A FEW BOTTOM LINE TRUTHS
1. What is empty and useless and temporary is greatly valued by this world. What is true and priceless and eternal is mocked by those who seek to profit from our pain. But we are not victims. We are constantly tempted to chase after all that is empty, useless and temporary in the gratification of our ego. It takes near super-human strength to chase after and accept truth; to settle for only the things that money cannot buy, for they are priceless. Each time we choose correctly, we change the world. Our every individual action changes everything, in every moment. We don’t experience this profound change because everyone else’s actions are also changing the world in every moment. The state and condition of our world is merely the sum total of the individual choices each one of us makes.
2. Imagine trying to dry yourself off while under the ocean. It’s impossible. No matter how hard you brush away the water, the wet clings to you as if it’s your second skin. We are in a sea of Satan, an ocean of ego and relentless self-interest. We cannot free ourselves from the ego and all of our hidden agendas. It’s always there. The key is not to destroy our ego. The key is to SEE it and recognize it and then, not react to it. The ego only disappears at the end of days. A fish has no idea that it is swimming in water. We have no idea we are submerged in the opponent called “the Satan.” Kabbalah wakes us up so that we can see and therefore not react to the impulses of ego.
3. Our tears open the gates of heaven. Our tears keep the gates of heaven closed. How can both statements be right? The tears that we shed on behalf of others, these tears open the gates wide. The tears we shed for ourselves alone, for all that we do not have, for all that we covet that belongs to others, these tears keep the gates of heaven closed. When a critical mass of human beings cry and pray on behalf of others, instead of their own selves, the world will know peace and humanity will witness the absolute end of all pain, suffering and death, itself.