Do We Need To Develop The Ego?

600.02Question: We need to develop the ego as much as possible in order to attain the Creator. But what if a person is not an egoist?

Answer: We do not need to develop the ego. This is totally wrong. The ego will develop by itself.

We do not need to worry about becoming wicked. On the contrary, we need to try and be good, and then we will become wicked because increasingly greater negative attributes will begin to appear in us so that we can correct them.

On the other hand, if I do not succeed in this correction, I will not be given more negative attributes because I cannot cope with what I already have.

Question: If we compare the ego to a nerve in our tooth without which the tooth cannot live, then if we compare Kabbalists to dentists, do they have to heal the aching tooth or remove it?

Answer: You cannot remove it. We will still need to correct the ego and nothing else will help us. We will simply suffer from a “toothache” much longer.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 8/18/19

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