Egoism—Our Great Assistant

Laitman_115_04The left line helps us build the connection between us. Without the ego, we wouldn’t be able to acquire a form, so it isn’t destroyed. It is as if you place a sheet of copper or gold on it and begin to hammer it until a relief is formed.

It is said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and this is the reason for all our sins because our intentions are really good. You are sure that you can work with all the intentions in order to bestow, but there is a short-circuit and everything is burnt; suddenly you fall into darkness.

We undergo states of ups and downs during the preparation period, in the transition process from Lo Lishma (not For Her Name) to Lishma, the intention to bestow. However, since they are minor, they don’t lead to great mistakes. We need this period in order to balance the two attributes in a person properly so that both the Light and the darkness, the desire and the attribute of bestowal, will be seen as equal, and a person will understand that it is impossible to do without them. The attribute of darkness and the attribute of Light are equal in the attainment of the Creator, and you can’t have one without the other.

A person must properly ascend above his desire to break forward, and to bestow even more. It is as if we all say, for example, how wonderful and good you are because you have done someone a favor, and under the influence of these words, you burst with enthusiasm and bestow even more! Then, you begin to regret it. This regret rolls you down from all the levels just like in the kids’ game of Chutes and Ladders when you advance and suddenly are thrown backward. However, in order to guard ourselves from that, we are given a certain period of time during which these two forces must be balanced properly in us.

The attribute of receiving is the upper mind since it is only thanks to the ego that we begin to understand and perceive the way things really are. The right line, on the other hand, is bestowal and love, and there is no Din (Judgment) here, no limitations, no contrasts, no domination or control. The left line includes everything in it. It is impossible to discover the Creator’s Light without it. The ego is our great helper, but against us.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/31/14

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