as Light” (Psalms 139:12) and “his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives” (Zechariah 14:4).

The animate part of me remains the same. My body does not start working for the sake of bestowal. Besides, it operates that way initially. The whole of nature, besides man, works for bestowal. We just don’t see that since we evaluate everything by our standards.

We think that animals only devour each other, but in reality, this is not true. We simply cannot attribute the intention to bestow to them because we do not feel or understand them. But in fact, nature rules over them directing them toward bestowal, and they obey its orders. However, the same cannot be said about man. He carries out the orders of his egoism, which is aimed at reception, and moreover, he mires nature by judging it according to his own faults.

When man corrects himself, he takes on the global form and sees the global picture. Simultaneously, we say that the inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels of nature become corrected as well, but what that means is that they become corrected in our new perception. Animals do not actually have to be corrected. It is you who will see that the wolf and sheep live in peace, just like today your eyes see that one eats the other.

In the article “The Creator’s Concealment and Revelation,” Baal HaSulam writes that you see wars and strife in the world because you are like that yourself.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/18/11, “The Nation”

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Meeting Place: Toronto

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: There will be a Kabbalah Convention taking place in Toronto in a month, called, “WE are for the world.” Could you say whether it is important to participate in it physically or is it enough to connect virtually?

Answer: I think that for everyone living in North America that has the opportunity to attend the convention in Toronto, it makes sense to go there. This will be a big convention and it will be taking place at a very special time, when the world is changing very rapidly.

We should unite and be together as much as possible, and therefore, it would be good if the convention gathers as many people as possible. This will create a big force that will enable us to make changes both internally and externally.

I invite everyone to come, and I see one’s participation as an opportunity to receive additional force and make a leap in correction.

For example, yesterday, we had a wonderful lecture in the city of Netanya, and now we will travel to give lectures in a different place every week. I invite everyone to come, and to bring friends and relatives. This is a wonderful opportunity for a person to become a bit more connected with the general system, and it awakens and corrects his soul. It would be a pity to miss such opportunities.

To our students across the country: Once or twice a week, try to go to the places where demonstrations and protests are being held to distribute our materials and to talk to people. This is called practical Kabbalah.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/17/11, “The Nation”

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Natural And Man-Induced Critical Emergencies Are Increasing

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (by Vladislav Bolov, head of Russia’s Ministry for Emergencies”): "Climatic changes observed over the last several decades on Russian territory have led to an increasing possibility of extreme phenomena that cause natural and technology-induced critical emergencies.

"The annual influx of such phenomena, considering statistical dispersion, amounts to approximately 6%, and this unsettling tendency is predicted to continue. Climatic conditions in Russia are changing quite significantly, and will keep doing so.

"Climatic changes are characterized by a substantially higher temperature during the cold seasons, increasing vaporization at decreasing precipitation, increasing drought frequency, and altered annual run-off."

My Comment: And most importantly, there aren’t any external, technological devices that can soften these blows. Only if people transform internally, no matter how strange and irrelevant to the external phenomena it may sound, will they be able to bring the climate and the entire system back into balance.

Moreover, this balance will occur relative to man, who is the central point and the regulator of this system.

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Connect The Whole World Inside Of You

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can I connect with the world if the whole world thinks only about itself?

Answer: That does not matter. It just seems to you that the world thinks about itself. In reality, it does not think about itself, but it is you who perceives the world in this way.

When you become corrected and connect everyone to yourself, you will suddenly find out that there are no “others.” Your flawed egoism made the whole world appear broken into parts and made it seem like you need to correct them, while in fact, you were correcting yourself.
From the virtual lesson on 8/14/11

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Europe And The Euro On The Edge

Dr. Michael LaitmanEditorial in the News: “Europe and the euro find themselves on the edge of the precipice, warned former European Commission President Jacques Delors.

“In an interview with Swiss Le Tamps, Delors says that the Franco-German meeting has not brought any real solutions for a way out of the crisis in the euro area.

“‘Let’s open our eyes – the euro and Europe are on the edge of the precipice. In order to avoid a collapse, there is a simple way out – the EU member states should either agree on closer economic cooperation or endow more power to the EU. The second variant has been already rejected by the majority of the 27 member states and thus only the first variant is possible,’ Delors commented further.

“According to him, the rejection of closer economic cooperation is equal to break-up of the European community.”

My Comment: Several years ago I wrote on this blog that the EU countries have to embrace only total unification because an incomplete connection between them will lead to their disintegration, if not to war.

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The Global Youth Revolt

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News, Sweden: “Swedish police say unrest erupted overnight in Goteborg, the country’s second largest city, as several officers were attacked by youths hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails.”

Spain: “Pope Benedict XVI is in the Spanish capital, Madrid, to celebrate World Youth Day (WYD), a Catholic festival bringing together young pilgrims from around the world…. More than 100 groups opposed to the Pope’s visit protested…. Protesters walked into the old city centre, shouting: ‘Nothing for the Pope from my taxes….’ Spain is going through its worst economic crisis in decades, with its 21% unemployment rate [and the youth unemployment rate at 43%], the highest in the EU.”

United Kingdom: “U.K. judges have been handing down tough sentences in the wake of last’s week protests—including two four-year terms for Facebook posts. … Figures published today by the Justice Ministry show 1,277 suspects had appeared in the dock by noon Tuesday in connection with the riots. Overwhelmingly the suspects were male, and 21 percent were under 18.”

“Le Monde,” France: “Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Italy, Greece, Spain, Britain, Israel, and the list of countries with rebellious youth continues to grow. Instead of sports events and music festivals, the unifying element now is unemployment, disorder, fears of today, and worries about tomorrow.

My Comment: Governments can no longer rule over people, who feel capable of governing themselves because the world has switched from the individual, egoistic connection (where governance was done by a vertical line) to the mutual interconnection (where governance is done by a roundtable).

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