“What Are Individual Consciousness And Collective Consciousness, And How Are They Different From Each Other?” (Quora)
Michael Laitman, On Quora: “What are individual consciousness and collective consciousness, and how are they different from each other?“
According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, defining individual consciousness and collective consciousness depends on transforming our inborn natural qualities into a new mode of perceiving reality.
Those who transform their perception of reality into one that is above the inborn egoistic mode of perception, where we want to enjoy for self-benefit alone, perceive reality as a single force of love and bestowal that connects all parts of reality.
Those who do not transform their perception of reality into one that is above the ego, instead perceive reality through much more limited self-serving filters.
Reality thus becomes modeled in us according to our desires and their transformation, or lack of.
There is a major difference between the two modes of perception, and the wisdom of Kabbalah is unique in that it describes the need, the process and the method for transforming our qualities in order to shift from one mode of perception to the other.
Based on KabTV’s “Meetings with Kabbalah” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on March 29, 2019.
Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.