Question: How do we use envy in the group correctly?
Answer: Envy and ambition are very powerful tools. Envy magnifies descent and ascent. The greater it is, the better or worse the friends look in my eyes. As a result, this “amplifier” helps me to advance since without envy, I won’t see anything good in the friends.
In that case, on what side does envy play? Is it for egoism or against it? It depends on how I use it. It is in my power to assign it a vector that will seek the needed qualities. If I exalt the friends in my eyes to the level of the final correction, then I envy them to the same degree. In this case, the envy drives me forth, after them.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/10/10, “The Matter of Above Reason”
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