Education From The Perspective Of The Wisdom Of Kabbalah

laitman_946Question: What does it mean to educate a person according to the wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, education is the most important thing we should engage in. It is actually education that creates a human being from a beast. Through education, we can turn a person into anything. The main thing is the predetermined goal that has been set.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, in order to understand what goal to adhere to in education, we must first understand and discover what we are born for, what nature requires of us;, what the law of evolution is, what it is leading us to, and consequently, how we should educate a person.

Today, the world is in serious crisis, and we don’t know what to do because everything is changing so fast. We don’t know how to plan the life of married couples, their interaction with their children, and education in schools and kindergartens. It is all hanging in the air.

Everyone is engaged in self-fulfillment. We don’t know how a modern country or the whole world, for that matter, should function; how to establish mutual cooperation between people who have different traditions and aspirations and who immigrate from one place to another, not to mention the problem of the perception of the universe, the development of industry, trade, finance, and the economy.

All this is impossible without the proper education, because at the center of all this there is man who has to manage, create, and use this. But where is this future man? We cannot imagine him because we cannot imagine our future clearly. This is why we don’t know what to prepare our children for, which professions we should teach them, or how to guide them. Nothing is understood.

These are very serious questions even for the average person, not to mention a country that doesn’t know how to develop further and does everything blindly, one way today and another way tomorrow, etc. We are all in a very unclear state, as if hanging in limbo.

Therefore, everything depends on education.  How should we prepare people for tomorrow so that nothing will take them by surprise?

This where the wisdom of Kabbalah, which has been concealed for many years, comes in and is now ready to help us. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, nature is leading human society toward universal unity, whether we like it or not. We will reach unity in any case, whether by the carrot or the stick, because all of nature is gradually becoming one big, complex system that is mutually connected.

The automation of society will not help here. People need to engage in organizing industrial, political, and other systems of human society in full mutual harmonious cooperation between them. Only in this way will we be able to survive properly and manage the situations we will encounter, constantly changing and realizing how nature is changing us because we cannot change by ourselves.

We are trying to build something and we suddenly encounter an obstacle and cannot succeed. We try to do things differently and once again encounter an obstacle. This is why we need people who understand the mutual connection with nature and who can lead all of human society to it. This is what our education should focus on.

It should be based on the ability to gather people in groups, in communities, in different parties, but not ones that oppose and contradict each other or are against anyone.

Our method is aimed at making a person feel that he lives in an integral world in which he is connected to others by billions of invisible wires. First, he has to imagine this network in a purely theoretical manner and then he will actually feel it.

Therefore, the whole educational approach should be aimed at developing a person’s sensitivity to internal communication with others where we feel all of society as the one unique system that it really is in nature’s plan.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/8/16

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