We Can’t Learn From Past Mistakes

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: This is what worries me: Can it be so that ascending in spirituality higher and higher, we will feel such a strong hatred toward each other that we will fall into the state of exile once more, as occurred when the Temple fell? It seems we don’t learn from mistakes of the past, do we?

Answer: Since we keep entering greater egoism, we cannot learn from the past. Always keep this in mind. Baal HaSulam writes that there is a possibility for the third and fourth world wars to occur.

Question cont.: But how can we prevent it?

Answer: Only by spreading the wisdom of Kabbalah so that everybody learns it as necessary. Only then can one stop making tragic mistakes.

Question cont.: Why can’t we learn from the past mistakes? After all, we already fell into exile before.

Answer: Humanity doesn’t learn from the past since time after time, greater desire to enjoy unfolds in it. We can’t learn from the events that used to take place in a lesser desire, just like a grown up can’t learn from a child.

If at a new degree, you have a greater will to receive, greater egoism, you are unable to take a lesser ego into account, the one you used to have yesterday or the day before. It can’t serve you as a model that would oblige you to treat life accordingly. It simply can’t! It’s because the current, much greater ego is telling you: “Tear this world into pieces! Do whatever you please!”
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/4/2011, “The Study of the Wisdom of Kabbalah”

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