Question: If a person isn’t sufficiently ready for the convention and attends, he will say, “This is all very nice. People are uniting and that’s not a bad thing.” However, he won’t feel that this unity holds something higher, something that it is different from other kinds of unity. Is it OK for him to leave the convention feeling this way?
Answer: Every person has his own goal in life. The convention is a gathering of people who desire to attain the Creator and the Creator can be attained if you love your neighbor as yourself.
We are not opposed to having the most different kind of people come to us. Let them see who we are. Even if a person is opposed to Kabbalah or to us in particular, this will help him to find out exactly why he is against it.
In any case, when we come in contact with any person, no matter what his connection with us, we pass a portion of Light to him and thus the whole world advances toward correction. This is exactly why the breaking occurred, except that it happened in a more dramatic state. The breaking was necessary to pass sparks of Light into Kelim that cannot receive the Light otherwise. After the breaking, we can pass the Light to everyone using different forms of connection, even ones that aren’t very pleasant.
Therefore, even if our enemies and opponents have a connection with us, it’s a good thing. This is a form of connection that isn’t “Panim be Panim” (face to face), but “Panim be Ahor” (face to back) or even “Ahor be Ahor” (back to back). In any case, it’s a form of connection. That’s why people sometimes desire to fight in order to come into contact with each other.
From the lesson on 10/22/10, Baal HaSulam’s Letter 17