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Daily Kabbalah Bites - 07-10-10

The most outstanding Q & A, excerpts, examples, illustrations, definitions, and advice from the Daily Kabbalah Lesson of Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch

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Repentance from Fear and Repentance from Love

What are the meanings of the concepts repentance from fear and repentance from love?

Repentance from Fear and repentance from love are the two sides of the correction.

"Repentance from fear" is called thus since I am still working against my ego, and above it am building the degree of my relations to others. I am still in the control of the ego all the time, and am working in order to stop it, to end it. Even though it grew and although pleasures are exposed in it, in any case I am above it and thus determine my relation to others. This is to say that my relation to others is determined in how much ego, which I am working above, I am able to vacate for others. Thus it is called, "repentance from fear," where the desire to receive is still burning within, working, igniting me, and I am in fear, in anxiety, as if objecting, and on this I build the relation. This is the level of faith, repentance from fear.

Contrary to this is "repentance from love," where there is no objection to my ego, to my fears and how not to fall within my desires.  Here we are already talking about acquiring deficiency for others. Also here the work is above the desire to receive, but the desire to receive is already of another type. It is for others.  Therefore, it is called "repentance from love."

 

- from the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/07/10 (minutes 32-36)

 

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Instead of Him, You are at Fault

What is the correct relation to a bad quality that I see in a friend?

"He who finds fault in others, finds it within himself," and I need to see if these things are in my favor or not. If it seems to me that a friend, for example, is showing off, then it's a sign for me. It's the way I see things and then I need to think why I am shown these things specifically.

I need to see it on two planes, both for the criticism and also to check myself. I can't waive the criticism since I must relate to the society as I see it, and on the other hand, the faults I see are my own. This is to say that on the one hand, I need to correct the society and on the other hand, I need to check within me where the disturbance that I see in my friend exists in me since otherwise I wouldn't see it.

 

- from the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/07/10 (minutes 36-39)

 
 
 
 
 

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