The Middle Line Of Our Behavior

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: When I go out to disseminate, I encounter specific examples of hatred and violence toward us. Of course, I react externally as is customary in our world. But how do I realize this internally by performing internal correction?

Answer: Internally, you should only accept the fact that everything stems from the Creator, which means to react to it only spiritually. However, since you are in your uncorrected world, then as it is written, “blunt his teeth,” which is a concept in the wisdom of Kabbalah.

You must behave according to the accepted laws in our society since it is also under the Creator’s control. I understand that, at the moment, it is hard for us to connect our inner attitude, the understanding of what is going on, and our external behavior. I see my students who say, “How can we blunt the teeth of someone who attacks us?” Then, we need to expose our own teeth, too.

We are not on the level of the world of Ein Sof (Infinity) at the moment, but we are on the level of our world, and so we must react to everything accordingly. If someone attacks me, I could knock his teeth out,or I could let him beat me. So, how is it possible to resist this if the Creator operates this way?

There must be a middle line here, not the right line and not the left line, but only the middle line of our behavior! It is because you are not corrected yet, and there isn’t just one line in you. It will appear later, at the end of correction, and then too, it will be only in the form of the connecting point, the point of adhesion.

You must act according to the laws of this world, which is the external wrapping. However, at the same time, you should know that everything that we undergo is determined only by the Creator, which is the internal wrapping.

When our world rises to the level of the world of Ein Sof, you will feel that everything is connected. Until then, you will be constantly between these two opposite lines and will wonder constantly, “Is it from the Creator or from me? Where does it stem from? Whom does it go through?”

It is permanent oppositeness. In the Torah, for example, the Creator promises Abraham that the world will be corrected through his son, and then He says,  “sacrifice him”. How can we understand the command to kill his son if it is through him that the method of correction should be passed on to the world? We cannot understand that, and we will not understand it until we experience the first contact with the upper world. Then we at least will have an example as to how two lines connect into a middle line. Then, an even greater ego will appear which will nullify everything there was before. This is called following the spiritual path in faith above reason.
From the Talk about Group and Dissemination 10/21/13

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