Duties Are Part Of Our Spiritual Work

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How can we increase the importance of duties so that friends in the group will understand that it is part of the spiritual work?

Answer: A person understands the importance of the group and the rigid frameworks he is in according to his spiritual level.

These frameworks determine whether he will follow the path of suffering, together with the whole world, or the short and comfortable path. If I understand that this gives me a unique opportunity that can disappear at any moment, then I need to make the best of every moment I have this opportunity.

It is like a person who is under the water and finally manages to rise to the surface and breathe. I also have to seize every opportunity, make haste, and participate in building a framework for myself. Thus I create the living conditions inside the aquarium or the hothouse where I can grow.

So a duty is purely working on my connection with the group. We already know that our advancement depends only on our connection with the group. This means that we have nothing to worry about but our connection with the group that is closely available.

Then we discover the mutual guarantee, the Creator, the prayer, the MAN, in the center of the group. But first we have to establish the framework of the group. The framework of the group is first of all participating in the duties and the different activities that support the group.

So whoever thinks lightly of the duties simply loses. The group will exist without him, but he will not be able to exist without it. If he wants to discover spirituality, then he has no choice but to make haste, to incorporate in the group, and participate in everything possible in order to advance it towards unity.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/2/14, Writings of Rabash

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