It is impossible to attain true love without the basis of hatred. Without hate there is only beastly love, a game of hormones: One shot and you love; another shot and you fall out of love. In our world, love is actually a pursuit of the fulfillment. When you want to eat, you love pie, and when you want to start a family, you love your spouse and children. These are simply different kinds of fillings that can be reconstructed if we implant certain electrodes in a person’s brain.
True love is built only above hate. Otherwise it is impossible to feel it. In our world, there is no love; we are talking about human love, not animal attraction that brings egoistic pleasure.
Question: It reminds me of cartoons where the characters find themselves in the air above an abyss and they still keep running for a while before they look down.
Answer: Exactly, they discover that they are hanging above a chasm, and then they fall. This is exactly what is happening in the world today. This is really a nice description of the crisis. This is why those in power are afraid to look down.
Question: How can we hold on to something in this situation? How can we reach true love?
Answer: Actually, I am a small person and I don’t feel sublime things, but am only confused in my present state. So what should I do?
The answer is simple: You need a group. This is both the diagnosis of the disease and its cure.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/31/12, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot”