“Zohar for All,”“Ki Tisa,” Item 54: This is why in his generation, the secrets of Torah were revealed. Rabbi Shimon would say, “All the friends who do not love each other cause themselves to stray from the right path.”
This speaks only about people who are yearning to move forward in order to reach the degree of the Creator. They are already engaged in spiritual methodology, reaching the level of love, mutual support, and mutual adhesion in the group, and then they go through the reverse processes.
Then accordingly, greater egoism is revealed, and again they work on it, and again they rise to the degree of mutual bestowal, connection, and love. Like the mechanism in a watch: tick-tock, tick-tock.
The wheel turns step by step: forward-backward, forward-backward. It seems as if it stops, but in fact, this cessation reveals even greater egoism.
Question: Is the fact that they stray their fault because they do not love each other?
Answer: It is not their fault. They just have to reveal all the enormous egoism in themselves that was created by the Creator. However, it is revealed gradually, according to the 125 levels of our ego that exist in each of us.
From KabTV’s: “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #21