Daily Kabbalah Lesson


The Daily Page - 13-10-10

The Daily Page is a collection of excerpts taken from the daily Kabbalah lesson with Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch

How to Ascend by Stepping Over Yourself


If I admit that the system of the universe that appears before me is actually more corrected than what I see, it means I relate to it by faith above reason or above my vision. I understand that I don't see the true state of reality because right now my reality is what I feel in my desire, my broken vessel. And indeed, "A judge has nothing more than what his eyes see," and what I see is a broken world. In order to advance I have to ascend above this "judge." So who is my judge? It's the group.

That is to say, besides me there is one more judge - the opinion of the environment. If after checking myself I accept the group's opinion, that means I accept this position despite not really seeing it. What I really see is what my eyes see. And two opinions cannot exist simultaneously. There can only be one or the other. You cannot look with two eyes through different glasses and see the same thing. You see that the pictures are different! However, you understand that the view of the environment is more advanced because it goes against your egoistic nature.

Thus, you continuously advance by accepting the group's opinion instead of your own. You ascend to that opinion and make it your own, and then you once again replace it with the environment's opinion that is higher still. That is how you ascend higher and higher, as it is written, "The group today is you tomorrow!"


From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/13/10, Talmud Eser Sefirot


The Strong Are Always at the Front


Question: Looking at our world I see that there are seven billion people who are still uncorrected. So what are we doing wrong in the process of studying The Zohar? If we are talking about correction, then can't it happen at any moment?

Dr. Laitman's Answer: Imagine a moving herd. It has strong leaders that understand where to go, how to avoid falling into pits, how to climb hills and squeeze through narrow gorges, and how to guard oneself against robbers on the road or predatory beasts. On the other hand, the weaker ones have to be on the inside.

The main mass is always weak, but you cannot get rid of it because you have to achieve the general correction. You have to protect them, therefore you place them inside as the most important part.

That's because the thing you depend on becomes the most important thing to you. For example, you hide a baby inside. The weak are not killed off like in Sparta. A society that does this is doomed to perish.

Therefore, those who are strongest always walk at the outer edge. The others walk on the inside, surrounded by the strong from all sides. There is a group surrounding all humanity and all humanity may be doing nothing besides advancing inside the group even without realizing it, like children.

That is why the seven billion people do not have any spiritual force despite their quantity. The science of Kabbalah informs us that all of the inanimate nature is equal to one plant, and all the plants are equal to one animal, and all the animals to one person. The same thing is true of the human species.

Therefore, the majority of the people will receive everything only from those who really change the world.


From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/13/10, The Zohar


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