The Created Being Is Still A Question Mark

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar”: Our mind necessitates that He is utterly benevolent, beyond compare.

There is a difference between what we see and what we feel. If we look at nature, not from our feelings, then it seems perfect. There is a perfect idea in the combination of its parts. Each in it completes others, and in the interconnection between them, all the elements always build more complex systems.

The possibility of becoming more complex and perfect, to rise to unknown stages is inherent in nature itself. This potential is present at all its levels. For example, we use only a small part of our brain. “Potentially,” it is designed to do so much more. Why can’t we use it completely?

In general, there are great depths in nature, huge reserves of energy; in short, we need a foundation that allows us, without any “bodily movements,” to provide ourselves with everything, to discover everything, to rise to the degree of eternity, perfection, to become empowered, and not need any efforts. Inexhaustible energy is everywhere, but we do not know how to “connect the wires.” Modern technology has taken a completely wrong direction and that is why it is unable to realize this potential.

As a result, we cannot reach abundance. Moreover, judging by how we feel, we are in a state opposite to what it should be.

What’s the matter? Why can’t we complete each other like the cells of a living body that so wonderfully interact with each other? Why did we develop in a bad direction?

Today we can hardly see the old days, and yet, life in tribes, in communities where everyone was close to each other, was much better. People were happier; they had more time, observed their traditions, adhered to their education, maintained a true family atmosphere, and all with a great feeling.

Looking at them with an upturned nose, we are missing the point. Meanwhile sometime in the future, we will find that we are more primitive than they are. After all, they at least enjoy life, and we struggle through life unsatisfied, in a race that has no end. In essence, this existence is devoid of any rationality.

It turns out that, ultimately, our development is not good.

Meanwhile, nature is like the mother for us. It has the giving maternal desire and has created everything that exists from this desire, this force.

At the moment, it is only an assumption in our eyes; however, it is reasonable enough to be taken for further study.

Baal HaSulam writes about this: We can trace our development by some signs that stem from a positive force. Moreover, it is built on the negative: I cannot move a step forward until I feel a lack in something.

What pushes us from behind? A stick. What lures me forward? Pleasure. Thus, we can attribute these two parts to nature. But on the other hand, we understand that ultimately they both develop us in the direction of increasing the good.

In short, at this point Baal HaSulam indicated that the entire creation is prepared, but for the time being it is still a question mark…
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lessons 12/25/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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