Dr. Michael Laitman To Change the World – Change Man

The Dichotomy of Self: Understanding Our Egoistic Nature and Spiritual Potential

We are the source of joy and sorrow mine.

We are a repository of filth, and pure spring.

People, as in a mirror, the world is multifaceted.

He is insignificant and he is infinitely great! – Omar Khayyam

Indeed, we are a repository of both filth and purity. What this means is that we were cast away from the spiritual side of love, bestowal and connection to their corporeal opposites.

We do not feel the spiritual qualities, nor any closeness to them, and nor any need to come closer to them. We are simply absorbed within ourselves, in our own egoistic self-interest.

Filth is the fact that we deny the spiritual world, i.e., a world filled with the qualities of love, bestowal and connection. In such a state, we hold no importance in a spiritual connection. Instead, we wish to possess weapons to protect and advance us in our egoistic corporeal realm.

Where, then, is the purity within us? It is in that we cannot understand our state. That is actually our salvation. We are forgiven and even strengthened albeit our incredible distance from the spiritual qualities of love, bestowal and connection, and lack of acceptance of their program of governance in our lives. Why? It is because we are a lost generation.

The purity here is that nothing sticks to us. We do not become soiled by being in filth because we also do not feel it, The filth is likewise not something that sticks to us.

In other words, our purity is our very lack of feeling our own filth and wickedness, and it helps us. We do not need to feel our filth in order to cleanse ourselves of it. That we are immersed in filth is enough. We need to work on it, and then it will manifest to the necessary extent.

We need to understand that we are alone with the single force of love, bestowal and connection that created and sustains us. If we reach such an understanding, then our next actions should be to accord with the qualities of that force as much as we can.

We will then feel whatever filth we need to feel, and we will come out of it. But most importantly is that initial contact with the single force of love, bestowal and connection. There are certain efforts we can do in that direction, which invites the feeling of that single force to us.

Likewise, as in the original quote above, we are great in that the single force of love, bestowal and connection is always with us, and insignificant in that we pay no attention to it.

Moreover, reaching that greatness does not depend on an individual, but on a collective decision, i.e., the spirit within the people.

Our evolutionary trajectory is leading us to such a collective state, and we will reach it, but for the time being we see how even a single nation cannot arise with such a collective decision of togetherness toward the single force of love that would bind them together.

However, even though such ideas do not resonate with people on any mass level yet, a critical mass of people who awaken with an aspiration to draw love and unity into our lives above our egoistic drives can reach a collective decision to do so sooner than an entire population, thereby positively influencing the masses after them.

Everything comes down to a single formula: unity among us equals unity with the single source force of love, bestowal and connection that dwells in nature. That formula encompasses everything in existence. When humanity enters into such a unity, then that single force will become revealed to all, as it is written, “from the least of them to the greatest of them.”

Based on KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Semion Vinokur on February 26, 2024. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

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