Living Mind Or A Computer?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why did the Creator need such a complicated process of correction of creation so the creation itself acts on its own, unless it was impossible to correct everything at once from the beginning?

Answer: The Creator does not need our actions, He wants you to understand something and advance on your own until you attain the goal. The Creator made all of that right away; the entire distribution of worlds from above down and then the ascent back up, only you need this! The Creator cannot give you everything that you will receive in the end right away. You need to go through all the stages of development: 0-1-2-3-4, until you begin to perceive, understand, and become like Him.

Attainment means knowing the phenomenon “in its root” and its consequences. You must understand the whole of creation throughout the complex, and this can only be done gradually, learning from opposites every step of the way, initially and constantly revealing the lack and then the fulfillment, understanding and the lack of it, and good and bad sensations. This is the only way the strings of the soul develop in you.

I understand that you want everything right away, but this is impossible. Is it possible to take a child and turn him into a professor in one day? A sage is someone who throughout life has observed its arrangement, as one thing develops from another, as all things are connected with one another. He gradually became smarter until finally becoming wise!

But if he were crammed with all this information at once, he would simply have become a “computer” working according to the program embedded in it. But when this information is gradually and steadily imprinted on matter that can feel good and evil, truth and falsehood, emptiness and fulfillment, we will get a live “mind” instead of a computer.

This is the entire difference! Because he will find out the difference between Light and darkness, he will learn through this, he will acquire a desire; he himself will know what he wants to understand and feel! Every piece of data that you load into the computer must be preceded by your desire that you want to receive it, and you will know which empty fields and lack of understanding you need to fill. The computer itself should respond, and then it will turn into man…
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/5/10, Talmud Eser Sefirot

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