Starting A New Page

laitman_600.04Question: Is the quality of mercy, the demonstration of kindness and caring, states associated with the presence or absence of a soul?

Answer: Neither mercy nor cruelty have any association with the soul. It is simply ordinary earthly egoism.

Comment: This is not easily understood by a person…

Answer: If we want to figure something out, we must reject all of our pre-existing conceptions and start with a new page.

This is how it happens in all the sciences, in everything. If I have some kind of a preconceived notion, even more so when it relates to an area in which I have no competency and I could be drawn into a confusion that could last my entire life, then I must first annul myself and only then start to study and understand.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/14/18

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