Remark: Baal HaSulam wrote many books and articles but for some reason you emphasize only his social doctrine, even though this is a very small part of his works, a portion he never even planned to publish.
My Comment: It is true that he did not intend to publish the article “The Last Generation.” But the newspaper HaUma (The Nation) was published in his lifetime and brought a great deal of difficulties in his battle with certain circles of that society.
Remark: Nonetheless, in his fundamental work, Talmud Eser Sefirot (TES), there is nothing about society.
My Comment: Only people who do not understand anything about the science of Kabbalah can declare that Talmud Eser Sefirot (TES – The Study of the Ten Sefirot) says nothing about how to change one’s qualities toward love of others. TES explains how to take a group of ten members and start connecting them to each other so as to turn them into a system called a Partzuf, the soul—ten parts connected by one goal.
Remark: But in his famous book Shamati, for example, there is no mention of a social orientation.
My Comment: In Shamati, it talks about how an individual must control his egoism. And what does he need to do it for? Through what does he realize his corrected egoism?—In relationships, in the correct connection between everyone. The law “Love your neighbor as yourself” is the fundamental and general law for everyone. Baal HaSulam explains this in the articles “The Giving of the Torah (Matan Torah),” “The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee),” and others. For the individual, the revelation of the Creator can only take place in the center of the ten. I understand that this repels many people because we are egoists and are ready to engage in anything other than unity.
After coming to Kabbalah, for a long time I didn’t understand that attainment depends on my relationship with others, that I have to dissolve in nine of my friends and that only through them would I be able to permeate into the upper world. I didn’t want to understand this! My egoism completely eclipsed it.
I studied graphics, charts, and various Kabbalistic diagrams, the structure of the system of the upper worlds, the upper system’s control, etc., because my professional specialization is biocybernetics, that is, control systems.
But when I started to comprehend that this is all realized in the connection between me and those like me, and that I must get spiritually closer to them, unite, and create a mutual system of connections called a Partzuf and later called a soul (because none of us has a soul, each one of us can only be one-tenth of its parts), I was gripped with a terrible despondence.
That is why I understand you completely. I went through it all myself.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/8/17