Question: My wife just gave birth to a son with whom I intend to share the spiritual path. But my neighbour who also just had a son doesn’t study Kabbalah. He sees how parents and children get out of touch and fears that he will lose connection with his son. What can I tell him if he isn’t going to study Kabbalah and only wants some advice on how to keep a relationship with his child?
Answer: In the past people were connected by the egoistic form of existence. Home, family, sustenance, and health concerns tied people together within the family, nation, and country. Nowadays, these settings fall away, and no-one knows how to prevent this or what will happen next.
Why? Material welfare doesn’t bond people any longer. Every human being starts to evolve and as though raises his head above the animate, material level, like above water. And you must offer him or her an answer at a spiritual level.
Thus, your neighbor has no choice. He will have to connect with his son at the spiritual level; otherwise, they will have nothing in common. That is why it’s written about the Creator (about everybody’s uniting with the others in the quality of bestowal): “He who returns the hearts of the sons to their fathers and the hearts of the fathers to their sons.”
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/10/10, A Lesson On Current Events
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