Question: How can a society help a person acquire its values and how can a person check whether the values of society are right for spiritual growth?
- If people gather together and do their best to follow the advice of Baal HaSulam and Rabash,
- if they try not to invent a new method but constantly work according to the sources, which determine everything,
- if there is no one among them who tries to be above the others, meaning trying to lead everyone by suppressing the others with his strength, intelligence, or special abilities,
- if everyone tries to annul himself before the group, as everyone brings into the general “cash box” everything that he was endowed with by nature, all his abilities, to help others, as we are definitely unequal and there are those among us who are seemingly more capable and successful, but each one gives to the group his best.
So in that, all are equal, no one stands out, and everyone tries to be equal and to annul himself before the others. Then this is a society before which you can annul yourself with your eyes closed and be certain that they can undoubtedly change their corporeal vessel into a spiritual vessel. This is what I recommend that you all do!
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/11/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam