The Ideal Principle Of The Society Of The Future

Laitman_503.02Question: Baal HaSulam puts the principle “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” as the cornerstone of the last generation. Why?

Answer: Concerning our egoism, this is the most ideal principle. Since you have essential physiological needs, you must fill them because your body belongs not to the human, but to the animal level, and it must be given what it wants.

An animal is ruled by instinct; it will not eat more than it needs, it will not sleep 20 hours a day, and so on. And in us, everything is built on human egoism, and therefore, we are not limited in our desires. We want the entire world. What for? In fact, you ruin yourself in this way. It does not matter, I want it!

This is a problem. Therefore society should help a person find the middle line.

Comment: That is, he is laid out completely according to his abilities. And his talents are given to him only for this.

Answer: All that we received from nature, that is, from the Creator, we received only in order to properly behave with respect to the same Creator, to make optimal use of everything that comes from Him to us both at the animal level and at the spiritual (human) level.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/5/17

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