Work Based On A Combination Of Contradictions

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: How do I combine two states when in one of them, I must ask for help for my friends to unite and in the other, be small in relation to the group?

Answer: A person must simultaneously seem to be in two states. On one hand, I think that I am big, and the salvation of my friends depends on me. On the other, I think that I am small, and I completely depend on them. These two states should not mutually eliminate one another. Spirituality is always built on two states, but we have a problem with this.

As a matter of fact only one force, the force of reception, operates in our world. This is why we are unable to feel the upper world that was created out of two forces, the combination of the right and the left lines. And we add the middle line that consists of the force of reception and the force of bestowal. The balance between them creates the inner fulfillment in the point of our unity.

In the end, all our constant efforts to exist between these two forces—in the contradiction of I, the Creator, and the group, all of us together or separately—have to combine and connect into a system within me where I will revolve freely between them.

Everything in our world is built on the interaction of two forces, expansion and constriction, plus and minus. The problem is that these two forces pertain to egoistic reception. We must begin to form a completely different structure within us, a structure where the force of reception and the force of bestowal really will be opposite. We create the structure of the soul namely by rising above this contradiction.

So, you do not need to worry about having to cancel one of these two forces out. Instead, you need to live in the contradiction, trying to be in absolute unity with others despite the presence of a variety of problems.
From the Sunday Virtual Lesson Series 12/11/2011

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