What Is Involved In The Conflict Of Civilizations?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why is the collective soul divided into so many different and extremely disparate parts? Why is the world filled with unsolvable contradictions? And how can all these parts be connected in unity and equality?

Answer: Indeed, the soul is divided into countless pieces, private Sefirot. And therefore, through every action, even the smallest, we immediately activate many components, all the characteristics, as simple as it sounds, but every time in a different combination.

In general, the desire of the “soul of Adam HaRishon” that shattered is unfathomable. This is the true Behina Dalet (fourth stage)  with its “stony heart” and it is no longer on the level of the still, vegetative, or animate level, and is at the level of man (Adam). In other words, it is an absolutely different, deeper stratum of the soul. We see that the nature of the still, vegetative, and animate is found under the direct control of the Creator, while man after the split is His opposite.

So, after the Upper Light enters the shattered soul of Adam, it divides humans into groups that are very distant from each other. And from then on, the process of correction takes place from easy to difficult. A small “mess” began in ancient Babylon, and this was enough for people to be scattered. And then the desire grew and the imperial wars of ancient Greece and Rome began.

In the beginning people lived in a very simple and primitive form, but when the desire grew in particular parts, the condition was changed. For example, when Cortés conquered South America, he stood against a civilization that just didn’t know about war. The Indians of the American continent, in general, solved problems without bringing them to military confrontation.

However, Cortés, who didn’t have enough soldiers, caused trouble among the Native American tribes, like the Biblical snake, by squirting “poison” at them, meaning the addition of the evil inclination. And they began to kill each other to the benefit of Cortés. In this way several hundred people conquered the continent.

The moral is that the gap formed in contact between the various civilizations created great opportunities, and in particular for correction.

We are simply unconscious of the processes that are taking place in the modern world. For example, not long ago, China was a closed nation, but the Americans began to “flirt” with it, and the condition was dramatically changed. Japan was also isolated from the world for a long time, and Asia “slept” until the last century. Today, in contrast, contact between cultures activates more meaningful mechanisms than the wars of Cortés. But now these are internal wars. A living example is Europe, which has changed its face as a result of mass immigration.

And therefore we need to explain the situation to people and the method of the correct connection. That they will understand our explanation in another ten or twenty years is not important. We must help and they will gradually understand what is happening.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/25/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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