Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually
Measure of Love
Should I help a friend, who has never been to a congress to get to the congress or should I go myself?
If a person is in the state of love, as is written, "Love your friend as yourself," then he gives his only pillow to his friend. However the Miztva (precept/commandment) of love is the last correction, the highest one
If a person is at the level of love of others "Love another as you love yourself," then he must (and he desires!) to give the other his only "pillow," that is, to send his friend to the congress. If neither of you go to the congress, then it is the quality of Sodom. However, if you are the only one going, you are the "wicked." But this is at the level of "love for another."
The degree of love is the highest and last level of correction. Until it is reached, there are numerous other steps, and for the time being, we are at the level of the "wicked."
Therefore, to act correctly means to act according to your level or "according to the law of Halakha" (the law), where "Halakha" derives from the word "Alicha," movement (toward the goal). In other words, this means correct advancement, correct action. In your case, you should go, the one who has the funds; otherwise, you will instill hatred between you and your friend.
- from the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/13/10 (minutes 43-45)