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
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
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
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