Question: Money rules the corporeal world. Ambitious people own more and exploit others. What is the spiritual root of this phenomenon? Also, why do people think that a spiritual person has to be poor? I do not see any spirituality among poor people. On the contrary, I see more envy, lack of culture, poor education, and so forth.
Answer: According to Kabbalah, being poor has a totally different meaning. A spiritual person feels that he is poor because he lacks the attainment of the Creator and the upper world. He constantly aspires to this.
The notion of “poverty” itself does not come from a lack of money, but rather from religions that call people who constantly think about spirituality deprived and poor.
There is no doubt that wealth above the ordinary needs also enslaves a person. Such people are unable to study Kabbalah since they are too busy taking care of their wealth.
Question: What is the spiritual root of money?
Answer: The root of money is the screen. “Money (Kesef)” comes from the word “Kisuf” and it means cover.
Money is a force that covers our egoism and lets one act above his egoistic desire. If I act correctly, I can do a lot of beneficial things in our world with the help of money. However, usually a person succumbs to the power of money and sells out to it.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/1/18
Tested By Wealth
Beware Of The Poor Because They Will Bring Our Salvation