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The Daily Page - 22-06-11

The Daily Page is a collection of excerpts taken from the daily Kabbalah lesson with Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch

Learning From Our Troubles

 

Question: We say that excessive consumption is consumption at others' expense. However, in order to see the evil contained in it, do we have to peek at the end of the movie?

Dr. Laitman's Answer: No. The Creator does not have a shortage of minerals, vitamins, oil, gas, water, or anything else. He arranges troubles for you in this world so you would begin becoming aware of your loss. You are losing out.

The Creator does not show you that in reality you are letting the spiritual world pass by because then you would lose the freedom of choice. Instead He puts you under the blows of this world, from which you begin to realize the evil of your nature. You don't reveal the Creator as being the cause of your troubles, but your own egoism.

Then, unable to correct it, you begin to regret having it. That is how you gradually come to the realization of evil. So what should you do with it? How can you climb out of the trap? Slowly but surely, you come closer to the solution.

Lack of resources, natural disasters, and people stealing from each other are all artificial things at the end of the day. This is "small change" intended to help us eventually reveal the fact that we are stealing the spiritual world from one another.

In reality, why should I share what I have with you and satisfy myself with the bare necessities? It's only in order to learn from this and acquire the desires that aspire to spirituality. This is the goal, and everything is structured precisely this way from the beginning. Otherwise every person would have gotten his own planet.

 

From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 06/22/11, "Matan Torah (The Giving of the Torah)"

 

Systematic Limitations

 

Question: Suppose I want to buy a fancy car that's twice as expensive as a regular car. How am I doing anything bad to other people by that?

Dr. Laitman's Answer: We are all in a global, integral, limited system of nature which is interconnected into a single "sphere" that you cannot break out of. You are obligated to be in this sphere and to be connected with others very precisely. There's nothing more or less than this.

Therefore, when you buy a car that's twice as expensive, you become a cancerous cell because in that case you are not buying it to lead a normal life and to serve others but in order to "snatch another bite." The more you "consume" beyond the necessity, the more of a malignant tumor you become.

The common organism is built ideally: Every person in it has to receive the vital necessities and in every other regard to think only about others. The Creator made the desire and its fulfillment. So why are you suddenly taking more than your due?

All desires are united into one. The Light fills them and gives them life in the single form. But suddenly you are "pulling the blanket to your side," wishing for more. As a result, your excess will definitely come at someone else's expense.

Today we are being shown this clearly: A billion people are at the brink of starvation, and in the meantime the earth's resources are reaching an end. Soon we will use them up and will be left with nothing.

We are reaching the end with all of our consumerist production. And what will happen next?

Therefore, if you want to reach life within the boundaries of vital necessity against your will, that's what will happen. Everything is finite, limited, and used up. Everything has an end, and it's getting closer.

 

From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 06/22/11, "Matan Torah (The Giving of the Torah)"

 
 
 
 
 

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