Does Freedom Exist in Our World?

Laitman_707Question: What is freedom according to the Kabbalistic understanding; does freedom exist at all?

Answer: There is no freedom in our world because an upper force governs the entire universe.

We can observe this total lack of freedom within the inanimate, vegetative, and animate parts of nature. They are constantly confined to some sort of framework; otherwise, they will perish. Animals are willing to give up their freedom and serve humans to receive food. This is why people were able to domesticate wild animals. The fact is that for the animal type of egoism, the most important thing is food. Therefore, he who gives them food, can teach them to obey.

But a person’s understanding of freedom is very twisted because on top of his basic animalistic state of dependence, he also has an inner psychological dependence on something or someone. Here, he falls under such a degree of lack of freedom that he himself cannot figure it out.

We imagine that we are free. We have a total illusion of freedom! In fact, people are absolutely not free in their actions and decisions. They do not even know who their master is, who commands them. And there is nothing you can prove to them.

If on the inanimate, vegetative, and animate level it is possible to prove the degree of lack of freedom, then on the human level we cannot control it, because we ourselves are at this level. But when we rise above the human level, it becomes clear to us what the lack of freedom is and how we experience it.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/2/17

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