Michael Laitman, On Quora: “What does Kabbalah offer the world?“
The wisdom of Kabbalah says very simply that the world is controlled by human nature, which is a will to receive for self-benefit alone. Unless we correct human nature, which means inverting it so that we acquire an aim to benefit others and nature, then the world will deteriorate up to the point where it will finish itself off in a world war.
If we wish to be saved, then we have to correct human nature. There is no other way around it. We can correct human nature by attracting nature’s positive force in addition to the negative force that comes to us out of necessity, and which develops us. We balance these two forces, one opposite the other, and live peacefully in between.
Nature’s positive force is one of love, bestowal and mutual consideration. The evil inclination, the human ego, resides within us, but we should not deal with it. We only need to develop an opposite good inclination, and focus on drawing nature’s positive force.
Nature’s positive force is omnipresent whereas the evil inclination is in our heart, it is human nature. It is behind everything negative and destructive in our lives, as it uses the entire world to its own benefit and it even enjoys hurting others. However, we also have a positive force within us. The difference between the two is that the evil force reveals itself involuntarily, whereas we need to derive the positive force from our own efforts.
When we draw the positive force into our lives, we will then feel that we live in a good world. We will know how to use both positive and negative forces for the world’s betterment. We will then reach a positive connection among everyone, a state of mutual help, where everything appears good and pleasant. We will feel nothing bad coming from anyone in life, and we will see that everyone becomes friendly to everyone else, and we also become included in that friendly atmosphere.
What does that mean on a global scale? It means that instead of the evil that we currently witness between people and countries, we will instead discover only the positive force.
On the flip side of the global risks that we see today are connection, love, warmth, mutuality and reciprocity, qualities that will fill the world if we attract the positive force into our lives. We will then reach a state where everything that nature and we have created will act for our benefit, and we will find in no place any particular individual gaining at the expense of another.
Based on the video “What Does Kabbalah Offer the World?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.