We can only unite by attack. After all, we possess a force that resists unification in every possible way. But this power does not prevent us from doing anything in this world. People’s egoism in this world is not an impediment; it only contributes to development.
Therefore, egoism is not a bad thing. On the contrary, if a child would not want anything, would not seek to conquer the whole world, he would be underdeveloped, and it would be alarming.
The more one is egoistic in this world, the greater is his ability to succeed. It is only necessary to direct his egoism in the right direction so that it will not be destructive and will not harm society. But if, thanks to egoism, he does a great job and achieves a lot, it is only for his and the world’s benefit.
To be more precise, it is not even egoism, but the force of development inherent in the program of evolution, in the whole of nature, including every person. The real egoism, about which it is written, “I have created the evil inclination, I have created the Torah as a spice,” manifests only when we aspire to unification. Then, within the unity, we reveal the power that hinders it.
The desire to unite is our desire to correct the system of the common soul, the first man, Adam, who was shattered. Our duty is to correct it, for the Creator created the separation between us as a place to work so that we will connect all the broken parts.
When we try to unite them, we reveal the force that prevents unification. This power is called “egoism.” The force that opposes it is called “the Torah,” the “reforming Light.” One needs to know how to reveal this evil inclination within oneself. It is a snake, which prevents us from uniting.
One needs to appreciate this force that resists connection and not destroy it. We must collect these forces all together and try to overcome them. We will then find out that we cannot do it ourselves because this is the force created by the Creator, and that is why we need the Torah, which is the Light of correction.
Only those people who have realized the need for unity need the Torah, which is the highest Light that leads us to unity and correction.
Despite the enormous power of the ego’s resistance, the power of the Torah unites our stony hearts together, warms them up, melts them, and turns them into a boiling lava, a single force. And then we come to one spiritual vessel (Kli) from the ten Sefirot, to the Partzuf, to the part of Adam HaRishon who the Creator created and broke into pieces.
This is how we move forward, and everything starts with our desire to unite. You should not look for an evil inclination anywhere else, but only inside the union. In this case it will open. We do not seek evil. We seek goodness, connection and unity, and then we reveal evil.
We always move in the right line, and if the left line opens in it, it means that we need it and it must be parallel to the right line. Then we should work in the middle line to correctly use the left and right lines as a whole.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/8/18, Lesson on the Topic: “Attacking the Connection”