Answer: The economy is moving in a new direction and forcing us to move toward it too. Factories are producing unnecessary products and people are being paid for unnecessary work. There is no motivation for trade; the rates in the banks are completely unrealistic. The old era is over. It continued for 500 years and according to the dialectical law of development it stopped working.
So there is a cash equivalent to gold, silver, precious metals, and diamonds. Suppose you buy them, what then? Gold can be used as equivalent in value to money if there is order in the world. But if there is no order, and there won’t be order, then nothing will help. It could be that the happy person will be the one who lives from his garden and has no need for any metals.
Question: Toward what is this economic movement leading us?
Answer: It is leading us toward understanding that we don’t need to live in our beastly body but in a spiritual body and that the minimum that is beneficial and good for the physical body is enough.
Question: Does this mean that the beastly body is living to transform into a spiritual body?
Answer: Certainly, nature will bring us to this in a good way or in a bad way in any case. We have exhausted our material development, and now we must begin to penetrate into the next sphere, the level of the coming supra-material existence; the wisdom of Kabbalah talks about this.
Comment: But this is not really understood by the common person.
Answer: It is not understood because the common person has absolutely no contact with it. The wisdom of Kabbalah brings a person to his next level of development by explaining to him what must be done. It helps him to rise gently. We have nowhere to escape; this is the dialectic, it is recorded in the program of nature and we must learn to prepare everything for it rapidly.
The next level is through giving up everything in our world except for the rational and logical things that are required for minimal existence, while all of our efforts must be turned only toward spiritual ascent, attained through a good connection between people yearning for “And you shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). The coming level begins to be attained from this state.
Humanity is in a very interesting period of development. I am very happy that we have reached this time and hope that there will still be many sharp and effective incentives ahead for us that will push humanity toward continued development.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/18/16