The Method Of Correction, Part 1
Question: What is the meaning of spiritual correction from the Kabbalistic point of view, not from the point of view of all kinds of myths that have existed around it for thousands of years?
Answer: If we consider this question purely from the point of view of the development of the person, humanity, and nature, then we can see that everything develops from simple to complex.
On one hand, a more complex picture of nature constantly manifests itself. On the other hand, although this picture is becoming different all the time, it is also integrating, manifesting itself as an absolutely interconnected unified system. That is first.
Secondly, if we are not talking about the cosmic scale, but about the volume of our Earth, then the system of nature is setup so that its inanimate, plant, and animal levels are in a state of mutual complementarity, mutual equilibrium. If the person had not intervened, then nature would exist in a kind of dynamic equilibrium and dialectical development.
In the last 150 to 200 years, when humans began to actively intervene in nature, it began changing greatly, going through a lot of problematic disturbances and blows. We see how badly this intervention reflects on it and on all its other levels. The extermination of the animal world takes place, huge distortions are observed in the plant world, and even the inanimate level is changing, it suffers.
In general, the intervention of the human in nature, with his egoism, with his greed, is to extract everything for momentary benefit, even if it is not for good, is only to pull out more minerals from the Earth and burn them, is to cut down more plants for personal use, without understanding how much he violates the ecological balance of all parts of nature and how all this leaves a very serious imprint on it. That is how human egoism destroys the world.
However, most importantly, a person in this world is an unhappy creature. Indeed, on one hand, huge powers are concentrated in his hands to accomplish great things. He was given great opportunities, a mind with which he can really turn the whole globe around, as Archimedes once dreamed.
On the other hand, he cannot use the power of his mind correctly. All his actions make everyone miserable, without happiness. We see how much humanity is depressed nowadays, drawn to drugs, and people do not know what to do with themselves. We do not know what will happen tomorrow, do not want to do anything other than momentary maximum consumption, more and more all the time. This is our nature.
From the KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 2/7/19
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