This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will not be able to hold the Passover Seder with a thousand guests like we have in previous years. I hope this is very similar to the state of the people of Israel when they left Egypt, which was also in darkness and while disconnected from each other.
They understood that they needed to connect, but they still did not find the strength in themselves for this. And we are in the same state and I really hope that because everyone is sitting in their corner, each will feel that an upper force has divided us and crushed us. We are far apart and do not feel each other.
The virus acts to explain to us who we really are so that we can rise above this virus with the help of the upper force. The Creator will unite and correct us, and we will break ahead to the free land, free from our egoistic desire. There we will unite all together with the Creator in one merger: Israel, the Torah and the Creator are one. Let’s hope this happens.
The external world and internal properties are becoming closer to each other: men, women, children—all come out of Egypt. I really hope that we will do it tonight. Prepare yourself internally for the exodus.
And it doesn’t matter what we have on the table, the main thing is in our hearts: how much we want to get out of our egoism, rise above it, and join what we pulled out of Egypt so we will collect our bright soul. I wish you a happy Passover, that is, a great way out of selfishness together.
From the 2nd part of the Dily Kabbalah Lesson 4/8/20, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar”