Rabash, “Love of Friends” (1984,#3): “And a certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field. And the man asked him, saying, ‘What are you seeking?’ And he said, ‘I seek my brothers. Tell me, I pray you, where they are feeding the flock?’” (Genesis, 37).
Question: What does it mean: “He was wandering in the field?”
Answer: The field is the field of life and all the qualities that exist in a person are in it. Joseph is looking for precisely the ones that can aid him to correctly work with his egoism, with his nature, with Malchut, and reach the goal.
A person should constantly hold this image within himself and only slightly correct it and add to it, and by gradually correcting it, he should reach its final appearance.
Question: When does a person come to the state of seeking his brothers for the first time?
Answer: It is a very long way to truly begin to realize in the Light descending upon him that attainment of the Creator happens through one’s annulment to all the others, to the environment: the inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human—to everything.
When a person begins to understand that by annulling himself he reveals the Creator, then this state can be considered an entrance into Egypt. He then increasingly discovers how difficult this is, how much at each degree his egoism is revealed to him, and he must annul himself before it.
Only if he decides to annul himself before all his egoism, does he deserve an exit from Egypt, rise above the egoism, and receive a tool for correct work with it—the Light, the Torah.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 2/1/18