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Michael Laitman, PhD

The Perfection of Creation

Q: What is perfection and how can it be attained?

A: Perfection is something that cannot be explained, but can be attained! It is possible, however, to explain what characterizes it. There can be only one perfection, never two – either one or both of them are incomplete.

Creation is the state of the Creator because the Creator is unique and supreme. Is it possible to attain the Creator? That is the purpose of the life of each and every one of us. The method by which we can attain perfection is called Kabbalah. If you start to study it, you will feel the most wondrous sensations.

The whole difference between man and beast is that man has the freedom of choice. In the directive, “Therefore, choose life (Deuteronomy 30, 19)” the term, “life,” refers to adhesion with the attributes of the Creator.

Q: If, as you say, we have to resemble the Creator, why not aspire to peace?

A: The Creator is in a state of “complete rest” because He is in a perfect situation and does not require any change. You want peace as well, but shame and its other manifestations – vanity, or the quest for knowledge or power - compel you to move on. Your situation is not complete, and therefore, if you do nothing, you are regarded as lazy.

To aspire to your root means to aspire to its perfection. Peace is a result of that perfection.

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