Rabash, Article “The Soul of Israel” (from Dargot HaSulam, Article No. 561): Those who preserve a unified soul of Israel, meaning the ones who weigh others on the scale of merit, retain their souls since “the wicked, in their lives, are called “dead.”
Without an inclination to justify others, one becomes “half and half,” similar to being between life and death. If one is predisposed to the good, it means that one belongs to the category of life. Thus, the Lights that one attracts fill the entire society.
We are at the crucial point since we possess a freedom of choice that allows us to choose between life and death, meaning to aspire to the good or to the evil. If we unite, then according to the nature of the property that we attain, we become similar to the Light and the Light starts streaming through us. The Light fills us and through us reaches the nations of the world and influences them.
This is the way our society is constructed. It consists of two parts: the Light goes through the upper part, Galgalta ve Eynaim, Israel, and descends to the lower part, AHP, the nations of the world. This happens when Israel weighs itself to the scale of merit.
If Israel doesn’t unite, but rather separates, mutually repulses, or rejects the condition to be “as one man with one heart,” the Light won’t be able to go through it. When a bottle neck is blocked, the Light cannot descend from the world of Infinity to all created beings. It means that Israel weighs the entire world on the scale of guilt.
Whether we want it or not, by the fact of being the people of Israel, we are positioned inside a pipe that channels the Light of Infinity to the world, thus leading the entire world either to goodness or suffering.
Question: What are we supposed to do to transition from the state of death to life?
Answer: Everything depends on our connection or disconnection. We must become similar to the Light, or else we are just opposite to it. In spirituality, there is only one law, the law of similarity of form between the created being and the Creator.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/21/14, Writings of Rabash