Sunday, June 29, 2008

on the verge of a real utopia

what's a fairly young jew supposed to do in the world? we have tried everything and nothing really satisfies us.
communism failed. art failed. so-called 'freedom' makes us feel as slaves to public opinion. partying makes us feel like were are not humans for the time being. making money has to reason onto itself (as a means to an end), it certainly brings no inner peace, just the contrary. consumerism/wealth/rock-star fun can go for a few years, but then breaks your body or kills your soul. (either overdose and die, or get away from it all - with all the inner trauma and unrest remaining). war is bad, but to have peace we have to be willing to fight for it, if we really mean it of course.
so what's a young jew to do? or for that matter what's anyone to do? if there is nothing to live for, to stand for, to fight for then all the other options sound better than nothing.
well there still remains inside us a pure place which thirsts and believes that thing can and will be perfect. the nations will be at peace and not learn war. that all people will have what to eat and drink. that competition and envy among people will end.
and that's only the beginning, because truly we want a world where our soul can shine and feel at home and at peace. where every single day one can feel better and be a better human being. a world where we know and thirst for the very hidden truths of the whole creation.
the jewish people never gave up on believing in such a utopia. in fact, we as a jews believe in the same utopia that the first jew, Abraham, believed in four thousand years ago! we build it by believing in the Almighty G-d and by doing good deeds. many, many good deeds. and of course learning the Torah a few minutes here and there.

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