Difficult Path To The Goal

Laitman_514_04Question: What does the prohibition to not worship or serve idols mean for the average person?

Answer: Not to worship idols means not to perceive our current existence as the true state.

The Torah doesn’t refer to ordinary people, but to the person who wants to attain the Creator and reveal the world.

Question: The Torah was written long ago, several thousand years ago, but it talks about things that humanity underwent and continues to go through. It is written, “And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, which the Lord your God assigned to all peoples under the entire heaven, and be drawn away to prostrate yourselves before them and worship them.” It is as if the Torah is appealing, “Stop praying to idols finally!”

Answer: The thing is that there are no forces in nature other than the one force that controls absolutely everything. There is no good and evil, no various opposite qualities and influences. All of it is just a manifestation of one force, one thought, one intention, and one goal.

If I step aside, even a millimeter, from the goal, assuming that I myself think, that i wish, then it is called a sin.

A person must create an environment for himself that will hold him in the direction toward the oneness of the Creator. If he observes this rule, he never will make mistakes in life and will move forward correctly. The Creator develops him by constantly sending him various doubts and showing him that, allegedly, there exist sources of influence other than Him.

A person, despite all apparent disturbances and images, must determine the Creator behind them all and remember that there is only one force, one intention, and one goal that drives him.

If a person studies Kabbalah and is in a correct group that always supports him in this approach to reality, then there is no problem. He gradually finds out exactly what is happening around him.

At the same time, he is washed by the broader society that keeps rinsing him, pouring buckets of dirt on him. How else is it possible to shake a person? He tunes himself to infinite love for the Creator as the source of everything that happens to him, annulling his egoism, the barrier that separates him from the Creator.

Question: Do you think that buckets of dirt help a person cut himself off from his “I?”

Answer: You see in it a great salvation because, otherwise, you would not be able to tear yourself away from the common masses and your egoism.

How else does one break away from egoism? It is only when everyone around you begins to blame and reprove you. This is exactly the way that the upper force influences a person. The Creator prepares the basis for His further revelation in advance. Without this, it is impossible to draw closer to Him.

On the contrary, I must wish to be washed. In the same way that we clean a fish before we cook it, both inside and out, this is the way I want to be treated.

If a person understands the ultimate goal lies in this, then he agrees to everything and thanks the Creator for the test because, for him, this is not an evil, but a redemption.

Question: But can you imagine what would happen if the entire world with its understanding of the truth suddenly began to reveal something!

Answer: Therefore, we must raise our technique, and along with what is revealed, explain to people what it means to move toward the goal.

The Creator does nothing in vain. I and thousands of our students all around the world must accept all of these conditions that we are given from above. Let’s say that we will be humiliated, insulted, and slandered.

So what? I am not interested in this. I am interested in only one thing: whether we are connected with each other, whether we are going further with the conditions that the Creator gave us, and whether we perceive evil as an absolute good.

A person must bless for the evil as well as for the good because evil is just a manifestation of the egoism that he needs to correct. During the rise to the next degree egoism will be revealed more and more, and there’s nothing you can do about it, but you must rise to the next degree through using this egoism! The difference between the degrees is the next threshold of the level of egoism that we need to overcome.

Can you imagine how much strength we need to receive from the Creator in order to be connected between ourselves and climb to the goal despite everything?

Imagine what a joy it is when you are given such “fires of the Inquisition,” and at the same time the opportunity to rise above them!

A person is not given obstacles greater than what he can overcome. We finally have reached these obstacles, and we will have them now! We learn that spiritual ascent is only above the manifestations of egoism. First, we are given a period of time when we study, unite, and learn the wisdom of Kabbalah. But once we are ready, we immediately are given a serious problem.

Question: So, if a serious problem arises, does it mean that we are beginning to explore the next degree?

Answer: Of course, undoubtedly, and we don’t have a right to fall. We must master it because all of humanity is behind us, and we are responsible for them. There can be no retreat. This is the game the Creator is playing with us!

Moreover, in our time, this is the fate of the entire universe, of all of the worlds, of all of the souls who brought us the wisdom of Kabbalah, and now we are responsible for raising the souls of all of humanity above all of the great Kabbalists.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/17/16

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