When The “I” Is Replaced By “We”

423.02Comment: The books of Kabbalah are written very cleverly; many times they use the concept “I and the Creator.”

My Response: The concept “I and the Creator” refers to the influence a person has on his connection with other people and through them to the Creator.

This is a collective “I.” By nature, a person is an absolute egoist; “egoism” is an absolutely negative force. If a person influences the Creator individually, it will only be due to egoism.

But if a person begins to influence the Creator not from the “I” but from the “we,” this is already a positive force. In this situation, we will certainly get positive characteristics and actions from Him.

Question: Who are “we” according to the wisdom of Kabbalah, if the whole world and all people are fragments of the feelings within my “I”?

Answer: If a person will unite all of these fragments within himself, this will be “we.”

Question: In my understanding, when the “I” turns to the Creator, this is the monologue of an imprisoned prisoner. But when “we” turn to the Creator, this is already a dialogue of the soul with the Creator. Under what conditions does the “I” become “we”?

Answer: It is on condition that you nullify yourself before others.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 3/17/19

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