My Future Depends On My Friend

laitman_934Rabash, “Concerning the Importance of Friends”: It follows that in the matter of love of friends, they help each other, meaning it is enough for everyone to regard his friend as being of the same degree as his own. But because everyone should learn from his friends, there is the issue of Rav and disciple. For this reason, he should consider the friend as greater than himself.

Question: On one hand, a friend is like a teacher to me; I am small compared to him. On the other hand, I seem to be his teacher. How do these degrees alternate?

Answer: They work simultaneously, like a mother with a baby. On one hand, the child is most important to her, and on the other, she takes care of him all the time and he seems to be in her power. It follows that he commands her, and she, taking care of him, as if commands him.

If my future depends on a friend, then he is the most important to me. If everything that I can do in spirituality is only possible through him, then it means I am obliged not to receive from him, but to give to him. Our interaction must be absolutely open and complete. Then we come to a third state, when the two open relationships with each other become a single one.

Question: It turns out that we become equal?

Answer: We are so equivalent in regard to our goal that our “we” disappears, and a common field appears, a common life, a common space in which the Creator is revealed.

Question: Where is faith above reason here?

Answer: Faith above reason appears only when the Light comes down and gives us strength and we begin to feel the need to bestow. This need to isolate from oneself, to bestow, to radiate is the realization of faith above reason.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 5/30/18

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