Question: If we yearn for the Creator and want to discover Him, why is it so important to go out and work on the unity of the whole nation?
Answer: It is our duty since whoever belongs to the corporeal nation of Israel has sparks from the spiritual levels that he attained in the past. We have been through the exile in Egypt, we have built two Temples, the first and the second, and we were in contact with the Creator.
So these sparks exist and we need them in order to attain the power needed to breakthrough upwards. Abraham couldn’t come out of Babel by himself. He needed to take people with him in order to fulfill the goal of creation. The goal is fulfilled among people, and therefore we need a great power.
What is the quantity of sparks that we need? What general power do we need in order to exit the ego and to start feeling the influence of the upper force? I cannot say. We are going to perform a totally new action that has never been performed before.
It says that there should be 600,000 souls, but we don’t know what it means. It can be a thousand, a hundred thousand, 600,000, or 6 million people. It is impossible to know now what the number of the people should be since 600,000 is a power that exists on the level of Arich Anpin, in greatness that we need to awaken.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/10/14 Talk About Dissemination: Questions and Answers with Dr. Laitman