Question: How would you explain the expression from the Torah, “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread”?
Answer: The Torah refers not to the corporeal, but to the spiritual component of the work. In order to correct our egoism and make a person into a social element, which considers the connection of society and the similarity with integral nature as one of the highest values, we will have to work very seriously and deeply on ourselves.
The work here is not limited by anything, and we must do it. Its implementation will determine the state of humanity in the new era.
Question: Does “In the sweat of thy face” mean the inner work of a person with his egoism? Not to use other people for one’s own benefit?
Answer: Yes. And not only that.
Question: What is “shalt thou eat bread?”
Answer: Bread symbolizes the quality of bestowal, something we must procure. However, it is very difficult to procure this quality.
Question: Do I, at the same time, receive pleasure from bestowing to others?
Answer: From the fact that you are bestowing, because you feel that society needs you, you take care of society. All this is our task and our work.
Question: Does it mean that we need to work hard on our egoism in order to receive pleasure from bestowing to people?
Answer: Yes, but not for the sake of receiving pleasure.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 6/4/20