Rabash, Social Writings, “According to What Is Explained Concerning ’Love Thy Friend as Thyself’”: And we see that in reality, there is love of friends among the secular, too. They, too, gather in various circles in order to have love of friends. What, then, is the difference between religious and secular?
The verse says (Psalms 1), “…nor sat in the seat of the scornful.”
There are countless numbers of associations in the world of men, women, mixed groups, children, etc., which are formed according to various interests and topics. However, these are all in order to somehow fulfill themselves and decorate their lives.
The associations Kabbalists gather together have the goal of exiting oneself, rising above oneself. Kabbalists seek to unite such as to attract a special force of nature that would elevate them above their original egoistic essence. While doing so, completely new relations arise between them, called “Arvut“ (“mutual guarantee“).
Their goal is to endeavor beyond our world, beyond our nature. Such people are very unusual in their associations, which are different from all other communities in humanity.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 4/18/18