Attain Paradise While Living In This World

Laitman_507.04Question: The pleasure of connection does not seem very tempting to us. Why? According to the pyramid of desires, it should be the opposite.

When you say that everyone will sit in circles and socialize, it sounds like a joke. For example, in anecdotes about heaven and hell, it is said that in hell it is good, life is raging there, and in paradise everything is so pastoral, phlegmatic: calm, bliss, “spiritual.” Why is this so?

Answer: This is not our idea of heaven and hell. From the point of view of Kabbalah, paradise is the universal connection of mankind and its attainment of the great, unified force of nature, called Shechina. That is what it says: “The righteous sit (that is, they are in a state of Katnut [smallness]) and, being united, enjoy the Shechina (the radiance of unity, perfection, universality of nature).” This is the highest measure of pleasure that creation can experience.

I do not try to lure anyone to me. Let people live and enjoy what they have.

But I want to at least express the true point of view that a person can understand while still living in this world. It is within his power. And I offer it to him.

Question: Is this specially made so by nature that people are not lured by such offers?

Answer: Sure. So that we consciously come to this, ask, demand, and invest in revealing the truth.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era,” 4/23/20

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