Stepping Onto An Unknown Planet

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How is Kabbalah different from psychology which also teaches people how to connect with each other?

Answer: In its practical study, psychology is correct and is included within Kabbalah. The wisdom of Kabbalah contains all the knowledge about the nature of this world. It talks about everything that is happening from the beginning to the end of creation, and for this reason includes in itself all of the sciences of this world. It is just that Kabbalah does not describe them in detail because it does not set such an objective for itself.

Psychology, as practical observation of certain types of behavior in our world, has been correct until today. But today its ability to hold the line is questionable since we are entering a completely new global world. A global system is starting to act upon us, which does not consider each separate individual or his personal relationship with another, but accesses everybody in connection to all others and all others in connection with each and everyone.

We do not know how to approach the world in this way. We have no science which could explain such an approach to us.

We couldn’t develop a science about the behavior of analog, global systems and about the laws of existence of all of their components because we ourselves were different inside. A person can only develop the forms which are present inside him, inside his nature.

But if I do not feel my connection to others, I will not be able to develop a science about it. This is the whole problem! And now we are entering a world we know nothing about. Absolutely nothing! And we will not find out anything about it until we organically feel connected to everyone.

So it turns out that now only Kabbalists are able to develop a science for us about this ordinary, earthly reality which is now being revealed to us, and no one else. Everyone else will seem to be completely helpless and will not know what to do with all of the problems and catastrophes coming up. No specialist will be able to offer anything: neither a psychologist, a physicist, a mathematician, nor a biologist.

We will suddenly begin to realize that our current science in its entirety will slowly cease to work in this new state. This is because a new, integral network of forces is acting upon us, which take into account the general connection of everyone with all.

Do you understand the difficult situation we find ourselves in? That is why we need to circulate the science of Kabbalah as fast as possible so that people realize what lies ahead. If there will just be a small urge forward, a minimal amount of agreement and understanding, at least some knowledge and desire to understand, this will change the whole picture and make life easier for the world.

And now, a typhoon is approaching Australia, and what can people do? Only cry. They are trying to fortify their houses, to hammer some more nails into the walls, but will that really help against the raging elements?
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/4/2011, “The Study of the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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