Plutonium From Fukushima Has Now Circled The Planet

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from Activist Post): “A recently published study in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity confirms that the radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster reached Europe (Lithuania), and included plutonium, the most deadly manmade element (nanogram for nanogram) in existence.

“According to the study’s authors the radionuclide concentrations measured indicate there was ‘long-range air mass transport from Japan across the Pacific, North America and the Atlantic Ocean to Central Europe as indicated by modeling.’

“What this means is that every region under the jet stream — which includes half of the planet north of its equator — could have been exposed to some degree of plutonium fallout.

“This fact is all the more disturbing when we consider there is no such thing as a safe level, and that the harm (on the human scale of time) does not dissipate: The half life of plutonium-239 is 24,200 years, and that of uranium-238 is 4,460,000,000 years, which is older than our planet.”

My Comment: Obviously, the future depends on our ability to build a universal good connection above our egoism. Otherwise, we have no chance to survive in the world that we have created for ourselves.

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A Hungarian Coup

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (from The Financial Times): “You could say that Europe has crises enough without worrying too much about a Hungarian dissident turned petty tyrant.  To overlook Viktor Orban’s journey from anti-communist progressive to populist xenophobe would, however, be to repeat a mistake made about Greece. The troubles of Europe’s small powers can be a harbinger of bigger dangers around the corner.

“Hungary’s prime minister presents a reminder – should anyone on this continent need one – of the familiar trajectory from economic chaos to political authoritarianism. …Mr Orban sends a powerful message about the perils facing democracy.

“This week saw the introduction of Mr Orban’s new constitution. Suffused with ethnic nationalism, it reeks of an ambition for one-party rule. It promises repression of personal freedoms within Hungary and, through an extension of citizenship to Hungarian minorities elsewhere, threatens instability in ethnically-diverse neighbors.”

My Comment: Kabbalah warns that the Second World War can be repeated in a third, a nuclear one, because if humanity does not follow the path of integration, it inevitably will turn to the path of Nazism and universal hatred.

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Knowledge Is A Harmful Force!

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion: (Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent, The Guardian): “The world tiptoed closer to the apocalypse on Tuesday as scientists moved the Doomsday Clock one minute closer to the zero hour.

“The symbolic clock now stands at five minutes to midnight, the scientists said, because of a collective failure to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, act on climate change, or find safe and sustainable sources of energy – as exemplified by the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

“The clock, maintained by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, has been gauging our proximity to global disaster since 1947, using the potent image of a clock counting down the minutes to destruction. Until Tuesday afternoon, the clock had been set at six minutes to midnight.

“The Bulletin was founded by the scientists who helped build America’s atomic bomb, and the primary focus of their concerns remains the danger of a nuclear conflagration.

“But a number of the scientists who took part in the deliberations said they were also dismayed by a growing trend to disregard science.”

My Comment: Politicians do not listen to scientists, and billionaires do even less so. Science itself is to blame because they started to sell scientific discoveries to the rich, thus giving science, its fruit, which is a public good, to those eager to seize power and wealth. Even Plato and Aristotle warned that scientific achievements should be concealed from egoists hungry for power and wealth.

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Love That Opens The Heart

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What gives the Creator more pleasure: if we experience His love and return it to Him or if we pass it on?

Answer: In reality, spiritual love is felt not like the material one. Of course, to put it in the earthly language, we give the Creator pleasure by bringing other people closer to Him. However, the words are misleading.

Only after obtaining the properties of Bina will we understand what it all is about. Without the Light of Hassadim, a person cannot talk about love at all because he thinks based on his own desires, but not the desires of the other. Where could love come from?

Love is when the desire of the other opens up like my own, when I want what the other desires; moreover, I desire it even more than I would want for myself. The distance between us only multiplies my suffering, caused by the other person’s lack of satisfaction, and I want to fulfill his desire even more. The distance becomes an amplifier of my empathy.

This attitude appears by itself, automatically: This is how I think, how I perceive desires. And this is the salvation, the miracle. And until then, what love could it be? If I love, I care about the desires of the other above my own rejection and oppositeness. Egoism is revealed to me, and I work in the middle line—that is what love is.

After all, my soul is outside me.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/15/2011, “Introduction to TES

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Continuing The Path Of Baal HaSulam

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What does it mean for you to be a disciple of Baal HaSulam?

Answer: I try to be his disciple by constantly scrutinizing his works in order to find something new and aim at the goal more precisely every time. Yesterday’s truth may prove to be completely incorrect in my eyes, up to the point of becoming opposite.

In addition, we realize the words of Baal HaSulam at the corporeal level too, to the extent that we understand his works such as “The Nation,” “The Last Generation,” and others. We also build the work in the group in accordance with Baal HaSulam and Rabash.

Thus we constantly rely on their books and try to ensure that their advice give direction to our lives. This is what’s meant by continuing the path. And it pertains to not me alone, but to each person present here: We all need to be disciples of Baal HaSulam, allowing him to direct us toward adhesion with the Creator.

Consequently, we need to perform a check on our readiness to adjust the direction and realize the path with the help of books, the group, the teacher, and the Light that Reforms, until we reach adhesion. And the most important thing on this path is critical analysis.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/15/2011, “Introduction to TES

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It Will Be So

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What makes you so sure that integral upbringing will help people unite correctly? It seems quite unreal.

Answer: I act on the premise of only one thing: Nature will force us towards it. And by our efforts, we want to realize this before great losses occur. We wish people good and want them to reach the goal that nature presents us in a gentle way. We have to come to this goal not under the great pressure of nature, not under the influence of huge ecological problems, world war, and so on, but with few losses or even without suffering. This depends on how much we understand that we have no other choice.

I believe in the victory of this idea (if I may use such big words) because it comes from nature, not from people. But in any case, nature will force us to do it. Thus, we should use our mind to soften the evolutionary forces that push us forward, and then we will reach the goal of nature more smoothly. After all, it is better to make a soft landing on a new integral platform of harmony. I hope it will be so.
From a “Talk on Integral Education” #4, 12/13/11

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.16.12

Writings of Rabash Letter 34
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The Book of Zohar – Selected Chapter “Beresheet (Genesis),” “Illuminations of Light and Illuminations of Fire,”  Lesson 37
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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 6, ”The Eser Sefirot of ha Olam Nekudim,” Item 2, Lesson 2
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Introduction to the Study of Ten Sefirot,” Item 40, Lesson 22
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