The essence of the assembly is for everyone to be in one unity and for all to seek but one purpose: to find the Creator. In every ten there is the Shechina [Divinity]. Clearly, if there are more than ten then there is more revelation of the Shechina. Thus, each one should assemble with his friend and come to him to hear from him a word about the work of the Creator, and how to find the Creator. He should annul before his friend, and his friend should do the same toward him, and so should everyone do (Maor VaShemesh, “VaYechi”).
We need to practically adapt what we are studying to the relationships between us in the group. Otherwise nothing will come of it; it is just a waste of your time.
Rabash in such cases said, “If a person doesn’t want to participate in a group, what to do? Let him go and enjoy life.”
It is one of two things: either enjoy life on the streets or enjoy life in a group aimed at the Creator. Otherwise a person is neither here nor there. He only gnaws at himself, which is worst of all.
From the International Convention “Rising Above Ourselves” 1/6/22, “Approaching the Creator Through the Network of Connections Between Us” Lesson 1