What Should We Be?
Question: Baal HaSulam writes in the newspaper The Nation, published in 1940, that we, people, are always in a state of development just like the planet Earth, which went through the constant struggle between two forces—positive and negative.
What should we come to? To what perfection? As far as I understand, the inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature is already in perfection, and the human has not yet reached it.
Answer: Yes, the inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature by itself is perfect. However, due to the fact that the human is not perfect, he affects it and radiates his bad properties. Therefore, all nature suffers.
That is why he must come to a state when he needs to become Man. “Man” is “Adam” in Hebrew. Adam, from the word “similar,” “Edomeh” leElyon—similar to the Creator. This is what we should be, that is, be in bestowal and love between us. Then, naturally, having become different, we will feel the world in which we live as a different world.
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