Question: Today, there are numerous organizations in the United States, which are trying to find solutions to the crisis and ecological problems. They claim that in the nearest future, America will face hyperinflation which may lead to social disintegration and civil war. This is why they advise making changes in the social infrastructure. Are there any grounds for cooperation between us, and what can Kabbalah offer them?
Answer: The broadest platform for cooperation is the fact that the world is facing an escalating crisis which isn’t accidental, but rather a natural process governed by Nature.This crisis involves multiple areas. Hence, it is able to serve as reliable grounds for cooperation since it presents tangible proof on the still, vegetative, and animate levels, even including humans on a societal and individual level.
Nowadays, this tendency is evident to all and is normal. A person who views it from more or less higher ground understands that it isn’t really up to a person. If we look from an even higher point of view, the following questions arise: What should we do with this tendency? Is it a program of Nature which has a desire, plan, and final purpose?
At these levels, we can, indeed, seek allies with whom we may be able to discuss such things, but they have to be real partners who are inclined toward a realistic, scientific approach that excludes religion, philosophy, and ungrounded claims. By analyzing these factors evident to all, we need to examine how to reach the point where everyone will admit the need to reform human society and reach an agreement. The majority do acknowledge that the world is in crisis, ecosystems are threatened, and the financial crisis isn’t over yet, but the question is what do we do next?
After all, if we don’t do anything, there is no point in talking about it. Then the officials who cover these issues up are right. It’s true that we will die tomorrow, but today, we can still enjoy life. Some numb themselves with drugs, others manage not to think about it at all, yet others gamble in the stock market as if they were playing “Monopoly.” We are not talking about these, however, but rather about people who are searching for how to resolve the crisis.
On the other hand, we should discuss the fact that the world has turned global and integral. Global means that the crisis is pulling the entire world in, and no part of it can be left out. It is integral because all of us are connected by all types of relationships, internal and external, such as thoughts, technologies, industries, banks, and even to the point where we don’t know or understand anything.
Whether we like it or not, we are all in the same boat. Now, we have to decide what we should do. At this point, Kabbalah can offer its solutions by giving a person clear, simple, and logical explanations about the value of our inner connection, how it is built, etc.
If Kabbalists enter within the entire external movement toward oneness, it is enough for our correct intention, which we are able to build based on our nature, to link with this great human society that, so far, participates just physically, without intention. Baal HaSulam writes in the article “The Last Generation” that there will be people who will come and say: “We are willing to join you and do our part. Just tell us what to do.”
If we gradually manage to build a correct attitude in each part of society, at the proper level, it will give us an opportunity to get closer to the solution. I think that this is exactly the form we need to employ for our work while developing educational methods for children. It’s all because humanity is yet to face very serious problems.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/29/2010, “The Wisdom of Kabbalah and Philosophy”