The Mind Is A Servant Of The Desires

Changing the World Starts With Changing Our IntentionsA question I received: What is the connection between the mind and the heart? Should a person keep them in balance with each other? And how is it possible to increase or decrease one of them? In one of the lessons you said that a person whose mind isn’t developed can go crazy. Can you explain this in more detail?

My Answer: The basis for everything, the only creation – is desire. Hence, the desire is primary in us. But in order to attain what we desire, the mind develops alongside the desire, corresponding to it. Hence, no matter how much we may resist this fact, the mind is a servant of the desire; it develops only in order to service the desire.

Therefore we will never be able to make our minds objective, independent of our desires. However, we can change our desires under the influence of the environment (see the article “The Freedom”), and according to the new desires we will also force our minds to change. If we understand this, then under the influence of the right environment (an environment that leads us to the goal of creation), we can always develop both our desires and our mind harmoniously.

If a person has great desires but his mind isn’t developed enough to actualize them, he may lose the ability to control himself sensibly.

Related Material:
Laitman.com Post: In Kabbalah, Pleasure and Desire Are Defined Relative to the Light
Laitman.com Post: Focus On Intentions Rather Than Desires
The Path of Kabbalah: Chapter 2.2 – “Persistence”
Article: “The Influence of the Environment on a Person”

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  1. HI RAV
    I WOULD LIKE TO ASK, HOW CAN WE EXPLAIN WICHCRAFT OR WHAT IS IT…

  2. I cannot get it up, what must I do?

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