Question: What do the Kabbalists mean by the concept of “other?” Is this every person or a particular group of people? You say that love is fulfillment of the desires of others, but after all, aren’t there different desires?
Answer: When a person begins to feel the higher system, he begins to understand how it is up to him to relate to people correctly. If I were to say to you that the other is everyone, then you would ask, does this mean that I must embrace the enemy, the one who hates me? It is very difficult to explain this according to the usual perception.
The wisdom of Kabbalah, first and foremost, brings the person to the study, a discovery of the higher system. From this, it will become clear to him who the other is, who is near, who is distant, what love is, and what hatred is. Otherwise, he would not understand anything.
So, all of my explanations are directed only toward making it possible for a person to relate to the wisdom of Kabbalah correctly and to begin to learn methodically in the right group. In this way, he invites upon himself and stimulates the Upper Light that will correct him, open his eyes, and he will become a Kabbalist.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/27/15