Overtaking The Management

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Is there a connection between the individual and collective governance?

Answer: Yes, there is a two-way connection between them. The collective governance is related to certain parts and, at the same time, affects the entire system of souls, all of which correlates with each individual response.

The souls residing within the circle of the system must ultimately comprise a singular line. In order for all of them to find their own place in it, each of them has to be managed individually. Therefore, there is a program of general and particular management in the system which works from Above downward (marked yellow in the diagram below).

However, this isn’t enough. Now, everybody has to provide an individual feedback: To what degree do I wish to advance and exert additional effort toward the pressure that the management is applying on me? Am I adding my own power to the force of the Light?

Overtaking The Management
The Light affects me “in its time,” pushing me forward by blows whether I like it or not. This process is regarded as “Beito.” However, there is another way: I can accelerate my development and engage in this process before the Light will begin to act. Such acceleration of advancement is regarded as “Achishena.” I align my desire with the desire of the Creator, with correction, the final complete state of existence.

Therefore, the essence of my work is in bringing forth all of my power, thereby neutralizing the power of the Light. I wish to accept the program of governance, understand and implement it independently. This is the reason we received the point in the heart, and, in truth, our sole aspiration is to know and carry out the program of creation.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/15/10, “The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose”

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  1. “Everything that may be attained can be named”. Thanks you for the names rav. They enhance the will, another upper branch for my monkey to grab upward. Both Beito and Achishena are beautiful words, wake-up calls: when the situation is overwhelming and ten of thousands saboteur still or replace our thoughts and leave us confused, a few letters tells it all.

    Kol tuv rav,
    eli feruch

  2. Hi, Marie again.

    We are focusing on the Souls. It is said that there will be a fight between the good and evil inclinations for Man’s Soul. Is this correct?

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