If we translate the language of the earth into very simple spiritual laws, then hearing is Bina, and vision is Hochma.
The deaf are people who don’t possess the level of Bina, the quality of bestowal, and the blind are those who don’t have the level of Hochma. Therefore it is said, do not put obstacles in front of the blind for one will stumble since there are no sensors, no internal device to see, to analyze, and to determine what is good and what is bad at these levels.
An obstacle is everything that you can’t properly use during the spiritual path. If you would have the sight, you would define it not as an obstacle but as an opportunity to overcome and rise to a higher level. After a blind person faces a step when it’s invisible, he stumbles and falls, but the one who sees the step rises higher and higher. Everything depends on whether you are able to cope with this obstacle, turn it into a lever for lifting along the spiritual ladder.
It turns out that the deaf isn’t able to climb to the level of Bina with the help of obstacles, and the blind isn’t able to do the same at the level of Hochma. Therefore, you should feel the level of the other person, what is for his benefit and what isn’t, and lead him gently, as a small child, so he would start studying, ascending, descending, but not falling. This is how you should treat any neighbor, following the rule of “love thy neighbor as thyself.”
We educate children through soft teachings and morals in our world. A serious analysis and ascertainment take place in the spiritual world of whether it is possible to turn obstacles into a level of ascent.
This is why you have to act so that there will be obstacles in front of others, by which they would ascend. You must enter the other person, understand at what level he is, and even help this person to find an obstacle that he can overcome it.
This is the mutual aid, when all merge into one common cause, on one hand, reveal obstacles to each other, and on the other hand, help to overcome them. And so mutually supporting each other, people rise up like mountain climbers.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/2/14