An Obvious Condition Without Words

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Why does Baal HaSulam speak only about the need to adhere to books and writers in his articles without mentioning the importance of adhering to the group?

Answer: The importance of adhering to the group isn’t mentioned because it’s a clear and obvious condition. The unity, the connection with others, is the vessel without which it’s practically impossible to start working. Thanks to it you rise above your ego and reach a minimal desire to bestow, from which you continue.

But if you don’t have an environment, which helps you rise out of this hole, from your ego, then there is no one to talk to. It’s about a person, about a discernment in us that rises above the ego, and this is possible only by adhering to the friends. Unless you perform these actions, it’s as if you weren’t born yet, and there’s no one to talk to yet. We aren’t talking about what a person has to do as long as he is a drop of semen and has not yet been born.

It’s about a person who already exists, which means about the discernment within a person that is evoked and that rises above his ego. This is possible only with the help of the environment. To the extent that a person is adhered to the environment, he can exit his ego and rise above it. There is no other force that can pull him out.

Later we can already speak about his other spiritual actions for which the force of the environment is also needed since he himself has no powers. A person is a desire to receive, and there’s nothing we can say about it. It’s only about the part that rose above the ego and is therefore called a friend, a person.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/05/12, Shamati #25

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