Changing Ourselves Together

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn our times physical actions don’t determine anything. Nature is demanding the right attitude from us. And this is the problem. We shouldn’t give out free help to people or take the last shirt off our backs. What’s required from you is a different attitude. You have to change yourself rather than the way you act.

Until now we acted physically, the way our egoism or false altruism desired. We gave out bread to the poor and generally speaking, tried to change the world any way we liked. But it’s been enough. The results speak for themselves. From now on, we are the ones who have to change.

Instead of changing the world, we want to change ourselves with the help of external forces. This is the new tendency. On this path we will see how everything we have managed to concoct is becoming corrected.

But it’s difficult for a person to grasp this. He thinks, “What, I have to change? Why don’t you just take 10% more in taxes from me instead.” And therefore, this requires the public opinion. It will make easy what now seems difficult. And then it won’t be so difficult anymore. If everyone starts thinking about this, then I will happily join them. After all, the influence of the people around me works by itself. It does not depend on me, I don’t determine anything. I depend on others.

And therefore, we don’t have to turn to every person individually. The most important thing is to change the environment, the general way of thinking in the world. And everything else will come along.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/14/11, “Arvut”
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  1. Is there an egoism of B’nei Baruch? If so, where is it?

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