Corporeal Life And Spiritual Development

Laitman_414Question: Can a person yearn for wealth and prosperity in his corporeal life and at the same time for spiritual growth? Can these two desires coexist?

Answer: No they cannot. First, a person must work for a living and provide for his family, and only then strive for the next state. Spiritual advancement should not be fulfilled at the expense of the family.

If you have a family, you have no right to neglect it; your children, wife and parents need material support. You have to work seriously to bring your whole salary home, to the last penny! Only after distributing it to the needs of your family, can you be free to engage in the wisdom the Kabbalah.

What is more, a Kabbalist must work not only in order to provide for his family, but also in order to be connected through his work with other people. He must be grounded.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/3/16

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  1. Your latest advice during the morning lesson about how to configure ourselves to connect while studying altogether TES, and how to cope with the intellectual or emotional aspect, depending on the matter of the study is a wonder. Thank you so much for all rav Laitman and a big thank you to the student who wisely asked the question..

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