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III. Kabbalah Today. 15. Diagnosis Is Half the Cure

Just the Gist

In the last chapter, we presented the ills of society. As we said in Chapter 14, to cure the crisis, we must first diagnose it. This is half the healing. With that in mind, in this chapter we start looking at what we can practically do to find the root of our problem, and how Kabbalah allows us to take personal and societal action. We also review what we said about our perception of reality and show how you can put that information to use. As you’ll see, by recognizing the evil in society and, more important, the evil in yourself, you’ll be on your way to making the world a better place...

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Understanding Nature

As is now quite evident, our world is on the brink of a catastrophe of gargantuan proportions. To understand the origin of the crisis, let’s analyze the rudiments of nature itself. We start with the nature of human nature, as viewed from the perspective of Kabbalah...

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What You See Is Who You Are

How do you use Kabbalah to turn egoism into altruism? From a Kabbalistic point of view, the first thing to do is to realize that the corruption and egoism you see in the world around you are reflections of yourself on the inside. Let’s see how...

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More for Me and Less for You

Save for humans, all of nature consumes only what it needs for sustenance. Humans crave more food, more sex, and more physical comfort than they need for their sustenance. This state is especially true in desires that are uniquely human, in the (endless) pursuit of wealth, power, honor, fame, and knowledge...

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A Harmonious Pyramid

If we continue to focus on the Creator, and not on our own desires, we will eventually discover Him, by becoming like Him. When we become like Him, we discover that the whole of Nature is already like Him, existing in constant giving. Each level gives to the next, and the whole world lives in a harmonious pyramid...

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In a Nutshell

Humans are the only creatures with the choice to give or not to give. If we can develop the part within us that is totally untouched by calculation of self-gratification we will truly be free—from our egos...

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