Money, Power, And Perception Of Reality

laitman_559Question: Why do big money and great power change a person’s perception of reality?

Answer: Big money and great power, of course, change a person, but not his perception. Any person in our world perceives everything according to his depravity. For example, a teacher, a musician, a driver, a politician, etc., all talk about our world in a completely different way, but it is all about the same egoistic world. There is nothing special about it.

Kabbalists talk only about the difference in perception in the desire to gain pleasure for oneself—to please oneself, and in the desire to bestow, to merge into others.

Question: Does this mean that money and power are simply a kind of desire to gain pleasure? Someone wants money, another one wants power.

Answer: Of course. Food, sex, family, money, power, and knowledge are all different kinds of egoistic pleasures.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/27/16

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