Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) September 24, 2003
Since our forefathers had the good sense to print In God We Trust on the most popular currency in the world, those four small words probably contain a very important message for humanity. WouldnÂt it be ironic to discover after all this time that money is simply a distraction for something much more valuable, that can bring us millions of times more pleasure than satisfying our never-ending material needs? Access to the spiritual realms is now available to anyone who wants to develop beyond the limitations of this physical world. And it doesnÂt cost a dime.
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, we are extremely simple and predictable creatures. The development of mankind during thousands of years of its existence is simply the development and realization of different levels of desire. Desires and the search for ways to satisfy them determine the level of a civilizationÂs evolution and everything we define as technological and scientific progress. The fact that our desires are constantly growing is how mankind advances.
Kabbalah divides the entire complex of human desires into five stages:
- Primary desires Â for copulation and food
- The second stage Â striving after riches
- The third stage Â craving for power and fame
- The fourth stage - thirst for knowledge
- The fifth stage of our development Â an aspiration to spirituality, to the Creator.
The need for copulation and food are considered animal desires, because animals have them as well. Even being in full isolation man feels hunger and the urge to reproduce. Desires for wealth, power, fame and knowledge are considered human desires, since we need to be surrounded by other people to satisfy them.
Man is born, his animal and human desires develop, and then he eventually discovers that their realization does not satisfy him, since his secret but true aspiration which he cannot yet realize and formulate, falls outside the limits of this world. Man receives this desire from above. It is neither given by nature as animal desire, nor does it develop under the influence of a society with human desires.
Kabbalah calls this level of desire Â the desire of Spiritual Light or manÂs soul. Kabbalah studies the spiritual construction called the general soul or Adam. This construction consists of 600.000 parts, each of which split into a multitude of fragments that are hidden deep within our earthly desires.
Kabbalah teaches us how to use these inherent desires to accelerate our advancement to a much more pleasurable and fulfilling state of being. Actually to the highest level of development that connects us with the root of our being. (Can you picture Adam looking for a mall in the Garden of Eden?)
Based on all of the above we can conclude that the message behind the timeworn slogan is: The best things in life really are for free! And despite all the material distractions in our world, it is the non-material aspects that will ultimately be your ticket to true freedom.
World Center For Kabbalah Studies