Kabbalists On Spiritual Work In The Group, Part 1

Dr. Michael LaitmanDear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.

The Purpose of Society

We [those who sense the point in the heart] have gathered here to establish a society [a connection between us above egoism of each] for all who wish to follow the path [towards the revelation of the Creator] and method of Baal HaSulam, the way by which to climb the degrees of man [“Adam” from the word “Edame” or similar to the Creator] and not remain as a beast [if one remains in one’s natural egoistic property].
– The Rabash, Rabash—the Social Writings, “Purpose of Society (1)

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One Comment

  1. How does “feel lowly” manifest in a group? Undoubtedly there are those in the spiritual society who do indeed feel lowly by virtue of being “new” or maybe they are just not as capable of providing a high level of skill in order to improve methods of education and outreach. There is always an inner core of people who are extremely capable and are appointed as decision makers who judge the worth of contributors’ efforts. If I am a leader and I reject an offer from someone who wants to help, am I necessarily making a good decision based on my calculations from the position for which I was appointed? In rejecting the works of the less capable member am I missing an opportunity to “feel lowly” If a social structure puts the work load more on the shoulders of the highly capable doesn’t it perpetuate a type of spiritual imbalance in that this hierarchy makes it difficult for the more capable to feel lowly? If members are operating from Bestowal wouldn’t we see the routine decision making process transform also?—-Virtual student from California

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