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Michael Laitman, PhD

The Collective Egoism of Society

Q: Is it not enough to not steal and curse and be kind to one another?

A: Certainly not. That is not what the Creator demands of us. The spiritual attributes that we must attain are quite different from what is considered as good in our society. We have created definitions for acceptable behavior, such as how not to annoy one another. We call it “a civilized society.”

In truth, it is only a modified use of collective egoism and has nothing to do with the spiritual attributes that we must attain.

We have to develop within us spiritual attributes through the influence of the Upper Light, which shines and affects us only by studying the books of Kabbalah. This is because, when the author wrote them, he had attained a certain spiritual degree and was in contact with that Light.

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