Answer: Surely, we are not talking about the reality of our world. Otherwise, you will be reproached with hard-heartedness: “Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? You study Kabbalah and do not give away everything you have.” Ignorant people think that you have to sweat to provide the others with their material needs.
In truth, to help the other means to show him how he can correct himself. The only exception to this rule is basic human needs. We have to provide everyone with the barest necessities of life so that there will be no people in the world who lack the basics of life.
However, beyond that we care exclusively about correction of the soul. There is no place for doubt: First of all, a person needs to secure for himself the basic, “animate” existence, and in everything else he has to provide for the “human” within, meaning the soul.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/23/2011 on The Principles of Global Education
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