From Love Of Others – To Love Of The Creator
Where is that place where the society needs to be careful in keeping a connection with the Creator?
If you no longer think that it is solely all up to man or the society alone, but that it is connected to a certain path, and try to correct yourself through the power of Arvut, you immediately discover many problems that you don't have power to deal with on your own. And then, of course, you are necessary to the Creator. The connection is out of necessity.
Anything you do other than love of others will not bring you to remembering the Creator, the actual Creator. The request that He should give me something, in this world, in the next world, security etc., it's not the Creator we are talking to, rather just to some imagination. In the Creator, who is the general force of bestowal that is revealed in the vessels, in the souls, you can remember only if a man is going towards a connection, towards Arvut. In such a form man discovers that he will never be able to reach a connection with others, or to any relationship to Him at all, therefore certainly not love towards Him.
And then out of his tribulations, and not just from reading in books, a person begins to discover in his heart a lack for something-this is how he understands what this "adhesive" is, the "Creator", the force of bestowal which resides within the creature, within the connection. Just then does a man realize what this definition is, and not before that, because before that he can't analyze it. It is similar to diagnosing a disease-only out of the multitude of signs and symptoms which present in the body, which fit each other in a certain way, can we reach a certain diagnosis. From calculating the different details, the doctor eliminates all of the possibilities until he reaches the final conclusion and recognizes the location of the disease.
This is why it is written "from love of others to love of the Creator," because there is no other way to even locate the direction towards the Creator, other than through the work in the society. Who is the Creator? What is HE? What characteristics? In any other way, there is no way to say anything about Him. And what people usually think of the Creator is not even close to what this force is, "God". It is impossible to know what the Creator is, as long as we haven't arrived to a vessel from which we can reveal this Light, called "Godliness".
And the vessel is the connection between me and others. So if a man doesn't meet with this, doesn't build this deficiency, and out of experience sees that he is not succeeding at it. Just like when you build something, at first you see that "I am missing something and I don't know what," and then you search until you understand exactly what is missing. And when you know the missing part in the matter, this is already a very big expertise. So only out of the necessity for it, a man has the capability to reveal the Creator, otherwise he doesn't need Him. You have to really need Him