Question: It is said in The Book of Zohar: “All the friends who do not love each other cause themselves to stray from the right path.” Moreover, they put a blemish in the Torah, since there is love, brotherhood, and truth in the Torah.” What does “blemish” mean? Why do we cause blemishes?
Answer: Because we enter into an egoistic relationship with each other, and this is called that we reveal blemishes. This is as it should be because blemishes show where we still need to correct ourselves. And we again need the upper light, the Torah, and so on.
All this is not so difficult. You just need to try to objectively understand it. The most unpleasant thing is that a person perceives everything very subjectively: is it better or worse for me, good or bad.
It is necessary to absolutely detach from oneself and draw the whole picture of the world without including myself or our world, nothing, as if I moved to some other galaxy and they tell me about their conditions of existence there completely independent of me and my earthly conditions.
If I begin to relate to the statements of Kabbalists in this way—and they are not even coming from another galaxy but really from another world—then I will be able to more or less plausibly paint this picture for myself.
And then if I clearly perceive it, I will be able to approach it and perhaps begin to interact with it in such a way that I will enter it relatively easily. The main thing is not to inscribe your interests, your egoism, there, as if only my spirit has moved there and now we are engaged in adaptating to a completely different system.
From KabTv’s “The Power of The book of Zohar” #21