Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World“: “When we discuss good attributes in theory, there is certainly no better attribute than the attribute of truth.
This is because all the good that we have defined above in the relationship between the individual and the collective is when the individual gives and fully plays his part toward the collective, and also takes his share from the collective justly and honestly. All this is but the truth, but the drawback is that in fact, the collective does not accept this attribute at all. Thus, the practical difficulty in the above-mentioned truth is proven from itself: There is some drawback and a cause here that makes it unacceptable to the collective. We must examine what is that drawback.
When you closely examine the above-mentioned truth from the perspective of its practical feasibility, you will necessarily find it vague and complicated, and it is impossible for the human eye to scrutinize it, since the truth requires that we equalize all the individuals in the collective, so they receive their share according to their labor, no more and no less.”
If we are talking about correct interaction between people, then how can we come together to a state of truth, because this is simply impossible. Everyone has their own truth and everyone sees it in their own way.
The fact is that everyone should bestow, everyone should receive, everyone should correctly interact with society in all possible qualities of connection. But how can we connect all this together?
We are connected by 620 threads of connection. How can we make sure that all the threads of connection between us are aligned correctly and work in a balanced way? This is where the “flaw” in the very call for mutual complementing, bestowal, and love is revealed that does not allow us to do it.
Question: In the egoistic world everyone sees mercy, truth, justice, and peace in their own way. Does a variety of these categories exist in spirituality as well, or is there one understanding for the common soul?
Answer: There are different understandings in spirituality, but they depend on the degree a person is at. At each degree where I am now, have been, or will be, these correlations change because each time I see my attitude to others and their attitude to me more and more internally, more deeply, and I try to balance them.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 7/28/19