Torah, “Leviticus” 27:31 – 27:33: And if a man redeems some of his tithe, he shall add its fifth to it. Any tithe of cattle or flock of all that pass under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to the Lord. He shall not inspect [a tithed animal] for a good or a bad one, nor shall he offer a substitute for it. And if he does replace it, then [both] that one and its replacement are holy; it cannot be redeemed.
The tenth part of our desires cannot be corrected by ourselves. It must be separated from all of our efforts and transmitted to the Creator through the Cohanim (Priests) and Levites as the maaser (tithe). The same thing affects the vegetative and animate levels: The tenth part is separated from the produce of the field and from the beasts that we eat.
This means that the tenth part of everything that goes through a person must be given for the good of all.
In the Torah, there are a multitude of laws, but they all speak only about one thing: how it is up to us to be connected with each other correctly, to become one common general desire, even though we are completely different and far from each other. If we attain a strong mutual connection, then the characteristic of bestowal and love that is called the Creator will be revealed among us, and we will feel a perfect and eternal life.
And if we don’t yearn for this, then wholeness and eternity will begin to work against us and will fill our lives more and more suffering.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/10/14