How Can We Hate Evil?

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What can I do so I will always hate evil?

Answer: In order to say that something is good or bad, we have to measure it compared to something. Therefore it says: “Those who love the Lord, hate evil,” this means that they always yearn for attaining an increasingly greater goodness. According to spiritual values, goodness is bestowal and evil is receiving. They actually establish an environment that constantly tells them that bestowal is good, and thus they advance. This is why they perceive it as the hatred of evil.

We discover the Upper Light, the attribute of bestowal and the concealed love according to the equivalence of form. This is why we have to constantly create and increase the attribute of bestowal inside us. The pure attribute of bestowal doesn’t exist in the created being. Instead there is the attribute of receiving with the intention of using it in order to bestow. If this is how we use our nature, in order to bestow, to give, in order to give as much as we possibly can, it means that we bestow.

It’s just like a baby who has nothing to give his mother except for the joy that she feels when he receives from her everything that she wants to give him. This is why receiving remains receiving but the intention of in order to bestow is added to it.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/25/13, Shamati #54The Purpose of the Work

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