Question: There are many methods of spiritual advancement that seemingly speak about the same thing but disagree with the methods of attaining the Creator. Should each nation have its own method of attaining the upper force?
Answer: This is true, because attaining the Creator is possible only through annulment and elimination of the egoism that separates a person from the Creator. This work really depends on a person’s nature. The main thorough abolition of one’s egoism is called the method of Israel, which Abraham received. There are methods that he gave as gifts to the seventy nations of the world that at that time lived in ancient Babylon.
It is the same principle: one should annul one’s egoism. With this annulment, a person begins to feel the upper force. Every nation has its own type of egoism, and therefore, the methods of its annulment differ. However, any person can use the method of Kabbalah as the main method that helps everyone. The science of Kabbalah is a wide, reliable path, ready for each and every person. Other nations can use their methods, but there is a difference in the type of spiritual attainment they can reach this way.
It is unnecessary for everyone to study the wisdom of Kabbalah because we study not in order to know, but in order to attract the reforming light. The ego’s annulment is possible in different ways. For example, I know of a case where due to great suffering, a person annulled his ego so much that he received a certain sense of the Creator. The method of Kabbalah is like the main highway. But there are all kinds of paths around it designated for different kinds of souls.1
If I do not think about myself, then I am able to think about the Creator. There cannot be two masters in the world: it is either me or the Creator. I do not care about myself but only about how not to disconnect from the thought that the Creator shapes me at every moment, implementing the thought of creation.
I go to work, take care of the family, think about how to safely cross the road, but at the same time, I want to feel how every moment and every situation has been arranged for me by the Creator. This means not thinking about yourself because I think everything is done by the Creator, not that I arrange everything myself.2
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/24/19, Questions and Answers with Dr. Michael Laitman
1 Minute 00:00
2 Minute 16:20