Since man’s development occurs in accordance with the program of nature’s governance, more and more people feel unhappy, empty, and depressed. They aspire to extinguish this sensation with drugs and terrorism.
The crisis in the family, education, sciences, arts, and the threat of destruction from an ecological or nuclear catastrophe are also consequences of this state.
As long as man follows the egoistic development and use of his desires, nature itself creates a threatening atmosphere around him. As a result, man is obliged to realize his place in nature’s system and perceive his egoism as the only evil. By subjecting us to suffering, egoism pushes us to search for the method of its correction and the correct unity with nature.
It is evident from history that the process of development happens gradually, steadily, and smoothly, but sometimes a leap occurs that transforms us into a new quality. As a result, one era replaces another; different periods of the development of the universe are known: geological eras, and periods of development of flora and fauna, as well as humanity.
Apparently evolution has a specific purpose, and everything develops according to a given program. Sometimes an abrupt transition to the next level happens in this process as a result of some extraordinary events. Today we are in one of these revolutionary states.
This state is caused by the natural course of development of desires; it comes from nature, the Creator. However, this development is fundamentally different from the one to which we are accustomed, and it requires a new form of participation from us. Humanity doesn’t understand what exactly is happening, and everybody is quite confused. After all, there is a change in absolutely all areas at the same time.
It’s unlike anything that happened before. Previously, a revolutionary breakthrough occurred in one particular area. For example, the development of mankind was greatly influenced by the invention of a steam engine, then electricity, then the radio. So step by step, these inventions entered our world and our lives.
But today changes occur absolutely everywhere at the same time. Most importantly, we can’t control anything in our lives, in the family, country, world, financial system, industry, culture, education, and trade. We don’t understand the changes that occur. So it is not surprising that in many countries large numbers of people get up and protest against the changes. They feel as if the old world is collapsing and disappearing, and instead of it, a new, worse world is coming. Everywhere, especially in Europe and America, those forces, meaning those segments of the population that provided the previous state of the world, rise to protest because they don’t understand what is happening, what will happen next, or what to do.
This indeed is a very big problem. After all, we have come to such a state in the process of natural evolution when a person has an opportunity to develop as he pleases. However, each has his own desires and each does what he sees fit.
It seems like there is a country, a government, and various committees that are obliged to take care of people, but nothing helps. Some all-pervading force, called media rises and begins to shape public opinion, judge everyone, and execute its sentence.
This shows to what extent our society is broken, disorganized, and collapsing. We must seek to build new relationships between all the parts of society, at all levels, from the most private and intimate in a person’s relationship with himself, within the family, to at work, and everywhere. None of the laws that worked before, even just a few years ago works now.
The first thing we need is to accept this as the natural evolution we have come to. Naturally, no one wished for it. Everyone thought that liberalism and democracy were wonderful. But now it turns out that democracy causes harm to us. It doesn’t suit us anymore, at least in its current form.
Apparently, all this has to change, and it is part of the natural course of evolution. Therefore, we need to figure out the next state. The wisdom of Kabbalah tells us about it because it explains the entire process of development that we are destined to undergo from the beginning of creation until the end.
This is why the wisdom of Kabbalah is so necessary for people today; without it, all of humanity would be totally confused, not knowing what to do. If we don’t start learning from the wisdom of Kabbalah what state we are and what lies ahead, it will bring us all a lot of suffering and misery.
The laws of nature are constant and defined. They don’t change their course and society should develop only in this direction. If we don’t agree with the direction in which nature pushes us, it won’t bring us any good. We must understand that we can’t argue with nature because it is stronger than we are.
It is therefore necessary to study the law of development and try to implement it. Then we will see that we really advance and don’t go backward.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/22/17, “Mismah Arosa” (Arosa Document), “Altruists and Egoists in Society”