What Is A Thought?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is a thought?

Answer: A thought is the awareness of what I am feeling, what the reasons, purpose, and consequences of my feeling are. A thought is what exists inside the desire, in the sensation within the desire. A thought without a desire is a philosophy; it is groundless. There is matter and the form that the matter takes. There is a perception of the form and the thought of “why the matter feels this way.”

Question: Do all of us need to be “like one man in one opinion or thought”?

Answer: We need to reach a state where our desires will become mutual, common, and integral so there will not be a difference in our thoughts, desires, and the Lights which permeate through us as one Light. At the same time, however, everyone will also feel their separate lives, just like an organ inside a body: A heart operates differently than the lungs, but they share a common life inside one body, above the impressions and sensations of every organ. And this higher life that they all live is called Elokut (a spiritual life).

Each organ has a separate life, each participates within the general system of the body, and there is also the mutual life of the entire body. Everything is interconnected, and nothing cancels out the other, nothing disappears, not hatred or love, as nothing disappears in spirituality.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/13/10, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence”

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