Kabbalists About Freedom Of Choice, Part 12
Dear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.
The Freedom of the Collective and the Freedom of the Individual Are Equal
The benefit of each and every person within his collective is evaluated not according to his own goodness, but according to his service to the public. And vice-versa, we assess the attribute of evil of each and every individual only according to the harm one inflicts upon the public in general, and not by one’s own individual value.
This is because what is found in the collective is only what is found in the individual. And the benefit of the collective is the benefit of each and every individual….
It thus turns out that …the individual is not harmed because of his enslavement to the collective since the freedom of the collective and the freedom of the individual are one and the same, too. And as they share the good, they also share the freedom.
– Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World”
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