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Michael Laitman, PhD

Estimation and Self-Scrutiny

Q: How can I get used to analyzing after each act? If I fail to analyze it, does it mean that the act was superfluous?

A: Only reading Kabbalah over many months can bring you to feel and appreciate what goes on inside you, assess your thoughts and examine your actions from the point of view of the Kabbalah. Then the scrutiny will begin, meaning the ability to criticize yourself from the perspective of the truth.

Before one attains this ability, a person is like any other beast, because there’s nothing within but one’s animate nature. Only when the seed of the future sublime soul appears can a person appreciate self correctly. Only then does one stop being a beast and become a man, for “man” is that part of God within us.

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