Answer: To bring others pleasure does not mean running to hospitals and helping people or helping animals. It means I connect with my group of friends in the system in which we become the conductors of the Upper Light to each other and connect into one whole, eternal network where the Creator is revealed.
Bringing others pleasure means helping others discover the Creator. Therefore it is written: “from the love of others to the love of the Creator.” A friend is called close because he has the same aspirations and intentions I do.
All the other people who don’t have the same yearnings and intentions do not belong to the category of “another.” They live an ordinary life until the point in the heart awakens and then they join us. The wisdom of Kabbalah is not a religion and it doesn’t force anything on anyone. It is a wisdom by which every individual can reveal the upper nature by himself.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/28/16