Human Nature And Good Deeds

632.2Question: The “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen,” published in France in the 18th century, speaks of freedom, equality, and brotherhood.

In the same Declaration it is written: “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want them to do to you. Do to others such good deeds as you would like to see done to yourself.”

Kabbalah also says that it is necessary to unite, to love. Everyone understands this. But how to come to this?

Answer: People perceive it one-sidedly. Regarding myself, of course, I want everyone to treat me as I see fit. Therefore, when they say: “Freedom, equality, brotherhood, and unification”—it seems good, warm, and kind to me.

But if I have to treat others in the same way, i.e., expend effort, energy, thoughts, and worries, then I no longer want this. This is contrary to my nature, absolutely opposite to it. It turns out that we all, of course, want love, but giving love to another is already a problem! This is against us.

Question: If this is against our nature, why do we keep saying all these words? Why are they always on the radar?

Answer: Because, in principle, we want it, but we cannot implement it.

Question: That is, we understand the benefits of such an attitude toward ourselves?

Answer: Of course. But then I have to do the same for others. How can I? I’m not able to! My nature does not allow me to do this.

Comment: So, it turns out that man is an irrational being. The amount of money we spend on weapons instead of improving our lives!

My Response: We all understand this, and there is nothing we can do. This is our egoism. We are created in such a way that we are not able to do good to each other.

Question: And who created us like this?

Answer: Nature, we can say it’s the Creator, it’s the upper force. There is no difference. This is how we evolved by nature.

Question: And what to do with this nature? What does Kabbalah say?

Answer: Kabbalah says that this can be corrected, but only if a person consciously desires it and makes certain efforts. There is a method that will allow him to rise above his egoistic nature and feel others as himself, to the point that he will wish to others what he wishes to himself. Then the world will come to a state of perfection, equality, and brotherhood.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 5/13/19

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