Free Self-Expression Through Altruism

Dr. Michael LaitmanSince all of nature except man fulfills its predestination, and only man is created opposite to nature, man is given freedom of will in just one thing—in everyone’s free self-expression by means of making altruistic acts.

In the wisdom of Kabbalah altruistic act is called “the screen and the Reflected Light,” while in everyday life altruism simply means bestowal to others. Man’s freedom of choice is to fulfill himself in bestowal in regard to all others.

All of nature is based on bestowal, and only man is opposite to it because he is an egoist who always wants to receive and makes a calculation only for his own benefit. Therefore, he is given the only freedom of choice: to turn reception into bestowal. There are no limits to this and everyone can do it. A person is limited in reception but bestowal is infinite.

Reception and bestowal are the only two actions man is capable of. Either he receives according to his nature, obeying selfish instincts, or he rises above his egoism and becomes independent of it, making his own calculation. That is why it’s called free will, free action or free existence.

To be “free people” means to become a group of people who are interconnected by mutual bestowal. The only way to escape from troubles and get closer to the good are altruistic actions by which we use the power of unity and achieve correction.

It is absolutely essential to the modern world that is gradually slipping into chaos. Soon we will see that such hatred and disputes will break out in every Parliament, that it would be impossible to govern countries. By the end of the year, the world will look very different.

Question: According to statistics, world’s eight richest people are as wealthy as half of the world’s population. In terms of worldly altruism it turns out that these eight rich people should donate their wealth to the poor?

Answer: It is not about that. After all, rich people earned their fortune according to the laws established by human society? If the poor were in the shoes of the rich, they would not think that it is necessary to share this wealth.

But the world needs to understand that if they want to move in the right direction, it is possible only through unification and we need integral education to achieve that. Within such integral groups, a person will receive good force, confidence, and support.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/19/17, Lesson on the Topic: “Mismah Arosa (Arosa Document)

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