Until we completely correct our ego, where we can position ourselves to the benefit of society—which is already a degree like we never saw before anywhere in this world—then we are always criminals of sorts.
We are criminals from birth. It is because we are each born with our ego, and so we each wish to benefit ourselves, and besides benefiting ourselves, we might also feel good by harming others, because we measure ourselves in relation to others.
Criminals, in essence, are those who breach “Love your neighbor as yourself,” which is the general law of reality, and a crime is wishing to harm others for the sake of self-benefit. In short, we benefit by feeling better off than others, either by acquiring money or other possessions, or by obtaining some form of honor or control from the crime.
Based on the video “When Do We Consider That a Person Is Criminal?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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