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'Marx is a Kabbalist': rabbi Laitman

Is Karl Marx a Kabbalist?

Kabbalist Michael LaitmanQuestion: This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of K. Marx. He was born on May 5, 1818.

A lot of good words are written about him. In particular: "The positive part of Marx's legacy includes the desire to make the economy more humane. The German philosopher called it the cessation of human exploitation.

Another strong point of Marxist doctrine, which is still important to this day, is the rejection of racism, social Darwinism," and so on.

What does this great philosopher Marx mean to you?

Answer: Today Marx is relevant again, and will be even more relevant when humanity literally stumbles into the iron wall and realizes that it is not about capitalism and private property, but about selfishness. In other words, we need to describe all this, and then we will see that Marx is a Kabbalist, that he says about how to correct, to change the nature of man. But by what means?

Here's the problem. On the one hand, he seems to guess that it should be a way of changing society, the masses. He does not say "The Creator," but says that if we begin to remake society in this way, it will show the forces that will bring society closer together, will start working for it.

Like a chain reaction: when you connect two small parts that exceed a special critical mass, an explosion occurs. Same here.

Marx believed that it was when the proletariat began to unite, then there would be such an internal reaction, the release of internal energy, which would give people a completely different level of existence: to live for the sake of others, for the sake of society, above it, and not for each for himself.

Marx described his methodology, in general, as a Kabbalist, in earthly terms, without using the words "higher light" or "Creator." For example, what does it mean: "Proletarians of all countries - unite"? This is the association of people who can thus find the right basis for universal proper existence, which is what the Kabbalah says.

Question: Connection against what?

Answer: Against human exploitation by man, against selfishness.

Question: So you think that, in principle, he was talking about the internal revolution?

Answer: He did not know the Kabbalah, but as the Jewish genius of his time, he foresaw that this was how the social and spiritual revolution should be done.

Question: Do you think that if they look at Marx like that, there will be a completely different discovery?

Answer: Of course! That's why Baal Sulam writes about him. He welcomes Marx, and emphasizes that we do not understand him. It was a great spiritual value in humanity. Marx saw that the liberation of mankind from selfishness could happen in this way.

And most importantly, the association itself releases forces that will raise society to the next level.

Remark: This is a different view of Marx...

Answer: Of course. We'll see that it wasn't just a person.

Question: Was he given to step over time, to foresee something?

Answer: Yes. He was really a real economist, i.e. he saw what was maturing from current economic events, and therefore wanted to prevent bloodshed. Genius!