Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World”: If the above practical difficulties, which disturb us helpless people on our way, are not enough, we have in addition a further mix-up and great battle of the psychological predispositions, meaning the attributes themselves within each and everyone of us individually, which are unique and contradictory to one another. …
Thus you see how our attributes collide and fight one another, and not only between sects, but within each person, the four attributes dominate him all at once or one at a time and fight within him until it is impossible for common sense to organize them and bring them to complete consent.
Despite all the efforts, strife will reign on the Earth. We will never achieve peace and balance. You cannot distinguish what properties dominate in the global world. Everyone is included in everyone else and as a result, we have no hope for perfection and harmony.
Over time we will understand, feel, and “taste,” the categories of peace, mercy, justice, and truth. Then we will be able to carry out scientific research and recognize what categories and how exactly they are emphasized in countries and societies with different mentalities, with different approaches to life and religion, with different histories, including the history of inter-communal and international relations. After all, due to the prevalence of some properties over others, nations and civilizations today are in incorrect relationships. As a consequence, we have no chance to establish a good life either in individual societies or between them.
Just looking into the essence of things by means of comprehensive studies we will understand the process of development, and grasp how to combine the four main categories so that on the basis of their interaction, they will help bring the human being, society, and the whole world to the realization of evil, meaning to understand the cause of all failures. And only then will the world have the opportunity to be healed.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/28/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam