The Purpose of Society
We gather here [under the guidance of our teacher]—to establish a society [a connection above our egoism] where each of us follows the spirit of bestowing upon [love of] the Creator [through love of friends]. And to achieve bestowal upon the Creator, we must begin with bestowal upon man, which is called “love of others.”
And [unselfish] love of others can only be through revoking of one’s self [the intention “for oneself”]. Thus, on the one hand, each person should feel lowly [in relation to the members of the group], and on the other hand, be proud that the Creator has given us the chance to be in a society where each of us has but a single goal: for Divinity to be among us [to reveal within ourselves the Creator, the property of absolute bestowal and love].
– The Rabash, Rabash—the Social Writings, “Purpose of Society (1)”