Question: We disseminate integral education and the idea of mutual guarantee to the public so that they will have a better life. But we don’t demonstrate this ourselves. Don’t we need to be an example of a society that lives according to the laws of mutual guarantee? Isn’t that one of the stages along the way? It seems that we are disorganized and are not suitable for this goal.
Answer: We cannot serve as a role model because we are different, we have different values than the public. If I have a job, running water, a table, and a bed, I don’t need anything else in order to follow the spiritual path.
On the other hand, the public may need a two or three-story house, a lawn, several cars parked by the house, and a swimming pool, etc. Every person has his measure according to which he can fulfill his mission in life. It turns out that we cannot be a role model for them because we live differently and have different values.
But we want to improve their lives according to their values. We don’t force anyone to get up at night and come to the lessons and participate in the life in the group. On the contrary: “Live your life as you please, the way you are used to, we will only work together on removing the problems and on how to arrange your life in a better way, according to your idea.”
Don’t go on any diets and don’t deny yourself anything for a better future. On the contrary, we bring the Light into the ordinary frameworks of your lives.
We cannot and will never be a role model for others. We dedicate our life to other goals and don’t live them the way those around us would.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/16/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam