The Choice Is Yours

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe have to get used to the correct perception of reality. Either we perceive it as it appears today, as though there is some external world out there, or we realize that all of reality is inside us.

This is a huge difference, because in the first case, I perceive all of reality from the perspective of using it for my own interests, and only in this egotistic way do I feel and understand it. And if I perceive reality through this egotistic filter, I feel what we call “this world” in my desire. However, if I perceive the world in the opposite way, which is called bestowal, not according to the formula of “everything is for me,” but rather that “everything is for them,” I feel a different reality called “the upper reality,” “the spiritual world.”

A person should check very carefully in what position his internal switch, the one that directs his thoughts, is: Is it for me or for all of us? Herein lies his free will each time.

The switch is in the middle position, just like an on/off switch, and I can turn it towards me, and then feel this world, or I can turn it “towards others” and feel spirituality. I’m like a switchman who turns the switch and feels either the upper world or this world in his desires.

The switch is in your hands, and how to turn it is your only choice. If you disconnect yourself from your ego and direct your thoughts toward others instead of yourself, you will advance toward bestowal and see the upper world in the same place, in the same desires.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/18/2011, Writings of Rabash

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