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Stage Three

The third and last stage of humanity’s spiritual evolution actually began in the 1990s. In 1945, Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag, author of the Sulam (Ladder) commentary on The Book of Zohar, predicted that the final stage would begin in 1995. Similarly, the Vilna Gaon (GRA) wrote in his book, The Voice of the Turtledove, that this stage would begin in 1990. Many other Kabbalists made similar predictions, leading to the conclusion that the future is already here, and now is the time to unite as one and defeat egoism once and for all.

Humanity’s entire history is paved with battles against egoism, followed by attempts to unite despite it. Today, most scientists agree that man’s self-centeredness and misunderstanding of Nature’s rules are the causes of all that is wrong with our world. Yehuda Ashlag wrote about this in the 1930s and 1940s, but in those days, he was a voice in the wilderness.

In recent years it has become evident that unless we change ourselves, the world will not change for the better. In fact, we are ruining our planet and our society in so many ways that solving the problems separately has become impossible. To solve our problems, we need an inclusive solution, which can only be found when we transform human egoism into altruism, and bond with the force of love—the Creator.

In his article, “Peace in the World,” Ashlag writes that if we unite, every single member of humankind will personally experience the Creator in the deepest sense of the word, as it is written, “they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them” (Jeremiah 31:33). The wisdom of Kabbalah has been prepared as a method that can help us do just that—unite—and experience the Creator. In his “Introduction to the Book of Zohar,” Ashlag wrote that if we integrate Kabbalah into our day-to-day lives, we will achieve the goal for which we were created, and we will again be “of one language and of one speech,” at one with the Creator, and we will never to part again.

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