Depression Is The Best Advisor

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (From “Patients with depression tend to evaluate themselves and the possible turn of events more realistically, whereas healthy people tend to overestimate.

“The down side of depression includes sadness, apathy, and loss of appetite; however, those who suffer from depression are notably better at making decisions than healthy people because they are more prone to analysis and to being more cautious.

“Cognitive problems are better solved by people with medium level of depression. Depression humanizes a person and makes him more moral. In a manic state a person can be violent and heartless, but in a state of depression one becomes sensitive and compassionate.

“While all of this is comforting, it does not justify depression.”

My Comment: Kabbalah develops one’s ability to be in two opposite states simultaneously. For instance, a person can feel joy and sadness simultaneously because alongside of his egoism, Kabbalah also develops his qualities of bestowal and compassion. This constantly expands a person’s perception and awareness of the world and allows him or her to be fulfilled by it while never becoming empty. This is impossible to achieve through our inherent egoistic qualities.

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The UN Warns Of Another Global Economic Crisis

Dr. Michael LaitmanReport (World Economic Situation and Prospects Monthly BriefingUN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)): “The world economy is teetering on the brink of another major downturn. Output growth already slowed considerably to an estimated 2.8 per cent in 2011. Based on relatively optimistic baseline assumptions, the United Nations foresees world gross product (WGP) growth of 2.6 per cent for 2012 and 3.2 per cent for 2013. If the European sovereign debt crisis were to spin out of control and the weaknesses in the United States economy interact to create a downward spiral, the world economy could plunge into a double-dip recession. Alternatively, policy coordination that boosts aggregate demand and more directly attacks unemployment could improve prospects for economic growth.”

My Comment: Who said that the rate of economic growth is an indication of a crisis? How much more does it have to grow? Growth needs to be qualitative, not quantitative! It is necessary to stop thoughtlessly producing, selling, buying, and discarding, just to once again produce, sell, buy, and discard. It’s necessary to regulate the planet’s economy to produce whatever is needed to satisfy everyone, and not more than that.

We should stop considering an increase in the production rate as growth; instead growth is our ability to satisfy everyone’s needs for food, medicine, heat, safety, and housing. We need to free people from unnecessary and harmful work and obligate them to dedicate the freed up time to learning about integration, the new rules of the world community—the mutual guarantee. Otherwise, we will face not a second, but a never-ending crisis until we smarten up.

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Germany – Weather And Financial Crisis

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from “Exotic plants in Germany are turning green and strawberries are being harvested in November. Drought in the fall is a rare occurrence. The national park is burning in Bavaria. Fire is destroying unique forests, the Rhine has become so shallow that there are places where it can be crossed without getting feet wet.

“Traffic arteries have gone dry, ships are not able to transport the ordered shipments. Flocks of disoriented ducks are circling in the sky, who should have gone South a long time ago—and  nothing points to the fact that there are floods and stormy winds 300 kilometers to the North.”

My Comment: Bavarians have nothing to worry about: Global warming is already being replaced with global cooling, the peak of the warming of the planet has already passed, and now the cooling will begin. Though honestly, no one knows how it will progress as there is a large amount of greenhouse gasses….

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 01.30.12

Writings of Baal HaSulam, Igrot, “Letter 27”
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The Book of Zohar – Selected Chapter “Beresheet (Genesis),” “Let Us Make Man,” Item 177, Lesson 49
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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Part 6, Item 20, Lesson 12
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Introduction to the Study of Ten Sefirot,” Item 64, Lesson 32
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