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Proper Development

The evolution of mankind on an egoistic basis ‘for myself alone’ caused the creation of a deep gap between the moral level of humanity and the technological level it reached. That is exactly what Plato and Aristotle feared when they prohibited the study of sciences to those of unworthy moral standards.

There is not a shadow of a doubt that there is a connection between the moral degree of a person, meaning his intentions, and his scientific ability. Without the aim to discover the Creator, for the attainment of the purpose of creation, the scientific studies do not attain the laws of nature and the laws of society in their actual form, but only a certain aspect of the laws of reality are revealed, and how they work in our narrow world. After all, we study reality with egoistic vessels of ‘reception for ourselves’; therefore, we perceive only certain connections out of all the details of our surrounding reality.

Each law acts in all the realms of creation, in this world and in the spiritual world. But we can see its full range of operation only if we too are in a realm that encircles the whole of creation. For that we must be with compatible attributes to the realm we want to encircle. Those are altruistic attributes of giving, the attributes of the degrees of the upper worlds.

Man does not change nature and the attributes of nature with his own attributes. The attributes of nature never change and there is also no change in the inter-connections between the forces of nature. But nature shows a different aspect according to the attributes of the researcher. Nature shows a different aspect, not a different law. This is how it works: we understand only what we perceive and feel through our five senses. Hence, our feeling is forever personal and private. But because all people have one nature we perceive nature the same way.

Changing - that is the one action we can do. Nature remains unchanged, but because man changes himself, he feels nature’s laws as operating differently on him. Man changes the way he is exposed to the laws of nature. That is why it says, “I the Lord do not change” (Malachi 3, 6).

It is indeed surprising that man can change things around him, when in fact nothing really changes but him. He feels as though nature changes because of the change in him.

Nature is the law of gravity, the laws of chemistry and physics etc. These laws do not change with man’s attributes. What does change is not how they work, but how man perceives them. Man feels the change in the sensations that he perceives. That is why he thinks that the change happens outside of him, because that is how he is built – to regard himself as the unchanging center of creation.

There is only one state that is complete perfection, and by changing his attributes, man approaches that state and feels it more and more clearly. Thus, the only processes that actually take place in creation are processes of inner change in man’s attributes. And it is within that change that man feels as though providence is changing toward him.

Therefore, we must know how to change our inner attributes so that we can change the laws of nature in our favor. When we learn how to do that, we will be certain of the result, of our tomorrow. But the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us that that change depends on our refusal to use our egoism.

As science progresses, scientists are beginning to find that man can influence the phenomenon of nature. They found that the result of a scientific experiment depends on the personal attributes of the researcher. They argue that the results of especially ‘delicate’ experiments are influenced by the attributes of the researching scientist. Of course, there are also experiments on a ‘coarser’ level, where the researcher is of no importance; meaning if he is ‘good’ or ‘bad’, the result will be the same. But there is a finer level in nature, above substance, where the result is affected by the personal attributes of the researcher.

We will soon see that it is not enough to equip scientists with even the most sophisticated instruments, but there will be a real need for scientists who were ‘taught’ to influence nature the right way, because we influence nature by simply being in it. The only question is what is the right kind of influence we should activate on it. Therefore, it might be that in the next stage of evolution, science will no longer need mechanical, electronic or optic instruments, or devices that enlarge or miniaturize objects, but man himself will be the instrument that will research nature and will know how to influence the world correctly, to bring about the most desirable results.

The science concerned with the linkagebetween our influence on nature and the outcome that we get back from it is the science of Kabbalah. It teaches man how his actions in reality, how his influence on it brings about this or that result. Like any other science, Kabbalah also uses exact terms and a completely scientific language.

In a scientific research, we want to receive from nature around us the necessary information for our survival, and all the other things that we need. In the near future, it will be enough to activate one’s attributes in order to attain all that, instead of all the devices and the mechanisms we invented, which are but devices ‘in our image’.

Kabbalah explains what are the attributes one must acquire in order to research reality correctly, and helps him acquire the needed attributes, called “spiritual attributes,” with which he can influence the world. Kabbalah exposes one to the entire reality and explains its laws; it teaches him how he can influence the system of creation positively and get the best result in return. The method of man’s bestowal upon the surroundings is called the “aim.”

Kabbalah is a science that practices the conduct of reality, meaning with the question, how can the world be ‘turned’ to the best? The further humanity evolves without fitting in to the conduct of reality, the further the world is submerging into a state of suffering and uncertainty. Therefore, in our current situation, Kabbalah is becoming a practical must.

So far, no one has scientifically experimented with the possibility to control fate, except Kabbalists. The reason for that is that for the purpose of influencing the conduct of reality, we have to learn the science of Kabbalah, which deals with the purpose of creation and the system to approach it. Those topics are the essence of the wisdom of Kabbalah. The acts by which man influences the system of conduct is called “aims,” and those are acquired only through the method of the Kabbalah.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is the discovery of the laws and the collective mechanism of reality, to a person living in our world. It is called “The revelation of the Creator to his creatures.” That discovery gives us the ability to approach the useful and stay away from the harmful, and to know the reason for the good and the bad.

The purpose of the study and its implementation is to attain the best possible results for man. The goal is simple: to attain happiness and peace both in the body and outside it, to attain eternity and wholeness. And isn’t that what everyone is searching for?

The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us to manage the collective mechanism of creation in which our universe is but a tiny particle. Just as scientists study the phenomena and the laws of this world perceived by us and are apparent to all, so the Kabbalist-scientists research the reality that is not perceived by our five senses and its laws.

We badly need this research because we are the only active part in the whole of creation. In the ordinary means at our disposal we can only expose a tiny fraction of the surrounding reality, whereas the science of Kabbalah gives us the possibility to study the entire reality, the entire system of creation and operate it.

Kabbalah reveals the whole surrounding creation, the collective thought of creation and the inter-relationships between the various parts of creation. It teaches us of man’s evolution in this world and renders him the opportunity to know the whole world and its supreme providence. It reveals to man what our appearance is outside the body, when we die and how we come back to a new body. It reveals what exists outside our lives during our reincarnations.

As a result of the study of Kabbalah, man learns how the mechanism of the management of creation works. Because of that, he learns how to behave correctly in every situation in life and can affect the mechanism that determines his fate.

The very fact that we think and search for the way to push the whole world for the better, is by itself a great correction. Baal HaSulam once said about those settlers in the Negev desert, that even if they didn’t believe that there is a Creator, their desire for rain was enough to bring them rain. That is because every desire is a prayer to the Creator, even if one is unwilling to recognize the existence of the Creator.

Humanity has always sought to know the future, but no one has found an accurate method to predict it. But what is man really looking for? Cures to make him feel good. He seeks out all those sorcerers, magicians, and so-called ‘Kabbalists’, but humanity has so far failed to find the cure for its pains throughout its tormented history.

But man can help himself! He must only learn to manage his own life. For that he must first acquire the knowledge and the ability to influence nature. There is a good reason why it takes a person twenty to thirty years to grow, and during that time he is placed under the care of nature and society. Only after his maturation, does nature become harsh with him (see the article The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose).

In fact, in order for man to assume the management of the world instead of the Creator, he must acquire a ‘spiritual screen’, and then the Creator will hand over to him the management of creation and himself according to the strength of his screen. A person with a screen controls his own destiny. Such a person acquires a force that is above his own life, above himself. He can do by himself anything that the upper degree demands of him. The ability to follow the directions of the upper degree instead of his own mind is the one possibility for man to attain genuine freedom, control in his life and a freedom of choice. Man acquires the ability to receive powers from an upper degree and this way rise to the upper degree by himself.

It is only possible to justify and understand the benefit in this natural law, (meaning in the Creator), at the end of the way, but not while on the way. Before we reach the end of the way, we cannot justify such punishments as death and an incarnation into a new body. Only from a higher degree than our own (meaning from the one managing us) is it possible to justify what nature does with us.

Every time a person is exposed to the influence of a higher degree, he must accept its reason in order to justify it. The ability to act against one’s own mind and accept the reason of the upper one is called “Faith Above Reason.”

In order to justify the things that happen to us, we must always look at ourselves from a higher degree than the one we’re in. Only then can we see that the process of decision-making doesn’t take our body into consideration, but works only to elevate the soul, and the calculation seeks the shortest possible route to the goal.

So then, what does depend on us? Only the choice to accept and realize this decision. We choose between the path of light (Kabbalah) and the path of pain, depending on how we relate to our evolution, whether it is within reason or above reason. Only Kabbalists can actively intervene in the upper management, and yet, anyone who wishes to do well and give outside of himself triggers a positive response in the upper world. Therefore, if the whole nation aspires to keep the collective law of creation, it will find it in the words “Love thy neighbour as thyself.” It will discover that this law is no more and no less than the “law of love.” But for this to happen, man must break beyond his emotions and thoughts, which are all based on our basic-corporeal nature.

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