Why Do We Need Money?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How is money related to spirituality and how does it help us advance?

Answer: Money (Kesef) is a covering (Kisui) over my egoism. It is a force enabling me to cover my egoism, to fulfill it, or to use it for fulfilling others. Money gives me the opportunity to work with my egoism—either for its benefit or against.

Therefore, in the integral world, money has to be used only for the sake of connecting between people. A person has to leave only the necessities of life for himself and give all the excess to the world’s correction.

In the generation of the future, in the corrected world, money will disappear. I will receive everything I need from society, so why would I need money? If the whole world will be corrected and every person’s necessities will be provided for, and in addition no one will need excessive fulfillment, then what is money for? There won’t be any need for it.

It will be necessary to somehow regulate the processes of exchange and transfer from one company to another and between factories in order to provide for the whole world and to attain the corrected, perfect form, but this won’t happen by way of paper money any longer. We will have to somehow measure the connection between us. We will, indeed, assess it by “money,” but it won’t be the same money that is in circulation today, but the degree of one person’s bestowal to another.

If we shift to bestowal, then we also need “money.” However, it acquires the form of a screen which is measured by the unity to which it leads.

“How much did you pay?” The answer is: to the extent of the unity that emerged! In the meantime, today the price I pay is determined by how much I will receive for myself by detaching from others and thereby creating separation between us.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/1/11, Lesson on Money

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  1. Money tricks our own greed into helping others, so long as we participate legally. It is a coupling between the WTR and the WTB, but virtually and like a carrot before an ass, we can do better.

  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvDKTRgoSS8

    Dear Dr Laitman, What do you think of the idea of a world without money, as demonstrate on the video above, if we change our egoism into altruism?
    Do you think such a world will be possible? If it is not an utopia, how to make people willing to work in coal mines or in very hard or dangerous jobs (cleaning public toilets, working in sewers, oil drealing in the see…)?

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