Rabash, Dargot HaSulam (Rungs of the Ladder), “Man as a Whole”: First, one must know that love is bought by actions. By giving his friends gifts, each gift that he gives to his friend is like an arrow and a bullet, making a hole in his friend’s heart. And although his friend’s heart is like a rock, still, each bullet makes a hole. And the many holes join into a hollow into which the love of the giver of presents enters.
And the warmth of the love draws to him his friend’s sparks of love, and then the two loves weave into a garment of love that covers both of them. This means that one love surrounds and envelops the two, and they naturally become one person because the clothing that covers them both is a single garment. Hence, both are annulled.
I used to wonder why Rabash wrote his first articles about the group and love of friends as if it had no end. We waited to see when he would reveal something else to us, but he didn’t. For almost six months he wrote only about that.
The fact of the matter is that there is no other place in which we can realize ourselves and discover the spiritual world, the second reality. If we change our world, we will reveal the upper one within it. It is said: “There is nothing new under the sun.” The world is the same world, and we only change the relationships between us and then discover the upper reality.
Rabash, Shlavey HaSulam (Steps of the Ladder), “According to What Is Explained about Love Thy Friend as Thyself”: If every one is nullified before his friend and mingles with him, they become one mass, where all the little parts that want the love of others unite in a collective force that consists of many parts. And when he has great strength, he can execute the love of others. And then he can achieve the love of God.
Thus we build the vessel that enables us to discover the Creator. After all, according to the law of equivalence of form, we can discover Him only to the extent that our love for Him awakens within us. It’s in that love that we discover the love that comes from Him—the connection, the attitude of the Good that does Good. Love is when we want to fill the other, to do him good.
So I discover the Creator only if I want to do Him good. Then I have the Masach (screen) and the Reflected Light. This is why eventually we all make up a single whole and bring together many small parts into one collective force. When a person absorbs this great force from the friends, when he acquires the collective strength of the friends, he can actually “realize the love of others.”
If a person acquires the force of love of others from the friends, “he can achieve the love of God,” that is, he can execute this force with regards to the Creator and in response discover Him. After all, the Creator is revealed as the force of love.
From Lesson 8, The World Arvut Convention 12/8/2011