Europe Needs Federalization

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion: (Floyd Norris, The New York Times): “If there was one lesson to be learned from the European sovereign debt crisis, it was that monetary union by itself cannot work indefinitely. If Europe really wants to preserve the advantages of the euro currency, it will need far more fiscal and economic integration. Nations will have to give up a significant amount of sovereignty.

“European leaders seem to be willing to accept that reality. But persuading publics may be far more difficult.

“Those realities will continue to pressure Europeans toward either abandoning the currency union or accepting much more financial union. For now, anyway, they are choosing the latter course.”

My Comment: But any alliance calls for the consent of the citizens, and that requires educating people in the spirit of considering all society as a single system. Otherwise, the government will not have the support of its citizens. But it is impossible to persuade the public to go against their own interests in one go. This requires multiple, extensive explanations of the general condition and its single solution: to bring the EU countries to general (financial) guarantee.

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Socialism’s Advantage Over Liberalism

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: According to Kabbalah, what is better for further development of humanity: socialism or liberalism?

Answer: Rav Kook, a Kabbalist who lived in the 20th century, a friend of Baal HaSulam, writes in this regard that historical materialism will come to our service by itself. It comports with the Light of the aspiration to the Creator. And it is by far more superior than limited liberalism, produced by human thought during a shaky historical moment.

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Questions About The Group, Suffering, And The Crisis

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: If I start to correct in my little group and my group is doing well together, what impact will that tiny particle of the total population have on the rest of the world if the majority of people still stubbornly refuse to change internally and connect?

Answer: Since we are all connected into one general creation, by this you evoke in them the circulation of the Light, and they awaken for spiritual attainment—the property of love and bestowal.

Question: Are there any questions or methods that can awaken people’s point in the heart and make them ask about the purpose of life? Or does it depend only on the amount of suffering?

Question: The question about the meaning and life and suffering.

Question: What should the government in the UK do to stop the riots?

Answer: Start educating the entire nation: pay those who study and train them to be teachers. We have prepared the methodology for this and are successfully applying it in practice.

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Following The Path Of Kabbalists, Part 1

Dr. Michael LaitmanDear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.

Therefore, come and see how grateful we should be to our teachers, who impart us their sacred Lights and dedicate their souls to do good to our souls. They stand in the middle between the path of harsh torments and the path of repentance. They save us from the netherworld, which is harder than death, and accustom us to reach the heavenly pleasures, the sublime gentleness and the pleasantness that is our share, ready and waiting for us from the very beginning, as we have said above. Each of them operates in his generation, according to the power of his teaching and attainment.
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Book, Panim Meirot uMasbirot,” Item 8

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 09.21.11

Shamati #232 Completing the Labor
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The Book of Zohar – Selected Chapter VaYakhel (And Moses Assembled)“Bezalel Made the Ark,” Item 383, Lesson 21
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Talmud Eser Sefirot Part 2, Chapter 2, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Chapter 9, Item 96, Lesson 29
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