Did you ever wonder why G-d gave us the Torah in the middle of a barren wilderness and why he later caused us to meander around in the wilderness (of all places) for 40 years before leading us into Israel?
Rabbi Nosan of Breslev gives us the answer. He says that the message G-d was giving us is that without the spirituality of the torah the whole world is an empty wilderness that has no spiritual existence at all.
This means that all the modern technology and wealth in the world is worth no more than a barren wasteland if they are achieved without spirituality and G-d in the picture.
Also on an individual level, Rabbi Nosan is telling us that in order for each of us to have true existence (which is eternal) and fulfill our purpose in life we need to internalize G-d through His holy torah.
Have a really sweet day, dearest friends,
Dr. Zev Ballen