Comment: In his writings, Baal HaSulam wrote about a fourth world war. Is there a potential for two additional world wars in the program of nature?
Answer: Human development occurs through four stages of development. So if we are talking about global upheavals, it must also go through the same four levels of the developmental system because egoism also develops according to what is called the four phases of Ohr Yashar (Direct Light).
Global upheavals, and in particular world wars, develop through four phases unless we cancel them through preliminary actions, by connecting among us in spite of our egoistic tendencies and egoistic aspirations in thinking only about ourselves.
We must understand that even in this way we are in full mutual cooperation, in full association with each other, even if we don’t want to be. Today the world is proving to us how much we are connected, but we are connected through a harmful and evil force, an egoistic force. So we must hurry to correct it.
Understandably, the potential exists for all the bad phases of our development when nature is whipping us and determining all of our states.
But at the same time, there is a possibility of developing more rapidly than nature compels. This is possible only when we long for unity, not because nature is spurring us to advance through suffering, but when we do so voluntarily. This is the desirable way because we develop rapidly and in a good way, avoiding suffering such as third and fourth world wars.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/10/16