Reward And Punishment In Our Lives, Part 4
Question: If we live in a system of nature that trains us like a mother bringing up little children, then do rewards and punishments for our actions really exist in this world? Society conditions a person by defining rewards as good fortune, success in family, work, and money.
All of reality is divided into winners and losers; the winners celebrate, while the losers suffer. In other words, reward is considered being the most successful, important, and rich. How are we to change this association?
Answer: This association changes by the virtue of the fact that we see how our world is moving toward a crisis and people find themselves in despair. We continue to develop further, and thanks to our advances in development, we are left without a job. Year after year we are becoming poorer and unhappier. Judging by this, we are able to decide whether we are behaving correctly or not.
If Mother Nature is treating us in this way, doesn’t it mean that we are doing something wrong? Clearly we exist inside a closed, integral system. And if we behave correctly, then we must receive a positive reaction, which is the reward.
A person must know if he is advancing correctly within the system and what his next step must be. Correct interaction with the system is like the connection a child has with the mother, who teaches him: “Do it this way, my dear, not the other way!” I must feel the response of the system to my actions and understand its attitude. But for this, it is necessary to study the wisdom of Kabbalah.
Question: And what if I am already successful in life?
Answer: But we have no idea what success is! Maybe what we call success, in reality, is actually a failure? We celebrate when we are able to reach that big cake and eat the whole thing ourselves. And we cry like spoiled children if we don’t get that cake.
True success is knowing the intention, desire, and goal of Mother Nature, becoming partners with this system and merging with it. In other words, to begin working jointly with the system. Success is developing in such a way that in our awareness, duties, desires, and actions, we are able to become the system’s correct, active parts who are conscious of what they are doing and can actually benefit the system by connecting to it.
Every mother wants her child to be healthy, smart, understanding, sensitive, and respected in society; she wants him to treat others with kindness and for others to love him. This is how we must behave. But here we are not simply talking about behaving respectfully at work, at home, on the street, or in a bus, we are talking about the general system of all of reality.
And we, judging by the development of modern man, day after day, year after year, are getting further and further away from our comprehension of the system of nature. Our society and our world are growing worse and worse. This is evidence of the fact that we do not understand what Mother Nature wants from us!
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 2/2/17
Reward and Punishment In Our Lives, Part 3
Reward And Punishment In Our Lives, Part 2
Reward And Punishment In Our Lives, Part 1
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