Michael Laitman, On Quora: “What is the significance of eating together?“
When we are together, we can enjoy an atmosphere of mutual connection, giving and helping.
There is thus an immense growth in the reception of spiritual fulfillment. Why? It is because we open our hearts to each other.
Spiritual fulfillment is felt in our hearts. The more we wish to benefit others, the more we open a place in our hearts that can become filled with a spiritual sensation, i.e. a pleasurable sensation of giving and bestowal.
Our inclination to eat together extends from our spiritual root where we are connected as a single whole: the soul or system called “Adam HaRishon” in the wisdom of Kabbalah. What we can learn from such a state is that if we wish to reach a complete and whole sensation of fulfillment, i.e. spiritual fulfillment, then we should devote ourselves to connecting positively to each other.
Based on the video “What Is the Spiritual Meaning of Eating Together?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman, Tal Mandelbaum Moshe and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.