Are We Born Egoistic?

Laitman_112Comment: According to the book Introduction to Psychology, altruism and mutual help are not only human traits, but they exist among animals too.

Adam Smith (1759) in The Theory of Moral Sentiments wrote: “How selfish soever many may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interests him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it.”

There is also evidence that animals care about each other including developing cooperation between them, displaying loyalty to the group, and their inclination to help each other. Calling this kind of behavior egoistic is like describing every life form on earth as the energy of the sun’s whose structure has been transformed

Answer: According to the wisdom of Kabbalah our whole world is egoistic, as the Creator said: “I have created the evil inclination” and only that! The good in our world, however, can emerge only as a result of the Kabbalists’ actions who by studying the wisdom of Kabbalah learn to draw the good inclination (the Upper Light, the Surrounding Light) through them into our world.

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