The global crisis shows that the evolution of humanity has reached the end of the path, and no one has a clear plan of further development.
If we continue to move in the same direction, we will make even more mistakes. This is why the program of exiting the crisis by way of the integral education offered by the wisdom of Kabbalah is becoming revealed.
In fact, it is a crisis of a human nature itself, not a particular social order, as it has happened before when more democracy, capitalism, liberalism, or socialism was needed.
Now it becomes apparent that all these social formations did not differ from each other because they all were founded on egoism. The only way out of the crisis is through the correction of egoism by means of integral education.
Question: But democratic regimes also taught people the values of liberalism and democracy, didn’t they?
Answer: It is true, but unfortunately it was nothing more than just pretty words with no real actions behind them. If democracy and liberalism are built on uncorrected and uneducated human egoism, everything becomes permissible. A person feels that he is free to do whatever he wants without bearing any responsibility for it.
In the modern sense, liberalism means that I am allowed to act as I please with no regard to anyone, neither a society, nor a family, nor a state, nor the world itself. On their own democracy and liberalism are marvelous qualities, but when they merge with human ego, they become destructive.
We see their consequences in the modern world that relied on supposedly democratic and socialist methods and ended up with complete permissiveness as a result.
Past thirty or forty years have broken all the previous social conventions and led to chaos. It’s impossible to find a country that has maintained order and that can be governed effectively. Obviously humanity cannot exist in such a way.
That is why this crisis is a consequence of liberalism and democracy running wild. They themselves are wonderful principles, but it is necessary to check what they clothe onto. If it is a human ego, they bring to the revelation of destruction.
Question: In the past, there have been many attempts to educate humans, which ended up being a complete failure. Isn’t it already clear that it’s impossible to change human nature?
Answer: It is true that in the past hundred years humanity has lost a hope to educate a human being. The world doesn’t know how to educate human beings and doesn’t see any positive results of education. Therefore, instead of education, we engage in the acquisition of knowledge, teaching people how to read and write and giving them professional skills so that they become good workers, engineers, and doctors.
But we do not think about how to educate a Human. We are only concerned about supplying a person with a profession to enable him to start a family, give birth to children, and raise them the way he was raised, without real education. We see problems that arise between parents and children, and a gap that exist between generations. Each generation falls lower and lower.
Humanity has to educate themselves, this is the only thing lacking. Everything else is abundant, both good and bad, with nuclear weapons on the one hand and the most powerful sources of energy and the high tech on the other. In a few years it will be possible to completely replace people in the workplace with robots. But if people have nothing to occupy themselves with, they will simply start killing each other.
A person is used to having to get up in the morning and go to work, to come back tired in the evening to watch TV, and then go to bed in order to get up again in the morning and go to work. This is considered a normal life. A beast feels in place when it has obligations and gets exhausted attending to them.
On the contrary, if a person is left to himself from morning till night without any obligations, he will never arrange his life properly. After all, our ego is at the basis of everything, so a person will end up doing every possible evil. Humanity will come out of boundaries of normal life in all directions, sink into all vices.
We see it on the example of American cities that have lost their industries, where people have not been working for a several years already. It’s dangerous to even enter these cities. Quality of life there is so low, you can buy a house for a few thousand dollars, because no one wants to live there.
It becomes clear from this why integral education is so essential. After all, without it, in just a few years we will turn into savages with a nuclear bomb in our hands.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/26/17, Lesson on the Topic: “Mismah Arosa (Arosa Document),” “Plan for Getting Out of Crisis”