Question from Facebook: How can my hatred of people be explained?
Answer: This is a natural human characteristic!
There is no need to be alarmed by it or to apologize for it. In the wisdom of Kabbalah, it is simply written: “Go to the craftsman who made me” (Ta’anit 20b), He will correct everything. Depending on the degree of disagreement with what He has done with you, you must turn to Him. It is not your fault that the Creator made you this way, you need to turn to Him so He will change you, and if you ask to be changed so that you will be better, then you will have a connection with Him.
After all, the Creator intentionally created you as evil full of all kinds of corruptions, so if you ask Him to change you, ask only for that; this is what He will do. He was created for this. He is waiting for you to ask. He intentionally created all the evil in me so that I will ask to change all this for the better. In this manner a mutual connection is formed between us; understanding, closeness, common goals, and common work are created.
Question: Can you give an example of a request like this?
Answer: Suppose that I love to steal and I have been caught many times. They beat me and put me in prison, and I come to the conclusion that this was causing me harm.
I begin to ask the Creator that I will stop stealing, and I see that this doesn’t really help me. I think about why this is so. It is apparent to me that I am not asking to be better; rather, I am asking that it will be better for me, and He is not so helpful with that. But if I ask to be truly changed in the direction of goodness, He will help me. That is, everything depends on the degree to which my request is “clean,” how general and detached it is from my egoism.
Question: When I ask for things to be better for me, there is no answer, and when I ask to be better, there is an answer?
Answer: Yes. This is so because when I ask for things to be better for me, but not through “theft,” in fact, this is also theft. He will not help with this. When I ask to be transformed to be better in my relationships with others, when stealing from others hurts me, everything will work itself out.
In other words, if I hate someone, I ask the Creator to correct this characteristic in me into its opposite characteristic.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 7/3/17