Baal HaSulam, The Last Generation: There are two enslavements in the world, either enslavement to the Creator, or enslavement to His creatures. One of them is a must. Even a king and a president necessarily serve the people. Indeed, the taste of complete freedom is only to one who is enslaved to the Creator alone, and not to any being in the world. Enslavement is necessary, for reception is obscene; it is beastliness. And bestowal, the question is “To whom?”
Therefore, only if we enslave and tame it, bind it within ourselves, make a restriction on it and build our existence above it, do we achieve the quality of the Creator. In this case, nothing stops us; we become limitless and absolutely not subjected to any kind of restrictions.
This is indeed the achievement of infinity because if I rise above my egoism, then nothing restricts me and I continue advancing only in the attainment of the Creator. And the Creator is the entire universe: both from the point of view of matter and from the point of view of its filling.
Question: However, a negative connotation prevails in the word “slave.” Why must a citizen of the last generation feel like a slave and not like an accomplice of the Creator?
Answer: This state cannot be expressed in any way other than as a slave of the Creator.
Today we are slaves of our egoism, and even double slaves because we are not aware of this. Egoism enslaves us so much that we do not feel our slavery.
Imagine that there is a planet where people work all the time for an evil master who sits on the top of a high mountain; they, drugged with laughing gas, are full of happiness, and work for him with pleasure and great devotion. This is us today.
We do not feel our slavery to egoism, and we are pleased that we are working for it more and more. We work hard in order to enjoy and it looks like we do enjoy, we just do not see where it all disappears. Yet, everything goes into egoism and along the way there is practically nothing left for us.
Therefore, the realization that you are a slave of egoism is a great insight that does not come to a person easily.
To exit ignorance is possible only with the help of the upper Light, the special energy that allows you to rise, exit your egoism, and feel that you are suddenly leaving it. Previously you did not imagine that it was in you or that you were in it. You worked for it constantly and all your thoughts, feelings, and senses were completely in it.
It is like leaving the atmosphere. You never lacked the feeling of it and suddenly you feel that you can exit it. This is when you begin feeling: “Yes, I was a slave.”
Even in our world it is not simple to feel slavery. People who were slaves in previous generations did not consider their lives to be bad. They thought it was right, that they were born this way and they will die this way. They fully agreed with this until egoism itself began to grow and lead them to the next state.
The development of egoism occurred under the influence of the upper force, the Creator, since the Creator wanted to take humanity through the stage of physical slavery.
Now we have come to a state when we must fully understand our internal spiritual slavery that forces us to correlate everything only to egoism in all our sensations and to understand the world in which we live. Egoism commands us in everything: how to feel the world, how to interact with it, and what to want.
A question arises: How do we remove this egoistic program from ourselves and begin to look at the world correctly? How to replace egoism with a different slavery and become slaves of the Creator and nothing else? After all, what can we do? We can only replace one thing with another because the point of choice is between these two states. And we begin to feel that by choosing slavery to the Creator, we chose freedom above egoism.
Thus, the last generation is the transformation of society and consciousness, the liberation from its previous program of functioning in thoughts and feelings, like in the computer, when you completely erase the previous program in yourself and begin loading a new one.
Question: So the ultimate skill is that I begin to feel as a slave to my egoism?
Answer: You begin to feel this way because the previous program suddenly stops working; it is obsolete and already cannot solve new problems. It impedes your existence and needs to be changed.
This is why today we feel ourselves and the world in crisis. “Crises” translated from in ancient Greek is “birth.” This really is the birth of a new program.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/19/17