Why is this needed? We cannot talk about our feelings if we do not perceive something in them. If I have to approach something, then from the object I am approaching I must receive some kind of feedback, some opposite property, feeling, and repercussion.
Therefore, everything is built on learning to perceive a neighbor, another, everyone, not as an inanimate, vegetative, or animate being but exactly as we are. And from the similarity of our relations with each other, we can learn to tune ourselves to the relationship with the Creator.
Egoism will help us in this. It will repulse us and show how much we are not in connection with each other and not ready to unite with the Creator. This is what we will feel in the separation between us. That is, the connection between us is the indicator that shows me how far away I am from the Creator.
This is a wonderful divine idea when a person feels that he is in the world created for us so that we learn to feel and understand who we are and gradually rise from the state of feeling the inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature to the state of man And in these relationships, we must begin to feel that we are ready to reveal the Creator.
From the International Convention “Rising Above Ourselves” 1/6/22, “Approaching the Creator Through the Network of Connections Between Us,” Lesson 1