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Opinion (Jean-Paul Mounier, Boulevard Voltaire): “The situation regarding the Greek debt is the underwater part of the iceberg. The real economy has been robbed by the virtual economy which the financial economy has taken advantage of with great talent…
“The real world economy is 73 trillion Euro, but this is only 2% of the global economy and 98% of it doesn’t produce anything except financial crises. In other words, there are two economies: one that is based on work and labor and another that is artificial.
“When you spend real money on shares it becomes part of the information system, and if the financial mafia decides to rob you, it will only have to give an order and your money will evaporate without leaving a trace. It will, however, appear in the pockets of those who scheme on that end of the global economy.
“What is the purpose of all these strategies? To increase the debt of different nations so that it will be easier to manage them and build a new tower of Babel: masses that have one language and one digital coin. This is the utopia of the global government in which leaders will be like those chosen by God! Therefore if Greece doesn’t obey their commands, a ‘European Spring’ will begin in Spain, Italy and France.”
My Comment: Nature’s laws lead mankind to unite under the pressure of sufferings. Nature (the Creator) manages us by its laws, not the strong European states. The only thing we can do is to yearn for unity ourselves (the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us how to do it). Otherwise, nature will force us to unite under pressure up to sufferings, crises, and actual wars.
Answer: Russia can give the world what no other nation can give. After all, in the making of this country and in its continuing historical development, a very interesting phenomenon has happened: the people prefer union and connection more than a comfortable life.
It is not important how this was realized, the people carried within themselves a tendency to yearn for something unified, oneness, but not according to “mine” but according to “ours,” which in fact doesn’t exist beyond its borders where individuality is valued and respected. In Russia this did not take root.
The idea is that here people don’t aspire to be capitalists. There are individuals who develop their own business, succeed, and get along this way by trying to imitate examples from the west. But this is just a few thousand people, and all the rest of the people, 130 million, are completely different, they have no inclination or serious commercial talent; this doesn’t attract them.
But generally these are unique people; with them it is truly possible to go toward the victory of unity throughout the entire world, just by giving them the right direction. The people in themselves are unique because their attraction to unity is derived from within them. I think that they will grasp this and choose the method of unification at least as a rehabilitation of society.
Question: What must the influence of Russia on the world be?
Answer: It is possible to influence the world only through a positive example, not in any other way: not through inflexibility, not by arms, only through example. Since the whole world is entering a tailspin in the world crisis and the world doesn’t know what to do with itself, only a nation that will show that it is successful in finding a solution in combating the crisis and continuing to prosper can become an example for everyone.
But it will not be through the amount of GDP per capita, but through happiness, balance, and reduction in the need for drugs, alcohol, etc. A nation like this can show the world how to be in union with one another with a society that is constructed correctly, where everything is mutual and everyone receives immense satisfaction from life on another level, with complete concern about the future generation.
From KabTV’s “Conversations with Michael Laitman” 6/10/15
The Torah, “Numbers” 8:4: This was the form of the menorah: hammered work of gold, from its base to its flower it was hammered work; according to the form that the Lord had shown Moses, so did he construct the menorah.
Question: Why is the menorah forged from a single piece of gold?
Answer: Forging the menorah of pure gold means reforging the pure ego into the opposite attribute in order to give and bestow Light.
At the same time, the beaten piece of gold must be whole and cannot be made of different parts because we must reach a state in which all of our egoism, all of our nature, becomes the attribute of love and bestowal.
This is the reason that this weekly section of the Torah is called Beha’alotcha, meaning when you ascend to the Light.
Rabash said that the term “menorah” refers to a person’s body, and when the Creator’s Light is dressed in it, a person illuminates like the menorah. However, the question is how a person’s body can wear the Upper Light when there is such a great difference between the attributes of the Light and the vessels, which means the person’s body. When we speak about the body, we refer to egoism.
He also says that the difficulty in creating a vessel is called a deficiency, and then the filling for that deficiency can enter it. But if a person has no deficiencies, there is no room for a filling that comes as a response to his deficiency, called help from above.
Thus, it is clear that a person cannot act without deficiencies because there is no room for fulfilling the deficiencies.
The deficiencies that we are given are help from above. Without them, a person will have no demand, and the desire for correction will not be ignited in him. We must process all the difficulties inside us anew and use them as material for illumination.
Our role is to feel that everything stems from the Creator, but we must change it in the right way and place it correctly inside us. At the same time, a person is in a state of total confusion, fears, worries, and other images.
This means that he is raised to a level where he is like a fragile branch in the wind, and he cannot find his way around. This is just the starting point where he is forged and made into a menorah. When his egoism is softened, the process of forging begins. This is the hard transition to the attribute of bestowal.
However, at the same time, when we find the connection with the Creator, it becomes a pleasure, a redemption from our internal snake, from everything that we hate.
In other words, we must hate what is inside us more than the pain, and then we will not feel it. Therefore, the power of our intention and our yearning for the goal must be greater than the pain that we feel because it is all measured by the same parameter: the force of attraction (the force of bestowal).
If the force of attraction toward the goal is greater than the force of the pain (the force of rejection), we will not feel the force of the pain.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/4/15
The Torah, “Numbers” 1:20 – 1:27: And the children of Reuben, Israel’s first-born, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.
Of the children of Simeon, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, those that were numbered thereof, according to the number of names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.
Of the children of Gad, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Gad, were forty and five thousand six hundred and fifty.
Of the children of Judah, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Judah, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.
This is about the shattered particles of the soul that assemble into one general soul.
The Upper Light enters the tiny spiritual particle and brings into this particle all its power and energy that includes the whole universe, all the worlds, everything that the Creator has given the created being, and thus blows it to pieces. The shattering symbolizes the revelation of the great egoism inside it, and this is called Adam’s sin.
Now a great egoistic desire is revealed in the tiny particle that exploded into a billion parts, which is equal to the infinite Upper Light. When the Light enters the particle, it transfers all its greatness to it in an opposite form, in the form of help against. Now we have to change all the great egoistic attributes into the attribute of the Light according to our connection and unity.
But we don’t return to the tiny particle; rather, we connect and are covered by all the Upper Light. It is as if we dress onto this particle like a snake that dresses on its prey.
We have to understand that all the attributes, all the mutual connections, everything we have to discover, is separated in an absolute accurate manner and they all have their own places. These are the clear and accurate physical laws that are based on the correlation between the Light and the desire, between the Creator and the attribute that is opposite from Him. Everything has to be kept in perfect accuracy, and therefore it is said: examine whether you calculate everything correctly, whether you have undergone certain states, whether you are on a given spiritual level, and whether you have perceived it internally.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/17/14