Michael Laitman, On Quora: “Can we consider all humans as being ill? If yes, why?“
We are ill in the fact that we cannot distinguish good from evil, and we cannot gather and integrate the good in ourselves so that it gradually covers the evil.
Evil in this case is egoism, the desire to enjoy at the expense of others and nature. We need to reach a sensation that we are complete egoists and that it is our collective illness, and when we feel how this quality is evil—that it is the cause of every shortcoming and pain that we experience—then we will seek some kind of remedy.
Today, we already experience an accumulation of suffering that evokes a luminescence of a good light upon us, which can reveal where the evil is in us. Together with our egoism, we also have a tiny spark, a very small good desire, which we still have yet to fully clarify, but which connects to egoism’s opposite: the positive force of love, giving and connection that dwells in nature.
Remedying our egoism is by learning how to develop and expand the good point within us. Doing so requires applying a method of connecting these points between us in order to attract more and more of the positive force dwelling in nature into such a connection. In the process, we will be able to distinguish good from evil, and amplify the good quality so that it covers the evil. We will then experience a whole new harmonious and peaceful life.
Based on the video “What Is Humanity’s Illness?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Semion Vinokur. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.