Baal HaSulam, “The Nation”: Man hasn’t reached the stage of his perfection yet and stands in the middle of his development. He is subject to the war of the positive and the negative forces, loyal messengers that lead the entire humanity to the final perfection.
Question: Do these forces operate in a human society?
Answer: No, they don’t because society completely pertains to the animate level of development. In order to rise higher, society needs to join those learning to correct themselves. The masses do not have their own impulse for correction. The wisdom of Kabbalah only gives them the willingness to lower their heads before those who are able to move forward, like AHP that cancels itself before Galgalta ve Eynaim (GE).
Even though egoistic desire has a lot of power, it is incapable of more. It does not have opposite forces that represent two inclinations. There are only two forces of the same order and they compensate one another. This is why the masses do not work above reason. They have built political, economic, scientific, social, educational, and cultural systems based on their egoistic, mutual understanding.
However, today everything is becoming submerged in the crisis because the world is revealing the system destined to elevate us higher, time after time. The old power, old programs, tendencies, and models can no longer help us. The previous approach does not work on the new challenges. This is why in the end, all the efforts only reveal a greater depth of the crisis, its absolutely uncontrollable nature, and our inability to fix the situation. The future world is finally here.
Gradually, through big, sorrowful mistakes, people will understand that a new, wholesome image of nature is being revealed here that demonstrates an absolutely new form of humanity. This concerns relationships in families and between generations, between people and countries. Seven billion people truly must become a single system, regardless of all the inner contradictions.
You are asking about two forces of development. So, the negative force is on the inside, and the positive force connects the people on the outside, despite the negative. However, this only happens when they join Galgalta ve Eynaim and receive advice from there, like a flock ready to follow the shepherd.
As Baal HaSulam writes, it is enough to have one shepherd and a thousand heads, and they can be sure that they will reach their destination safe and sound. In other words, they are guaranteed to reach the good state. Everything depends on how much they will lower themselves before him.
As it is written in the “Introduction to The Book of Zohar”: “If a line of a thousand blind walk along the way, and there is at least one leader amongst them who can see, they are certain to take the right path and not fall in the pits and obstacles, since they are following the sighted one who leads them. But if that person is missing, they are certain to stumble over every hurdle on the way, and will all fall into the pit.”
In this way, the modern crisis must reveal the following two things:
- People will not be able to find a solution following their own reasoning and understanding because they are in a new world, a new network of interconnections. The mutual guarantee is being revealed between them, but they are unable to figure out its laws and do anything correctly. They do not know how to manage this network of the mutual guarantee.
- The only solution is to accept the advice of those who study, who aspire toward the mutual guarantee and live for it.
This way, the entire world will reach mutual correction. Both forces are needed for it: the positive, Galgalta ve Eynaim, people who direct themselves “straight to the Creator,” and the negative, the “nations of the world.”
Both of these forces complement each other, but not equally. Similarly to how the way a cooling force eventually defeated the destructive power of fire and locked it up inside a firm shell during the formation of the earth, here too, the sizzle of the egoistic desires must submit to the balancing power of bestowal and accept its form, regardless of the roaring fire within it.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/25/2011, “The Nation”