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Then suddenly this sensation is lost; we forget about everything and have nothing left of this state. Why does that happen?
Answer: It is because only one small portion of your egoism is revealed to you, which you rose above and began to, at least, listen to what is happening in spirituality. In order to reveal greater egoism, you have to add it. Therefore, egoism is added to you, and this is accompanied by a feeling of descent.
Suppose we go through a certain state, talk about the group, feel something. In order to rise to the next level, we need an additional bit of egoism. If at our initial egoistic level we had 10 kg of egoism, then another 10 kilograms are added. Since this egoism is not yet corrected, we feel a descent of minus 10.
But actually it is a plus. Is it possible to grow without egoism? Now, working in the group, I turn this egoism into an ascent, and so I grow to the next step.
Therefore, we go through states of descent and we should appreciate them! The most important thing is to appreciate our egoism. If it were not there, we would not be able to rise, we could not feel the Creator. We need to reach a state of minus infinity.
We must feel the entire Malchut of the world of Infinity, the whole huge Kli (vessel of the soul), everything the Creator created. Can you imagine the great egoism we must reach? Otherwise we will not feel ourselves against the Creator. After all, the connection with Him goes only through our ego.
It is said that Pharaoh brings Israel closer, that is, people directed to the Creator, to Him that gives them their egoism. Therefore, we must be able to overcome all the states of the descent in order to most effectively implement the revealed egoism.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/4/19
Answer: No one bears any responsibility except the Creator. The Creator starts and performs everything, makes all decisions, and gets results. It is the same force.
It leads us through all the trivialities and problems of life, pushes us in all directions, and leads us into all sorts of conflicts.
We are lost inside this life, and it is precisely because of these circumstances, this “roller coaster,” along which we constantly turn up and down, to come to a state where we need to relax, surrender to the stream carrying us, and wish to be merged with this force that governs everything.
Can I achieve this or not? If I can, I do not need anything else because everything suddenly becomes static, calm, and serene. There is only one thought—the purpose of creation, and this purpose is embodied in us.
This thought draws all sorts of changes in my perception in me, and this inner movie that is spinning in me, I perceive as a world outside of me. But in fact, it does not exist, everything happens inside me.
I need to gradually adapt to this picture, to live in it so that it does not interfere with me, and my incorrect perception does not prevent me from living in this world too. It will turn out that I exist in two worlds: the upper world, which the Creator shows me, and the world that represents my distorted consciousness.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/27/19
New Life #1109 – Coping With Anger
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, anger derives from imbalance. The dominance of the ego in a person distorts his picture of the world. He feels unable to control a situation and requires the influence of a relaxing environment to calm him down. The environment must help him rise above the anger. Everything that happens to us is a game that comes from above and directs us to ascend further and further.
From KabTV’s “New Life #1109 – Coping With Anger,” 4/11/19
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