The Minimal Measure Of Spiritual Reality

Dr. Michael LaitmanRabash, “What does the Rule of “Love Thy Friend as Thyself” Give Us?”: But because “all of Israel are responsible for one another,” through everyone, they are all kept. It is as though everyone keeps all the Mitzvot together. Hence, through the 613 Mitzvot, we can achieve the law, “Love thy friend as thyself.”

All the spiritual laws are integral laws and they exist only when there is a whole structure. There is no little bit in spirituality, and so everything begins from establishing a group of ten people, “a ten,” a Minyan, a minimal measure in which the spiritual reality can exist.

It is like the example of Rabbi Shimon’s group whose students formed the right network among them and by that reached the end of correction by attaining all the 125 degrees of the spiritual ladder. Thus, everything depends on establishing a Minyan.

All the laws of reality can be discovered in a small group, but because it is a tool meant to bring the Creator contentment, it must be expanded as much as possible, we must exit the group of ten and bestow and spread this message to the world in order to connect the rest of reality to us.

Such mutual incorporation also influences the structure of the ten and helps calibrate it, which means its inner correction that belongs to the fulfillment of 613 Mitzvot (commandments). By gathering and supporting one another, the group of ten is enough to attain all of creation (which means the fulfillment of all of the 613 Mitzvot). This is because its structure is compatible with the structure of the original Sefirot.

So, it is specifically a Minyan—a group of ten people, no more and no less—that is the right vessel of correction. However, when we speak about the fulfillment of love of others and the love of the Creator, it is fulfilled by the expansion of the vessel. This Minyan becomes one united, which operates in order to correct the world that is outside the group of ten.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/21/13

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