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Michael Laitman, PhD

The Thought Is the Servant of Desire

The Creator created a desire to receive, to enjoy, and nothing else. The greater desire to enjoy rules the smaller desire to enjoy.

If so, what are thoughts, intellect? Thoughts help us shift from one desire to another, from one state to another, from a specific form of desire to a different form of desire.

The desire is the substance of creation, and the thought is the means that helps us use these desires, to integrate them in us, to move in the force field of these desires from greater desire to a smaller one or vice versa, like moving toward a magnet or away from it.

But whatever my desire is at the moment, it always controls me.

This is why I must use the power of thought to help me understand and convince myself that my desire, my state, my current circumstances are bad, and that better circumstances exist.

In the wisdom of Kabbalah, analyzing my current desire using the thought is called “recognition of evil,” and the thought develops in me by the action of the upper light.

Mind and heart alternate dominance within us, but we always move by the same flow pattern: desire-thought-desire.

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