Fallout from the Original Sin
The fourth surprise: We’re still trying to fix the fallout from the original sin, even today. Again, we have to go a bit deeper to understand what exactly it is that humanity still needs to fix, but in a nutshell, you can sum it up like this: human arrogance, and thinking that we know better than God. God didn’t want to create a world where people suffer, and where our spiritual essence and Divine connection would be covered over by so many layers of physicality and materialism that millions of people would forget they even had a soul in the first place. God created the world, and people, to give them unlimited good. He had just one rule for the first couple: don’t eat from that tree! And they (we…) blew it. They (we…) thought we knew better than God, and that we were intellectually on a par with our Creator. So how do we fix all this? In his book ‘The Garden of Knowledge’, which takes an in-depth look at what really happened back in the Garden of Eden, Rabbi Shalom Arush puts it like this: “The correction of the world depends on humility…since mutual respect, peace and harmony all stem from humility.” To put it another way, every time we accept our own limitations and try to put God more in the picture, we are taking a huge step towards fixing the original sin.