What Do We Celebrate On Pesach (Passover)

252Question: Who are “Egyptians” and “Israelites” in spiritual work?

Answer: The Torah speaks of man as an object that includes the whole world. Everything is inside a person.

The Egyptians in us are egoistic forces; the Israelites are altruistic forces or forces that want to be altruistic but are ruled by the Egyptians (egoism).

Pharaoh personifies the complete egoism in which we find ourselves.

The Creator is the upper force that governs Pharaoh, Moses, and everyone else. His task is to bring all creation to be like Him, to altruism. But this requires awareness of egoism being evil and the way out of it.

Moses is a force that is a part of the Creator, which is inside man and pulls him forward toward the disclosure and understanding of the highest spiritual properties.

Interactions occur between these forces when a person feels which of his desires are egoistic, which are altruistic, which of them seek connection with the Creator, and which of them cling to the Pharaoh.

Thus, he sorts them out, and as a result of his work, he understands which voice speaks to him, he realizes that he is completely under the rule of the Pharaoh. Wherever he turns, the Pharaoh is lurking in him.

It seems to him that he is already working for the sake of bestowal and love of neighbors, that he is above all earthly egoistic desires, but he still continues to constantly reveal them inside. In the end, he does not just despair but becomes convinced that the Pharaoh owns everything, one hundred percent.

But at the same time, a special point, called Moses, stands out in him and it opposes Pharaoh. It enters into a fight with him and dooms itself to the ten Egyptian plagues, which our egoism must go through. So, man begins to understand that he can get rid of the ego. But how? It is not clear yet.

With this sensation, he enters a dark night where, on one hand, it is not obvious and not clear how the deliverance will take place, but on the other hand, he passionately desires it. This night is called the night of the exodus from Egypt, which we celebrate on Passover.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 4/13/16

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