We Will Never Succeed By Receiving

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe cannot evaluate each other in any way because there are no true criteria for comparison. Suppose you produce fifty products a day, and I produce only thirty. As a result, your salary is higher than mine, and I, feeling helpless, am angry at you because I measure the two of us by the same standard. At present, we both judge things this way.

We have to understand that every person has their point of the soul, and we have no right to judge others. We only have to help one another so that everyone will fulfill himself in the best possible way. Besides that, there is no other way, attitude, or standard that determines the right mutual connection. I can only evaluate myself and others in bestowal. We will never be equal and right in receiving. Even if both of us feel that we manage to “work well together,” others will start looking at us suspiciously.

The world will never come to good according to the laws of egoism. You can forget about reaching some fair calculation in receiving, which will be perceived as right for more than a moment. A person’s best calculations will never please others.

Therefore, let us not get even with each other according to power, success, brains, feelings, parents, or education. Let us simply disregard this. The world should understand that if we demand people to give each other something or to take something, we will never create anything stable and lasting. Any theory will be refuted.

We must therefore switch to the track of bestowal.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/6/2011, “Peace in the World”

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  1. Thank you for pointing this out. I cannot judge another through comparisons of me being spiritual and them not. Or anything like that. I can only judge them through bestowal or caring about fullfilling their needs. And, through fullfilling their needs I can “see” who they are. Also, in understanding their needs, I raise myself above “getting even through power, success, brains, etc.”

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