A Concern That Speaks Of Completeness

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why do we see concern or worry as something negative? Should it rather be viewed as the opposite of indifference?

Answer: A concern can be either positive or negative. I experience it as a negative sensation because it troubles and worries me. But what if I am concerned about good things, about how to bestow to others? There are concerns about our personal needs, and there is concern about the Light. Isn’t the Creator constantly concerned about His creations?

We need to attain the property of Bina and from it, the degree of Keter. In this property, a person is constantly concerned about the souls for it is written, “more than the calf wants to eat, the cow wants to feed.” And this is the level of Bina (Elokim [God]), meaning the suffering of Shechina (Divinity) in its worry about the souls.

However, this concern speaks of completeness, not a flaw. When I worry about others, I remain in a perfect state of existence. The spiritual world teems with mutual concerns, but this type of worrying is for the well-being of all. This kind of worry is sweet, it is like my guarantee to the others.

The difference between the still, vegetative, animate, and human levels of nature is defined by the type of concern they experience, what worries them exactly? The state of concern is an important, central point of attention. The Creator also worries about the created beings.

A person is practically rid of corporeal concerns at the first spiritual level. When you don’t worry about your own needs but switch to concern for the needs of others, you don’t see it as something negative. Therefore, such a person is regarded as righteous since he justifies this entire process and feels comfortable with such concerns.
From Kabbalah for Beginners, “What is Mutual Concern” 10/13/10

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