The wisdom of Kabbalah is the revelation of the Creator to the creature in this world. The revelation is realized through the Torah, that is, a special method. The Torah brings a person to love, to the principle of “And you shall love your friend as yourself” so that the Creator will be revealed in a person. We realize this principle with the help of the Light that Reforms. And in order to attract the Light, it is up to us to meet certain conditions. You see the Light is found everywhere but preparation is required from our side to cause its activation.
So what is the proper preparation?
Do we build a true desire, a lack for the Light that Reforms so that it will grant us the love of friends because we have “ripened” within the group, strove to be connected, linked together? Or perhaps it is the opposite? While seeking love of friends, we need to go outside, to absorb “additional” desires, to inject “new blood” into the group, to attract new people in order to feel a response, to wake up thanks to them, and only after that we should be concerned about the Light that Reforms?
Or perhaps it is necessary to go outside of the boundaries of the group, to begin to sow that same message, that same principle of “And you shall love your friend as yourself,” to raise the significance of connection in the form of “integral education”? Behind its slogans the same things are hidden, it is said in a slightly different form in order to ease the way for people, to make it easier to resolve the false stereotypes that cause hatred and dislike.
It is up to us to clarify all of this. There are people who claim that our methods are not appropriate for the modern era and the current conditions, that we don’t have the support of anyone for carrying out this task and for turning to the general public.
There are many questions and it is up to us to understand them. It is possible that there could be unpleasant encounters with opponents who may claim that we are not acting properly. Therefore it is up to us to understand what we are doing. This clarifies the system, our relationship in regard to it and our place within it. The main thing is that it clarifies the character and function of integral education, making it possible to explain the situation to those friends who don’t agree with integral education because they don’t feel the wisdom of Kabbalah in it.
Yet in spite of it all, without wide dissemination we will not require the Creator. Without going out to the wider public, a person will not require a group and friends.
It is clear that this departure must be considered, but the main thing is to ultimately satisfy the Creator. Am I ready to connect the final point of importance, the concern for others with their everyday problems? Can I link my connection to the others and my connection to the Creator? I absorb the desires of the other so that they will prompt me to strengthen the connection to the group, to get the right intention that makes it possible to turn to the Creator, and then realize the chain of actions back towards the other.
Am I on target? Do I bring the Creator contentment? If so good, but if not, then I have not succeeded. But one way or another, specifically that same formula works here between the other, myself, and by way of the books, the teacher, the group, and the Creator. If I see that there is a strong and necessary connection, if I understand that I have no other possibility of satisfying the Creator, then I am “clean.”
But if there is another way, then show it to me and I will change my way immediately. I will agree that you have saved my life and have made it possible for me not to waste it.
Clarification like this is required from us, especially in thinking about the fact that many people around us prefer to “sit on the sidelines” in the meantime, and they don’t see anything terrible about this. In my eyes this is terrible, but they are not interested in participating in dissemination. They think that it is possible to wait, that first others will do it, and they will later. But they don’t understand that in this way they “harm” themselves in an extreme and irreversible way. Perhaps this is their only opportunity, maybe a person who hops on the train now will continue to travel but someone who doesn’t will remain “empty-handed” on the platform.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/17/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam