Question: Two forces operate in nature: the altruistic force that develops creation and the altruistic force that is responsible for the diversity of nature and our individuality, feelings, and emotions. Does the correct combination between them constitute the correct mutual relationship in a ten?
Answer: Yes. We always sense the contrast between the two forces.
Question: Should we become like the developing, altruistic force?
Answer: But it’s impossible to achieve, perceive, and appreciate it if there is no egoistic force opposite to it. Kabbalah doesn’t talk about eradicating anything in nature; it talks only about reaching balance.
Question: So it follows that these two forces are concealed from us?
Answer: Even the spiritual egoistic force is concealed from us, not to mention the altruistic one, which is in absolute concealment. Existing at the animalistic level of our world, we perceive the egoistic force a little bit, we see what it is. But still, this is not the spiritual egoistic force.
Question: How can we work in a ten if these two forces, the altruistic and the spiritual egoistic, are concealed? What does our work consist of?
Answer: These forces are concealed, but we have an opportunity to come closer to the friends, to study Kabbalah with them, to try to change our state in relation to each other, and to mutually support each other. Ultimately, we will start examining the forces that draw us closer or repel us from each other.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/20/19