The Reason For Which We Gathered Here

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe goal of the society is to raise us to the human level. This is possible only by the greatness of the Creator, which we don’t see in our darkness. But it is in the dark that we can establish new values among us that have no egoistic foundations.

We know that these values are totally unjustified, since otherwise they would stem from our ego. But the spiritual foundation is above the ego, like the Sefira of Yesod that is above the Sefira of Malchut. So everything depends on the foundation we choose: Is it just dust that is totally inanimate or dust from the ground (Adamah) that already resembles (Domeh) the upper, as a man (Adam), similar to the Creator?

It all depends on our priorities and on what we consider to be important. We begin to play with the importance of the Creator, the teacher, the group, the study, and the goal and it becomes a most important and serious game in the group. It is because in our ego, in our desire, we only see darkness. The ego constantly grows, thus increasing the darkness. But if on top of this darkness we develop the greatness of our common goal, everyone in the group receives fuel and energy to advance through the darkness.

This means that instead of advancing by the stick that pushes us from behind, we choose by ourselves to be drawn forward to the greatness of the upper, to the greatness of the attribute of bestowal, mutual help, connection, love, and all the supreme values that are specific to the Creator’s nature.

It is for this purpose that the Kabbalistic group is based, and as such it must keep itself by constantly clarifying its goal, its basis, more and more accurately. The members of the Kabbalistic group are heroes in quality not in quantity. Only people who can really advance this way should join it. Therein lies our strength, because we want to achieve the greatest possible similarity to the Light, to grow in height and not in width.

And this is why we gather here—to establish a society where each of us follows the spirit of bestowing upon the Creator. And to achieve bestowal upon the Creator, we must begin with bestowal upon man, which is called “love of others.” (From “The Purpose of the Society,” Rabash)
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/09/12, Writings of Rabash

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One Comment

  1. Dear Rabbi Laitman

    Please will you help me clarify my observation correctly with regards to the following. The top goal is to love the Creator and only do everything for His good. This a person can only achieve if the Creator helps the person. It is not possible out of own effort but humble request directly from the Creator? If any person then have reached this state already a stranger like myself would then only experience real 100% quality love and peace radiating from such an individual? Even in the teachings and writing of such an individual – not so? One would not have a intuitive ? coming up spontaneously if the state of such a person is geniune?
    If someone should write the following statement e.g. – stay out of my way because I am more clever than you or use fear or intimidation to coerce a simple person in the process of the spiritual journey – this is than far from the correct state? Is it a mistake then to expect only love, patience and humility from those who have already attained this state?

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