Two People – One Goal

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the nature of the work of a man and a woman in terms of the annulment of the desire to receive pleasure in the spiritual world?

Answer: There is no difference whatsoever in the work of a man and a woman because they both are desires to receive pleasure; they both are egoists. Each of them has to elevate the importance of the goal, meaning the revelation of the upper force and its connection with all people, in order to reveal the spiritual world.

Feeling the importance of the goal, I annul my ego and reject various things that appear as obstacles to reaching it. I do not stop to receive pleasure from food or from life, I do not reject anything in this world, but I work only on the importance of the goal.

We say that our world is important for us and is full of big pleasures, but the spiritual world is even more important and more attractive for me. It turns out that according to the degree of this importance, I seemingly do not notice all that prevents me from reaching spirituality. This is the way I advance.
From the Introductory Lecture Series 3/8/2011, “Reaching a Balance”

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One Comment

  1. Dear Rav,

    I listened virtually to your women’s lesson on 4-22-11 and I alternated between feeling angry at parts of it and crying at other parts.

    I want so much to aim my desire correctly and it seems that I keep getting conflicting guidance. Reading what you say above I hear one thing, and yet today, at your lesson, I understood you to say that a woman does not have to cancel herself before the group, nor does she need to see men as higher.

    Another time I thought I understood you to say that a woman does not have to correct her ego.

    The learning center keeps telling us that there’s no difference between men’s and women’s inner work and yet today I understood you to say that the only inner work for a woman to do is to grow her desire correctly and to aim it towards the men’s group.

    You said that you get frustrated at irresponsible and lazy women. And yet what I heard from the women today was the same kind of confusion I’m experiencing.

    I’m willing to devote myself wholeheartedly. But I feel that one day I’m told to go ‘this’ way, and then the next day another.

    Aside from my confusion and frustration, I wonder if it would be helpful for women to gather virtually and experience some guided imagery together…..where one woman leads the others in imagining together (and helping them to feel) a growing desire and then together in that imagery directing that desire to the men – and ending the imagery with the men uniting in their desire to bestow? Or something like that?

    It seems that it would help women who say they have trouble feeling this desire, and at the same time it’s a way to unite women in one common focus.

    I would be glad to help anyway I can – as I have experience with this type of work if you think it would be helpful?

    Thank you, dear Rav.

    Melody Anderson

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