Rabash, “Make Yourself a Rav and Buy Yourself a Friend – 2”: There is a famous maxim by our sages, “As their faces differ, their views differ.” Thus, those who have agreed among them to unite into a group understood that there isn’t such a great distance between them in the sense that they understand the necessity to work in love of others. Therefore, each of them will be able to make concessions in favor of the others, and they can unite around that.
It is because we all have one goal that is above all the disagreements and which can unite us. So we only have to let it operate on us in order to unite as much as possible. In order to do that we constantly have to use all the actions that can lead to our connection according to the advice of Kabbalists. By that we raise the importance of the goal so that it will influence us; we draw the Light that Reforms from the world of Ein Sof (Infinity), which connects us. We are different, of course, and we mustn’t change that. All we have to do is to connect the sparks that are concealed in each one, so that they will become one flame that burns above all the gaps. The more these gaps grow, the more fuel there will be for the flame.
There is a certain moment in every person’s advancement in which he is awakened from above. Before that he is prepared by being given different troubles and problems, and his heart is softened by the sufferings. Thus he becomes more refined in his thought and his desire. He is brought half a level up from the bottom by the sufferings.
These sufferings help him ascend above the lower half of the level, above AHP. Thus he is shown that he should ascend even higher and overcome the upper half of the level, GE. This means that he overcomes half a level by sufferings and the other half by his efforts.
Thus a person ascends to the next level, which is actually the phase we are in now. We have been through lots of searching, working, efforts, and talks, and it has accumulated in us to a certain measure, which means to half of the next level. Now we begin to work on the other half by gathering in groups of ten, which is the phase of our practical work.
We don’t have an urge or a desire to do so, of course, and we feel confused at the moment, but this is already the second half of the level that we have to overcome by our own powers, by our work. In the first half we only prepared for the real work, we tried and made efforts during the study, the dissemination, and the duties.
Now, however, we have reached a new state in which the world also plays a big part. We are obligated to start the practical work in the group, and so we began to speak about it and to assimilate it among us. The main work in the group is to connect our sparks, which are our yearning for one goal, regardless of anything but it.
We should be careful of all the other differences and contrasts and not let them interrupt our connection. The main thing is that love should cover all the problems called “sins.” And that the love that ties us together should be totally aimed at bringing the Creator contentment, which is the ultimate goal upon which we all agree in advance.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/22/13