When The Little Things Matter Most

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why is it that a person can be knocked off the path by petty desires?

Answer: At first a person gets the impression that he is distracted from the goal only by very important matters which cannot be ignored. However, later he realizes that even petty disturbances lead him astray. Moreover, these petty disturbances offer a much more precise aim.

A person feels like a wimp, revealing more and more of his feeble nature. However, this isn’t happening because he has grown weaker and cannot deal with them. This is his own subjective view on things, while in reality, he is working with much more powerful desires. Previously, only a serious life problem could have distracted him from the spiritual path, but now even a minor difficulty is enough to distance him from the goal.

A person feels that he has become much weaker and discovers that he must now exert much greater efforts than before in order to remain on the spiritual path. A person keeps advancing and therefore he is obliged to take a much more precise aim at the goal.

The group undergoes similar states as well. Any disturbance is precisely regulated by the spiritual degrees and is custom-made for one’s state. Yet I am always given the opportunity to overcome it and to ascend to a new degree the very next moment. It’s a pity that people let these opportunities slip away. In this regard, one very helpful tool to move forward is dissemination. If I don’t participate in dissemination and the life of the group, then the delay may drag on for months. However, the whole advantage to actualizing Kabbalah is to complete the entire correction in this life rather than over several incarnations.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/22/10, “The Agenda of the Assembly”

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