The Great Value Of Lo Lishma

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe state of Lo Lishma isn’t just an ordinary corporeal ego. Being in a state of Lo Lishma (not for Her sake) means that I try to be in a state of Lishma (for Her sake) and to perform actions of bestowal, and to discover time after time that I still perform them for my own benefit.

The time during which I make efforts in order to ascend above my ego and to reach an action of bestowal but am still unable to do so is called the period of Lo Lishma.

Question: Perhaps one time isn’t enough in order to invert my nature from Lo Lishma to Lishma.

Answer: Of course it doesn’t happen all at once. There are 125 levels and each of them is divided into many more states. Baal HaSulam says that we don’t understand how great the state of Lo Lishma is. It is even much greater than we can imagine and think that the state of Lishma is.

It is because the real state of Lo Lishma means that I do my best to perform an action of bestowal, with all my might, but eventually I discover that I still act as a result of the desire to receive, in order to receive an egoistic profit.

Question: Is there a certain structure or an environment where one can enter in order to perform the necessary inversion?

Answer: Yes, this is the role of the group.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/23/14, Shamati #8

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