What Stops Us From Starting To Live?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What stops me from starting to live in the friends?

Answer: You have everything that you need in order to do that, but you shouldn’t wait for it to come from above by itself.

The only thing you lack is the recognition in your mind and heart that spirituality is attained only in connection, that spirituality and connection should be integrated into one, and the Creator is revealed in the connection.

There is nothing but these three elements: you, the connection, and the Creator. We should understand all this more internally.

Connection is called “Torah,” and it is also the vessel and the Light that should consolidate and connect the two points, me and the Creator, into one.

Everyone should check himself with regard to this and see where he is and worry about friends who grow weak and have less power. If we notice that a friend comes to the lessons less and to the assembly of friends, or that he comes but constantly tries to engage in other things and finds justification for that, he should not be left alone. Only a serious reason can justify being absent from the lessons and only occasionally.

My heart aches when I see that this is the case. I am not worried about those who have left. If this is their faith, there is nothing we can do. However, we should ask ourselves whether we have done enough to awaken the importance of the goal in them. If we haven’t, then it is our fault and they will be missing in the connection among us later. We will lack that part in order to build a whole vessel.

The reason for that is disrespect for others, for the friends, when our attitude to them is like toward strangers. However, it isn’t a stranger but a friend that must be more important to you than yourself since your soul depends on him. I wish you a long life, but you should know that without the friend, your life will end on the animal level. If you want to take care of your soul, it is in the friend.

It is a fact, whether you like it or not, and it doesn’t matter whether you accept it or not. Now, you must decide and make a choice: Do you accept it or not? You don’t have the desire for that and no one says that you must want that. “To receive” means that, from now on, you must take that fact into account in every action you make, in every desire or thought.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/4/13, Writings of Rabash

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