RABASH. Articles: Volum 1( Article 3)

In the article ” About the love between friends”( Rav Gottlieb edition, art.3) Rabash puts several questions:
1. What do we need the love between friends for?
2.Why I’ve chosen these friends?
3.Why they have chosen me?
4.Is there obligation to show the love to each other, or it is enough to love somebody in one’s heart?
5.What is the meaning of modesty, and may be the modesty is to love somebody in one’s heart only without showing it outside?
6.Or on the contrary revelation of the love towartds the friends should be done openly and it will awake the love in the hearts of the others?
7.And may be together they will have more strength to act out on the bases of the love towards the friends, because the united forces of their love will work wonders?

to be cont.

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  1. In the article ” About the love between friends”(Rav Gottlieb edition, art.3) Rabash puts several questions:
    1. What do we need the love between friends for?
    2.Why I’ve chosen these friends?
    3.Why they have chosen me?
    4.Is there obligation to show the love to each other, or it is enough to love somebody in one’s heart?
    5.What is the meaning of modesty, and may be the modesty is to love somebody in one’s heart only without showing it outside?
    6.Or on the contrary revelation of the love towartds the friends should be done openly and it will awake the love in the hearts of the others?
    7.And may be together they will have more strength to act out on the bases of the love towards the friends, because the united forces of their love will work wonders?

    And Rabash makes a very simple calculation to answer these questions, he says that if we are ten( Esser=10 forms Mini’an-minimum quantity of Jewish men enough to pray together) and all of us make their best to treat the others on the bases of the love and respect, then the love is reenforces by mutual will and wish and becomes many times stronger than the love of a seperate person. But he says, if we don’t show our love and respect openly towards each other, then we will lack the force of each other, and it will be difficult for us to think favourably about others, because without showing the love outwardly we don’t get the prouf of others loving us and being amible and respectful.

    And Rabash makes a conclusion that the work involved in loving friends should be done openly, and there is no place for modesty in this question.

    The same is with our loved ones, children, and even within one person.There is no human being or any part of the creation that doesn’t respond favourably towards expressed to him/her love. Our nature wants to be loved and cared for, because we were created out of pure Love of the Creator towards the creation. Love doesn’t mean becoming the slaves of the loved object, love means that we ready to do everthing for the loved object to thrive and flarish and progress and develop.

    Love is readiness to help, to be ready for open relationship with the purpose to bestow, it means mutual support and understanding. And that what is said by Rabash when he speaks about the expressing the boundless love. We shouldn’t forget about the purpose of the group, while expressing the love towards each other, we should remember that we need the group because we decided to get corrected through Torah and Mitzvot and not through the suffering, and everybody who has the same purpose should be loved and helped within the group, but if there is somebody who wants just our time and attention, but isn’t willing to take on him/herself the way of Torah and Motzvot, but is just intrested to spend the time somewhere with the nice people, it isn’t good for the group or for the Torah and Mitzvot way of correction.

    The same is with the children, loved ones and ourselves. We have to remember that the love we speak about should bring us to the correction and to the purpose of creation, it isn’t love when we sit in a “dirty puddle”-got ourselves into a wrong place, where they make mess out of the devine ideas due to their wish to get, where they complement and praise each other for boosting their ego, and calling “spiritual achivements” all kind of activities which are as matiriel and egoistic as their love towards each other is.

    Now how do we differ the devine idea from our ego idea. Devine idea comes with the devine way of its realization, while our ego ideas look for the way to be realized through the oppinions and support of others, and the moment we loose the support, the idea of egoistic nature crashes, but if it is a devine idea, one may go this path be s/he there on her/his own, or with the 24000 dissiples. The devine way and idea don’t depend of the human oppinion on Them, they exist because they came to the existence much before the first Man was created and that is way no human may change Them or do something wrong to Them, all we can is to mess ourselves and to make wrong to our own souls, but not to the Devine idea on Its way to the realization.

    The same is with Kabbalah enlightment way of life, you may get a group of thousands or just a group of two or three people, or even be left alone, but you will never loose your way, because the Leader(Creator) is always with you and His instruction( Torah) is invariable.

    Rabash gives us very clear signs of a real Kabbalaistic group, the members of it are together because each of them came and stay there out of a pure wish to bestow, they don’t need anybody from the members of the group neither for money, nor support, nor help, nor any kind of presents, nor bonusis for their work. This group is a place for him to learn to bestow for the sake of bestowing and that is the main principle of the group- be it a group of people, family, growing up children, or dealing with your inner group of wishes. If you feel that you want to do something for yourself to feel important, clever or generous it is the wish of your ego, and not the wish of your soul. Such a wish should be always anylised, corrected and dressed in a form of pure bestowing.(ex. I really want to help somebody, but I know that they will make me an honorable member of thier “club”, so you do help,but through a sourse which doesn’t reveal your name, and doesn’t leave any chance for the “club” to find out who you really are( Mattan beSetter).

    Rabash explains that it is so very important, becuase all the human units are built on the principle ” I help you, you help me, I respect you, you respect me”. There is no place for the ego to reject such an order of reality, only when you do everything to bestow and don’t wait for antbody to know, or to appritiate it, you chalenge your ego to rebel and see its real nature and agliness, stuboness and unwillingness to do anything for the others and even for its own survival.( ex. the person is sick with DIABETIS-ELEVATED LEVELS OF SUGAR IN BLOOD-and when he/she told that he/she should stop eating what he/she wants and likes and start doing physical exercises and keep diet, the person is ready ro risk his/her life, but to continue to do and to eat want he/she wants, and not what he/she should).

    Actually there is not a person who doesn’t want to live and ,G-d forbid, wants to commit suicide, there are people, G-d helps them, who wants everything to be their way and if they see that it dosen’t work, they are ready for the self-murder, be it through the act of suisude, or through not taking care of their health in general, becoming burden for thier relatives and loved ones, but doing everything to satisfy their ego demands .

    According to Kabbalah bestowing action should be without any demands towards others. One should do everything to be dependent on the mercy of the Creator ONLY, and do everything to be independent from the human beings including their parents, children, wives/hausdands, social welfare and even the country he/she lives in.

    But if I connect with the others, bacuase they can help me in any field of my life, or to give my ambitions some “food” to eat such as respect and position in the society, Academic degrees and international stutus of an Honorable person and so on, this connection is egoistic and all what is done within the framework of this connection is, and will be of egoistic nature.

    Only the society, says Rabash, that is built on the pure principle of love towards the friends, where my motivation to keep on contact with somebody isn’t based on any intrests, be them matirial or spiritual, my be called kabbalistic, and to be considered a place where one may perform a real correction of his/her ego. Only the pure wish of bestowing the society, and getting to the level of being such a member of the society, which acts independently of the opinion of the other members may bring us to the equality of the qualities with the Creator, Who bestows all His creation independently of their spiritual level. The problem is not in the Creator but in the creation, if we don’t feel His Bestowing every moment of our life.

    To get to this spiritual level one has to correct his ego on the levels of Neffesh, Rush, Neshamma, and to get freedom from the Mal’akh HaMavvet( the Angel of Death) and to see all his/her connections as the wish of the Creator for him/her to have as opportunity for bestowing, and not for getting into dependence from these connections, be they realtives, children, parents, or the members of the group. We should see them us the wish of the Creator for us to bestow, and if the Creator decided that it is time to stop to be connected with one of them we have to recieve it with love and to be independent in our judgment from our ego wish to keep the connection on.

    But before we get to this level of relationship( in kabbalah it is called Gmar Tikkun-final correction) Rabash recommends us to learn to ” put aside” our ego wishes within the group of the people with the same purpose and motivation and to train our will to overcome our moment wishes and personal differencies and intrests for the sake of the benefit of a whole group( ex. if you know Hebrew well, and the rest of the group members don’t, be patient and spend time for the text to be translated and understood by others, the insights you will get for this bestowing action will be worth more, than your reading the whole book!)

    And if all the members of the group, continues Rabash, will work on overcoming their ego in favour of the benifit of a whole group, the force of Kdusha(=state of purity of Bestowing action) and the level of revelations will be so great, that each member will advance on the way of correction tens-hundreds-thousands times effectively, than he/she would if sitting and thinking and dreaming of Gmmar Tikkun and coming of the Mashiakh( though it is very important to wait and pray every day for these blessings to come true).

    There is no need, concludes Rabash, to be shy in expressing your wish to bestow and love in an open form, becuase it gives others the strength and wish to be and do and act the same, so again, we come here to Kabbalistic progression:which multiplies one into two, two into four, four into sixteen, sixteen into two hundred fifty six and so on. The strength of such kind of mutual love overcomes any hatred, envy, depressions, and Evil in any its form known or unknown, seen or felt or unconsiously influencing us.

    We should do everything we can in the group to express out love and wish to bestow! Rabash gives here a good tip, he says that by openly expressing the wish to bestow in our matirial actions, we may learn a lot of forms of expressing love from each other, by sharing insights we may enrich and correct our ego times endless effectively, than if we had tried to do it alone, and the KLI(vessel) that we get will be filled with such a strength of love that it will show others the way to solvation. But it isn’t ” a pink world” as we think, Rabash writes that by seeing the friend succeeding in bestowing we do fall once and again into the “hands” of our ego, and we have to get out of ‘THEM” and to overcome our envy, our wish to honour, success, money and other matirial symbols of prospering and to do everything to continue our way to the spiritual reality based on the principle of love for the sake of bestowing and not for fulfilling our wishes and intrests.

    Rabash finishes his article with a question and doesn’t give the answer for it, and the question he asks is if any member of the group should know exactly the list of needs of the other members to bestow them specifically or it is enough to bestow the group in general without coming into detailed needs of the others.

    We think that each of us will find his/her answer in their group, but the tip is given by Rabash in his next article, and we will dicuss it later, with the G-d’s Help.

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