The Way of G-d / Derech Hashem is a major respected work by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto.
Sam is using the version translated and annotated by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan in these classes.

Lesson Seven covers pg(s) 91-107


HaShem designed and maintains each creation according to its role in the general scheme. It is evident that every thing that exists, both above and below, was created only because HaShem deemed these phenomena necessary and useful for furthering the purpose of creation as a whole.

The world and all that is in it are means to help mankind reach a high station in the World-to-Come. This preparation involves two aspects, one concerning individuals, and the other, humanity as a whole. The preparation of the individual is their attainment of perfection through their deeds. That of humanity as a whole involves the preparation of the entire human race for the World-to-Come.

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