Torah, Deuteronomy 15:09 – 15:10: Beware, lest there be in your heart an unfaithful thought, saying, “The seventh year, the year of release has approached,” and you will begrudge your needy brother and not give him, and he will cry out to the Lord against you, and it will be a sin to you. You shall surely give him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him; for because of this thing the Lord, your God, will bless you in all your work and in all your endeavors.
Being unwilling to give to a a needy brother is our materialistic psychology. The Creator encourages us to do the opposite. However, a person won’t be able to give even if he wants. Moreover, he has to go through such states when he feels that this is his brother, the closest and dearest, but he can’t give to him.
History knows villains, who could let their children die of starvation. They even contributed to it. Yet it comes not from damaged psychology, but from evil.
It is written “he will cry out to the Lord against you, and it will be a sin to you. You shall surely give him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him; for because of this thing the Lord, your God, will bless you.” It means that you must give to him not only because it would be a sin for you, but from the heart, devotedly, selflessly, and without any profit for you. In the internal work of a person the “needy brother” is any action of bestowal, directed either to society or to the Creator.
Since the fulfillment from the Upper Light can come to everyone only through me, the people and even the Creator are always needy of me. Their fulfillment is in my hands. It means that the quality of bestowal is always needy.
Today do I even think about how to give to others? I am absolutely not interested that someone is in an uncomfortable state. And even if I face this situation, I will pass by without noticing anything. Even if I notice, I will somehow justify myself to not engage in it, and if I engage in it, it will be only to have some benefit, or in order that in the future the world would say about me, “He is so merciful.”
But if there is no benefit either in this or in the future world, then I see nothing, because I look at everything through my egoistic vision. This is a problem.
Question: Is this why there is such a big gap between the rich and the poor today?
Answer: Today we are in such a state that a person can’t give up anything of his own. The moment another zero is added to his bank account, he feels pleasure, but at the next moment this feeling disappears and he runs after the next zero. He doesn’t feel the fact that people die because of this zero.
Comment: But you never blame anyone.
Answer: No. We need to blame the Creator. He said, “I have created the evil inclination,” but He also immediately added, “I have created the Torah for its correction, meaning the Light, because its Light returns one to the Source, to Me. Use it and you will turn all the evil into good and will become similar to Me, eternal and perfect. Everything will be revealed before you, you will exit limitations of this little world and will exist in the completely different dimension.”
Comment: It means I am rich, everything is in my hands.
Answer: The wealth of all the others depends on each person, because through each of us, like through a pipe, the Light passes to everyone else, and no one can replace another.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/10/16