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In Most Countries 40 Hours + Minimum Wage = Poverty

laitman_926_01In the News (from Zero Hedge):  “The problem of poverty in the world is becoming more acute every year. Income inequality is increasing, and various social programs do not provide the desired result.

“… Many working families depend on government assistance to make ends meet, suggesting it’s tough to persist on minimum wage in today’s economy and indeed, a new study by the OECD shows that in 21 out of the 26 member countries that have a minimum wage, working 40 hours per week at minimum wage does not allow one to cross the poverty line.”

My Comment: The world needs to abandon the past attitude towards work, pay, pensions, and other social parameters. We must begin to treat society as a single whole, and ensure all the necessary conditions for existence for all. Everyone should be obliged to be in a continuous course of integral education.

If someone wants to get more than the “necessary level” or society needs his work, it will encourage him to work. We must detach obtaining the “necessities for existence” from all conditions, except studying the course of integral education.

You can start from providing those who desire with “welfare” under the condition that they attend the Integral Education course. Thus overriding all other benefits.

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So There Is No More War

Laitman_006Question: Why did such a progressive country like Germany, where Jews lived, begin to destroy them?

Answer: Germany was the National Socialist state, and, as a rule, the formation, which was based on socialist principles, was replaced by fascism. Today, the same thing can be said of northern Europe.

In the Nordic countries, the socialist principle of distribution of the national product dominates, and therefore they now are attracted to Nazism. In general, there is nothing surprising in this. It is a natural path of development.

Germany came to fascism naturally. Hitler was elected by a majority of the people. This is the way history leads us.

Today, we are in a crucial point of our development. Either we will go again on the same path and repeat the same mistakes, or we will understand that we must achieve unification in our integral world.

That is why we are given the method of Kabbalah. We must make the date May 9th the last in the history of war, so that it never happens again.
From the Talk about the May 9th 5/6/15

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The World To Come, Here And Now!

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In what way is the world that I am seeing now in my life different from the world to come about which it is said: “You will see your world in your life,” (Berachot 17a)?

Now I am now alive and see what everyone sees, a world full of hatred. What kind of benefit do I have from this “immense” computer about which you speak, that brings the entire system to a state of separation, hatred, and distrust in our relationships with each other?

Answer: I see this entire gigantic, higher mechanism and how He plays with us to bring us to develop so that we will become like Him by rising to His level. It is said, “And the children will return to their father in heaven (the Creator),” (Vayikra Rabbah 1:3). Then I begin to justify Him, understand Him, and see in what manner I now need to behave in order to live on that level  at all times and not have to wait!

The moment I begin to study the wisdom of Kabbalah, I have the possibility of ascending to this level of the force that manages this.
From Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 4/12/15

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Europe In Decline

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (T&P): “There is no hope for the old Europe. Europe and European capitalism are in decline and have lost their dominant position.

“The United States has tried to establish colonies in Europe, but this is causing its own destruction, they cannot hold onto their control throughout the world.

“The world was divided into many nations influenced by Western capitalism, the United States, Britain, Germany, and the small nations that depend upon them, where the comprador bourgeoisie dominates (a part of the bourgeoisie of economically failed states), interested in sending capital and foreign investment to its nation to supply its citizens with work and maintain peace in its society. The government is concerned only about short-term goals: The nation becomes dependent, whereas the accumulation of capital is done outside of its borders.

As a result of this, a nation doesn’t have its own economy and has no economic policy. The nation reacts to the historical situation, answers the challenge, and creates zero ideology, a framework in which it is possible to develop any ideology. We are living in communities of national identity and they are more depressed than the nation, for the moment that you become stigmatized, they immediately throw you out of the community and begin to attack.”

My Comment: All this is developing naturally as the last stage of the growing egoism. In order to replace it, it is desirable and will inevitably come to the next stage of human development, which is altruism,  the principle of “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” The achievement of this state is possible only with the help and impact of the quality of bestowal and love, the so-called “Upper Light.”

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A Unified Family

Laitman_095Question: If there is some kind of problem in cooperation between the partners in a family, is it worthwhile to include the child as a judge in their relationship?

Answer: Leo Tolstoy said, “Happy families are all alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” (Anna Karenina). After all, we are talking about human psychology, and here it is impossible to give any clear general directions, conditions, or rules.

Later, once the family stabilizes its integral mutual cooperation, there will be equality among all the members of the family , confirming that all happy families are alike. But the miserable ones are different.

Question: How would problems be solved through a family council? First examine them, then talk with each other about how good we are, and then look for ways to solve them?

Answer: It is necessary to try everything. After the parents have demonstrated a mutual integral relationship to a child, against his will, he becomes “cooked” in the integral pot. Then it is possible to bring him into this process gradually. The parents themselves will feel when, on what level, under what conditions, and in what aspects it is possible to bring him in as a third party. Also, this should be done gradually so that it isn’t begun with deep internal discussions about the purpose of life, but a discussion about small daily problems, for example, about where to spend vacation or other questions close to a child.

Question: Suppose that the parents dream of building a vacation home outside the city. Is it possible to discuss this with the child?

Answer: Certainly, gather the entire family together, present the project, and discuss the details. A child who is involved with the architectural design will begin to consider how he can help in this and begin to offer his own ideas.

However, we must be very careful that he is excited about your architectural ideas, that he will not lose his taste for the discussion itself, that he will be integrated with them as part of a complete integral unit, and won’t just begin imagining his drawings. The goal must always be up front and remain the main thing, and your communication and unity with as a threesome is just a tool.
From KabTV’s “Conversations with Michael Laitman” 12/11/13

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Asking For The Light Of Faith

laitman_239Question: Why on Passover is the Light revealed with mercy more than judgment?

Answer: That is how the higher system is arranged. It is impossible to act on me now with the force of judgment if I have no strength. What could it do with me in such a case? Bury me even more? This already happened in all the previous actions.

Now, I ask for the Light of mercy, the Light of faith, meaning the power to rise above my egoism and perform acts of bestowal, or at least not be in slavery, not to be buried under the desire to receive.

All of this can be checked only according to the thoughts and actions toward society. Only according to this can I examine and evaluate whether I have gone out from Egypt a bit or not.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/30/14, Shamati #41

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 05.10.15

Preparation for the Lesson 

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Writings of Rabash, Rungs of the Ladder,” Item 40

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “BeLaila De Kala (Night of the Bride),” Item 127

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 3, Part 9, “Histaklut Pnimit,” Item 4

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Giving of the Torah,” Item 13

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar” 

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