Do Not Reveal The Secrets Of Your Heart

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn Kabbalah, we don’t talk about personal feelings. We do speak of love of friends, but only generally, without mentioning ourselves or any specific names.

It is necessary to speak about the greatness of the teacher, the Creator, the group, and the importance of the goal because without inspiring one another, we won’t advance. This gives us strength to work, and that’s why we need the group. But nobody speaks about it from the first person, revealing their inner feelings and desires (Kelim).

In fact, the others are not yet reformed to Bina’s degree (Hafetz Hesed), meaning not “to do to others what you don’t wish to be done to you” and therefore, may harm you with their thoughts. Hence, this ban exists.

You talk about how exalted the spiritual goal is, but not about how you or somebody else is inspired by spirituality. You should talk about the law that works in creation, the formula in the system of forces, without pointing at anyone specifically.

All our work is internal and humble. I must view the group not as individual people and faces, but as forces who yearn toward the Creator, bestowal, and who unify in order to reach this goal together. This bond of our desires, this internal connection is what we call the group.

Hence, when I speak about the group, I don’t mention people’s names. It is as if there are no people and only desires tied by the mutual guarantee! If these desires reach the level of connection when it truly becomes for bestowal in the first degree, they reveal it, along with the Light of Hassadim that fills it, meaning mutual bestowal.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/26/2011, Writings of Rabash

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One Comment

  1. This is a great article, you are correct that humility is crucial and that if hierarchy is established in any way it will invoke hatred. This is not saying specialization isn’t necessary. No one likes being degraded, or having less. It is the source of conflict. Besides, how can we pretend that we are in a pyramid structure (hierarchy) when we are all standing on the very same ground? (:

    word play with hierarchy. Heir is someone who is next to be king. The archy is like an arrow, so hierarchy is a pyramid of heirs… aka bad and everyone hates and wants to be on top. Look at Hollywood or anything else like this, higher we go the more evil they get.

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