A donkey or an ox are animals that carry heavy loads.
If you see that a friend in a group falls in his spiritual work and is unable to fulfill it, you must help him.
I do not want to talk about how this happens inside a person—who is his brother or his neighbor, but we work among us in the group in exactly the same manner. Life is difficult for those who are gathered as a special group of people, working among themselves only to achieve greater adhesion in order to reveal the Creator. After all, our entire existence must be directed precisely to a spiritual goal, and this is what the Torah talks about.
Its laws are prescribed only for the group of people who devote their entire lives to attaining the Creator from their mutual connection.
So, if you see that your friend in spiritual work cannot cope with his ego and stumbles and falls all the time, you have to help him. You have to inspire him, to talk to him, to invite him to your place, to study together with him; that is, do everything possible to support him. Next time you will be in his place, and he will help you in return.
It always works mutually. By helping him, you join him or he joins you, as a lower part with a higher one, and you both rise spiritually.
But you should understand that if you see him falling or rising, this is how you perceive him. Everything happens in relation to you individually, and is given to you to make you rise. This means that “your brother is inside you.” There is nothing outside of us. All the neighbors, oxen, cows, sheep, etc.—is all within us. These are our human or animate desires, which we need to correct in this way.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/28/16