Who Does The Commandment Of “Love Thy Friend As Thyself” Refer To?

laitman_528.03Question: Who does the commandment of “love thy friend as thyself” refer to? Does it refer to all those around me or to the friends in the ten?

Answer: First and foremost it refers to you personally. When you work in the ten, you try to love others, which means that you try to love your friends in the ten as yourself, and the attempts to try to attain this attribute bring all of you to a state called the soul.

In other words, when ten people each reveal the spiritual attribute to connect as if they are one common body, which is not common, of course, because there is the ego between them, but they try to connect above the ego, their attempts to unite create an immense potential power.

So on the one hand, the ego is revealed between them, and on the other hand, powerful unity is revealed. These two attributes coexist one above the other, which means that it is about creating an object called a Partzuf, in which there is a great ego and above it there is the immense spiritual force of the Creator that connects it.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/29/19

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