In the article “The Purpose of Society,” Rabash writes that man is born as loving only himself, and hence he can’t make the tiniest move without serving himself. Yet without renouncing egoistical love in us, it is impossible to reach the adhesion with the Creator, the equivalence of His properties.
Therefore, the group is necessary for in it the desires and strengths of each add to one another. Everyone is then able to use this immense common force in order to renounce the egoistical desire that prevents him from fulfilling the purpose he is born for. This group must consist of people who have a common purpose. Then together, they will comprise one huge force that enables each of them to struggle with himself.
In order to receive the collective power from the group, everyone must contribute his strength to it and renounce himself, that is, only see his friends’ strengths instead of their weaknesses. If he considers himself just a little higher than them, he cannot unite with them, bring in his force, and receive the collective one.
- Human nature – love of self.
- The purpose of creation – adhesion with the Creator through the equivalence of properties with Him.
- It is impossible to fulfill the purpose of the creation on one’s own, but only within the group and through its power.
- In the group, all must be equal in the purpose, means, and one’s own annulment. Annulment is only possible by exalting the friends.
- The greatness of the environment is reached in words and actions.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/20/10, Article “The Purpose of Society”