Rabash, “The Agenda of the Assembly – 1,” Article No. 17, Part 2: …everyone should examine himself and see how much effort he is giving to the society. Then, when they see that you are powerless to do anything for the society, there is room for prayer to the Creator to help you, and give you strength and desire to engage in love of others.
…everyone should examine himself and see how much effort he is giving to the society. Then, when they see that you are powerless to do anything for the society, there is room for prayer to the Creator to help you, and give you strength and desire to engage in love of others.
Question: Rabash advises constantly trying to take care of society. Does it mean that he deliberately brings us to the wall of hopelessness?
Answer: Pointing to the need to exert all of a person’s efforts for society’s benefit, Rabash leads us to the understanding that it is impossible to serve society selflessly. Even if we talk about this with other people, they will say, “Why not? This is what we do.” Yet, in principle, it is impossible.
We need to gradually get used to uncovering the threshold that you cannot cross. However, this threshold must exist so that you would want to cross it, although you cannot.
Our problem is that we do not want this crossing, we do not touch it at all. The Kabbalist teachers are pushing us forward, “Go. Try. Pass this obstacle, as if you can exit yourself, as if you can enter society, think about it, love it and not yourself, give to it and not to yourself. Try again and again.”
Why? It is for you to know this boundary clearly marked by your egoism: you can act inside it, and outside of it, you have no strengths and opportunities. Then at the same time, you will understand that you need to overcome this boundary, but you do not know how to. Here you begin to ask, and then a prayer appears.
The principle is simple: In order to enter the spiritual world, you need the help of the Creator. The Creator gives help only when you ask Him. You can only ask when you really want it. You can only want it when you tried many times to achieve it and made sure that you want to, but can’t. That is where we start.
These are all consecutive actions that a person must go through before entering the upper world.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 6/13/18