Question: Every Friday I come to the lesson at your center, and we have also opened up a new center in my city which is like a community. Is that enough? Do I have a group?
Answer: I cannot tell you whether or not you have a group. No matter how many of our centers and events you attend, I do not know if you have a group.
Moreover, some people come here on a daily basis; they take part in different duties, pay Maaser, and carry out many instructions. However, I know that they don’t have a group. It would seem like a person’s physical presence is enough, but such a person may still lack a group.
Question: So what should I do? What is a group?
Answer: The group is inner unity with other people when I know that I will attain the Light only through this unity. I will reveal the Light that influences me and corrects me only on the condition that I unite with them because the Light is concealed precisely inside our unity.
Question: Can I choose these people?
Answer: Of course. In his articles about the group Rabash writes that you choose them according to their aspiration to the goal. Is their goal to reach unity, and through unity – bestowal, and through bestowal – the Creator?
Do they want to reveal the spiritual world, to love their neighbor as themselves? If I see that as a whole they aspire precisely to this, if they don’t neglect this goal, and if they make efforts, then I am together with them.
Question: Can two people be a group?
Answer: Yes. The group is a notion whose meaning is that I come out of myself. It doesn’t matter toward whom I am coming out to. Let it be one thing: the Creator or a friend, or let it be many people; that doesn’t matter. The main thing is that you come out of yourself.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/15/10, “What is the Day of the Lord and the Night of the Lord in the Work”