How To Ascend By Stepping Over Yourself

Dr. Michael LaitmanIf I admit that the system of the universe that appears before me is actually more corrected than what I see, it means I relate to it by faith above reason or above my vision. I understand that I don’t see the true state of reality because right now my reality is what I feel in my desire, my broken vessel. And indeed, “A judge has nothing more than what his eyes see,” and what I see is a broken world. In order to advance I have to ascend above this “judge.” So who is my judge? It’s the group.

That is to say, besides me there is one more judge – the opinion of the environment. If after checking myself I accept the group’s opinion, that means I accept this position despite not really seeing it. What I really see is what my eyes see. And two opinions cannot exist simultaneously. There can only be one or the other. You cannot look with two eyes through different glasses and see the same thing. You see that the pictures are different! However, you understand that the view of the environment is more advanced because it goes against your egoistic nature.

Thus, you continuously advance by accepting the group’s opinion instead of your own. You ascend to that opinion and make it your own, and then you once again replace it with the environment’s opinion that is higher still. That is how you ascend higher and higher, as it is written, “The group today is you tomorrow!”
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/13/10, Talmud Eser Sefirot

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