Some people are connected, yet they teach Tree of Knowledge stuff.
One such historical figure was Rabbi Akiva Ben Joseph. He was a Rabbinic sage. There is always one rabbinic sage in any generation in an area… he was active in Jerusalem. A rabbinic sage is a thought leader.
Rabbi Akiva was connected to source. He connected deeply and long. But he taught from the knowledge of the world.
He was a tanna, which means “repeat” i.e. repeat what is already known.
That is a thought leader. Thinking is entirely Tree of Knowledge. Thinking, logic, reason. It vibrates at a maximum frequency of 499.
Not bad. Einstein, Newton, and other scientists vibrated there. Even my revered writer/philosopher Ayn Rand vibrated there. Tesla vibrated there. So it is not bad. But it is all Tree of Knowledge.
Our lives got limited, our health was destroyed, our ego tainted on this level or existence, but cannot be “repaired” on this same level of knowledge or thinking or existence.
Returning to Rabbi Akiva: He started late, but became a scholar and had plenty of followers. Depending on who you listen to, 24,000 or 48,000.
He taught the Old Testament. But when there was a plague, all his students died except four. He was devastated and went to the desert to meditate (connect to God to get some answers) and came back repentant. He realized that he taught everything as knowledge, but he forgot to teach the context: love your neighbor as yourself.
What did that mean in his school? It meant that although the students were friendly, they were competitive. It was an honor sought after to be the best, and everybody wanted to be the best, and hated to see another student win.
Loving your neighbor is not a feeling. You love your pet… but that is not the same.
The evil eye comes from the lack of this love, where you send negative energy to the one that is becoming successful.
The opposite of “loving your neighbor as yourself” is coveting. 1 Coveting what belongs to them. House, wife, success, health, life, even if you can’t see how they “deserved” it, wanting it for yourself is the most basic violation of the “real” commandment: NO desire for the self alone. Anything that belongs to another is not available for you to desire. You need to earn your own.
I have had someone in my life who is like that. How did it happen, how did I attract it to myself , I do not know.
As long as they can call me “My little friend” they are happy. But if I dare becoming bigger, God have mercy on my soul…
I have been contemplating removing them (again) from my life.
I have been looking if a capacity to allow another to win could be created and downloaded to this person.
What do you think? What shall I do?
I’d like to ask your thoughts. The person who gives me the best reasoning for their advice will win all my products for free for a year. Is that a deal?