Knocked Off Or Pushed Forward On The Path?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How does one remain in the correct intention if the Upper Force intentionally knocks us out of it?

Answer: The Upper Force doesn’t knock us out of the correct intention, but merely loads us with greater desire that we can overcome and correct. Above, everything is calculated precisely, in accord with the entire system: how much effort you have exerted and how much strength has been accumulated and stored. To this measure, additional desire is now being revealed to you.

Meanwhile, you think you are being swayed off the path. But you are not being diverted from it; rather, you are being given a chance to advance. Yet, you see it as obstacles since you don’t aspire to work. If you were eager to work, you would rejoice in the burdening.

It all depends on how well I prepare myself. If I am striving to work and view an opportunity to do more and more of it as a reward, then all these so-called descents are not going to be such in my eyes. I will be able to see that this is an opportunity for advancement and success. I will be grateful for this burdening of the heart as a correction because for me it is yet another opportunity to demonstrate my love for the Creator.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/6/10, “The Love for the Creator and Love for the Created Beings”

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