Contrary To The Benefit Of Everyone Else

laitman_627.1Question: There is something in people that prevents them from revealing their dependence on one another. This is what we call egoism. What do you, as a Kabbalist, consider egoism?

Answer: Egoism is love for oneself, which is the opposite of love for everything else: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human elements of nature.

Question: A definition of this concept is that “Egoism is behavior that is entirely determined by a person’s desire aimed at his own benefit and advantage.” Do you agree with that?

Answer: Here it must be added that, as a rule, this is an aspiration contrary to the interests and benefit of everyone else . That is, I do not just fulfill myself, I do it through using others.

Remark: Moreover, that filling leads to devastation.

Answer: Of course, because when a person is filled with something, he immediately comes to a feeling of emptiness and an even greater desire to be filled.

Remark: In addition, our egoism is not controlled by us, but by a society that defines our values.

Answer: We get egoistic aspirations from the outside either in a simple way, when we compare our wealth with what our neighbor has, or they come from above, it is not known from where. But every moment egoistic impulses arise in us, the ego develops, and we are created with a general desire to satisfy it.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era,”4/2/20

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