New Life #524 – The Wisdom of Kabbalah: What Is Correction Of The Soul?
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Nitzah Mazoz
From the start, human beings were created with a desire to receive pleasure and enjoyment only for oneself, and this is called the ego. The ego motivates all of our actions.
For example, when we give to our children it fulfills our ego. Even people who help others, volunteer in hospitals and the like, get egoistic satisfaction. None of this is connected to the correction of the soul. The correction of the soul is building love above the egoism that is inherent in us.
To truly love means to develop love above the hatred that you discover in yourself for everyone who is not you. The wisdom of Kabbalah is a method for truly connecting to others, a method for building the soul with the help of a unique force. We learn how to awaken the “Light that Reforms,” a unique force inherent in nature that transforms hatred into love.
The work is carried out in a group, in a circle, in a workshop. Ten people together learn to reveal the force of love between them. Kabbalists explain the method and direct our development to the discovery of a new life, the soul. Then we discover that basically all of us are a single soul called Adam HaRishon (the first man).
That is how we become similar to the Creator. The Creator is nature. When Abraham discovered the general force of nature, the force of bestowal and love, he invited everyone to discover this along with him. The isolation that is mounting in our time testifies to the great need for discovering the soul. Isolation is derived from our ego.
Eternal life, the life of the soul, can exist only with love and bestowal, because it is unlimited.
From KabTV’s “New Life #524 – The Wisdom of Kabbalah:What Is Correction Of The Soul?,” 2/17/15
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