Answer: There are many references to love in the wisdom of Kabbalah and in fact there is nothing else. All our development is the way to absolute love. You should not simply “love thy friend as thyself,” but it is through the love of others that you should love everything and most importantly the Creator. You should fill all of creation with your love, all the worlds.
Tu B’Av is the greatest holiday, the end of the development of all of humanity.
Question: So why is this holiday so concealed?
Answer: We have not attained it yet. It has no root in the past, in our history. We have already been through all the holidays. We have somehow done the work in them and eventually only this holiday was left, Tu B’Av, the day of love.
Question: It’s interesting that the holiday of love is actually a week after the Ninth of Av, which is the most tragic day of the year. Why?
Answer: Yes, it is six days later because we have to undergo the greatest sufferings and only then in their oppositeness can we attain absolute pleasure, a filling, love. This means that after the concealment of the Creator on the Ninth of Av comes the full revelation of the Creator in us, which is the day of Tu B’Av.
Question: King Solomon said that on Tu B’Av the young women of Jerusalem went out dressed in white and danced, and then the groom arrived. Who are these young women? Who are they looking for? Who is the groom who appears before them?
Answer: The analogy is that the groom represents the Creator; the young women are the created beings, people’s desires, and when they come out of Jerusalem, beyond its border to the orchards and vineyards that surround Jerusalem, dressed in white dresses, it symbolizes the purification of the ego; the egoistic desires that have become altruistic are ready in this state to receive the Creator into them. This is the reason that the Creator is ready to meet them. It isn’t about any other kind of love. Everything is written and everything is done only in order to attain this summit Tu B’Av, but this holiday is indeed inconspicuous.
Question: What is love from a Kabbalistic perspective?
Answer: Love is the total adhesion of the whole creation and all its parts to each other and to the Creator in its desire to fill, to enjoy, and to help each other.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 8/3/17