The Weakness of “World Reformers” – Kabbalah and New Life Wisdom


-Rav Ashlag, ‘On World Peace

This is the key to understand the weakness of world-reformers throughout the generations. They regarded man as a machine that is not operating properly and needs mending, meaning to remove the corrupted parts and replace them with good ones.

And that is the tendency of all world reformers – to eradicate any harmful and bad in the human species… and it is true that if the Creator had not stood against them, they would certainly have by now cleansed man entirely, leaving only the good and useful.

But because the Creator meticulously watches over all the elements in His Creation, not letting anyone destroy a single thing in His Domain but only reform it and make it useful and good, all the reformers of the above-mentioned kind will vanish from the face of the earth, and evil inclinations will not vanish. They live on and count the degrees that they must still traverse until they complete their ripening.

At that time, the bad attributes themselves will turn to good and useful ones, as the Creator had initially perceived them to be, like the fruit on the tree that sits and waits and counts the days and months it must still wait before the completion of its ripeness, at which time its taste and sweetness will become evident to any person.

Zohar – Vayetze Verse 339
Because is a ‘stork’ (Heb. chasidah), the light of Chesed emanates from Her – the primordial light, about which the scripture reads, “And Elohim said, Let there be light” (Beresheet 1:3). Therefore, it is written, “the cypress trees are her house.” “Broshim” (‘cypress trees’) should be read “Berashim” (‘in the heads’). But the world lives in the lower beings. She is called the ‘Law Court of the World.’ Sometimes is named as the upper world by all its names. 


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