A Picture Of Reality Not Distorted By The Ego

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe don’t see all of the reality that is in front of us only because we don’t want to see it. So, how can we acquire such a desire if we don’t have it? In front of me now are billions of people, but I only want to figure out what I can get from them, if it is useful or harmful, and other than that, they don’t interest me at all. If it is possible to exploit them somehow, then I will do it. But, if I see that they may harm me somehow, then I remove myself from the danger or eliminate it. That is all that interests me.

However, this way, I don’t recognize people. I don’t see them and don’t discover them. Around me is a whole universe, but who knows what is in it? Surely, I don’t understand it and don’t pay attention to it.

However, there is a more correct perception of reality that the wisdom of Kabbalah teaches, a science for perceiving the world that makes it possible to feel all of reality. For this, I must change my feelings. Instead of being concerned about myself (if it is good for me or bad for me, harmful or useful to me), I go outside of myself to the outer world and begin to be concerned about it.

That is, I am searching for how I can serve its benefit or, at least, not harm it.

Because of this, I acquire a sixth sense. In addition to seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touching, I begin to feel what is happening outside of me. So, I feel what is really happening, without any interference from my side. I no longer insert all the information inside, process it, and adjust it to fit my interests, as now we look at everything from the point of view of the benefit or harm that it brings to us.

However, if I go outside of myself, then I will see the outer world as it is. I develop the external sense independent of my feelings. If we learn to develop this sense organ, then we reveal the world in which we already exist today but don’t see. Of all of reality, we perceive only a tiny portion called “this world.”

When we just expand our physical senses and produce more developed telescopes and microscopes, it doesn’t change the picture significantly. After all these sensations is the same small, limited egoistic desire. Instead of a desire to receive, I must acquire a desire to bestow that acts for the good of the world outside.

If I act for the good of the other, then I always am absorbing desire from the outside, from all of the still, vegetative, and animate nature, and people, and from all the spiritual forces that are not yet unknown to me: Malachim (angels), Heichalot (palaces), Chayot HaKodesh (sacred animals) and the corrected souls of the great Kabbalists. I take all of the desire from them in order to bestow to them, and, in this way, I increase my Kli in height, width, depth, and intensity; and that is how I encompass all of creation.
From KabTV’s “The Meeting of Worlds” 6/20/14

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