First Of All The Group

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: If a person has not yet realized himself in a group, still hasn’t acquired an intention in order to bestow, how can he turn to the general public to take care of it and be concerned for it?

Answer: Here is the whole point of the group, at the forefront for us. First of all we build it. And we go out to the general public provided that, above all, it helps the group.

As long as I have not accepted the right form within the group, I don’t have any reason to go out to the masses. Even today, our massive external dissemination means that we feel an even greater need for uniting internally.

Also, children who are born into a family give greater strength to the marital union; they give the parents the need and reason to continue to be together. And conversely, couples without children divorce more easily, without a feeling of belonging to each other; they see no reason to continue to be together.

Therefore, in that we are concerned for the external public, first of all we maintain the consolidation and unity of the friends. And then in work with the general public we have a double benefit: First of all we are doing this according to the command of the Creator, second, through our constant consolidation in the group according to the requirements of external factors, we acquire the ability to receive inner strength from above.

In a manner like this, the components of this triangle act mutually: the group, the external public, and the Creator. And the Creator acts on us through the general public.

First Of All The Group
And that is how it is until everything becomes one.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9./22/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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