Eventually, everyone must comprehend the advantage of Light over darkness, and after passing through all the forms of separation, desire to rise above their egoistic nature. Revelation of evil leads us to unity.
There were always some people who understood the virtue of unity, being altruistic by nature. However, in our day and age, nature is giving us practical evidence by becoming integral and tying up the whole world into a single network. Egoism is becoming global and it is connecting us all to each other. Whether we like it or not, we have to unite in order to disallow the force of separation to reign endlessly.
By studying Kabbalah, we learn that the obligation to unite comes from nature itself, from the sin of the Tree of Knowledge. The entire creation was made as one soul that was later purposely broken into many separate parts.
We don’t have a choice. We must rebuild and unite the whole creation. This is the state that both the Creator and people desire. Those who understand it are called Yashar Kel—straight to the Creator—because the upper force, the Creator, is the self-contained nature that is united, integral, and global. In order for us to achieve adhesion with the Creator, similarity of form, we have to become like Him, rise above our divisive egoism, and begin to unite.
We are not socialists or communists, nor humanitarians or biologists observing examples of unity in living organisms. Proof of the necessity to unite is presented to us by the science of Kabbalah, and we are constantly revealing the need to achieve it in our consciousness and feelings.
By nature, we are the biggest egoists because those who come to Kabbalah have the biggest desire. But along with it, we understand that we have to become similar to the upper force in order to achieve the meaning of life. That is why Abraham, from all of humanity, chose a group that became the people of Israel, whose foundation is love of others as oneself, the great law of humanity, nature, and the Torah. We have to consider ourselves a group of pioneers from all around humanity, who are trying to realize this great law of nature—the love of others—and implement it so that we can pass it on to everyone.
The responsibility of the people of Israel is to be the first to reach unity because they are called upon to realize the law of love of others and serve as an example to the rest of humanity, that is, to be “the Light unto the nations.” Philosophers and the founders of the State of Israel also spoke of unity. However, they did not take it from the science of Kabbalah, the structure of nature, but from their internal, instinctive understanding.
Kabbalah says that unity is the law of nature and that first of all it applies to the people of Israel. Baal HaSulam writes that we have received the right to return to the land of Israel, breaking from the rule of the nations of the world, only to fulfill our purpose: to realize unity and show this method to the nations of the world and become the Light unto the nations.
In anticipation of Israel’s 70th anniversary, let us hope that the people of Israel, especially those who live in the land of Israel, will understand the purpose of their existence. For if we do not realize the law of love of others as yourself so that we can serve as an example to the world, then we have no right to exist.
This is a very important point. It is the only reason for a person to live in the land of Israel. Otherwise he has no right to be called “Israel” and does not belong to the nation of Israel.
The State of Israel will have the right to exist only if we work on realizing our common responsibility to become one person with one heart, “all Israel are friends,” to the point of fulfilling the law of love of others as the basis of all existence.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/07/18, Lesson on the topic of “The Israeli Nation’s Duty of Unity”