The Unbearable Fragility Of Life

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, “Peace in the World:” First, everyone must thoroughly understand and explain to his surroundings that the wellbeing of society, which is the wellbeing of the state and the wellbeing of the world, are completely interdependent. As long as the laws of society are not satisfactory to each and every individual in the state, and leave a minority that is unsatisfied with the government of the state, this minority conspires under the government of the state and seeks to overthrow it.

Once, it was different, but today, as a result of liberalism, the arms race, and the special structure of society, even a tiny group of people is able to undermine the foundation of entire countries. The world is fragile as never before: The least distortion, any disorder, any disagreement, even in some small thing, eventually turns into a big problem that could destroy the entire building. Technology and means of destruction have gone too far, politics is too hypocritical, social order is too vulnerable.

The same happens in the family: A trivial quarrel can scatter its parts away from each other. The Internet, in general, provides unimaginable possibilities: several “brats,” sitting in front of the screen, can make millions out “virtual space,” but they can also undermine the foundations of companies, banks, countries, anything.

It turns out that nowadays a handful of people can cause considerable damage to the whole country. Moreover, the more developed that country is, the more vulnerable and sensitive it is to the strike of single groups.

The world has become very sensitive to the slightest frictions and differences. This tension between its parts will only grow until it will lead us to the understanding that whether we like it or not, we need to find some common ground for everyone, the common denominator, free of any kind of disagreement, imbued with integrity and unanimity. It seems to be something absolutely unreal, and yet, the law of the global, perfect, integral unity is manifested before us more clearly.

That is why the world needs complete, total wellbeing. It will not be able to live fragmented into parties, sectors, and power factions; it will no longer be able to struggle in its own disagreement. Be that as it may, but we already see that nature pushes us towards wholeness. What is not unified has no right to exist.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/17/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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