Baal HaSulam, “The Peace”: Rabbi Akiva depicts two kinds of people: the first are the “open store” type, which regard this world as an open store without a shopkeeper. He says about them, “The book is open and the hand writes.” Meaning, although they do not see that there is an account, all their actions are nonetheless written in the book, as explained above. This is done by the law of development imprinted in Creation against humanity’s will, where the deeds of the wicked themselves necessarily instigate the good deeds, as we have shown above.
The second type of people is called “those who want to borrow.” They take the shopkeeper into consideration, and when they take something from the store, they only take it as a loan. They promise to pay the shopkeeper the desired price, meaning attain the goal by it.
The point in the heart determines everything. If I have a point in the heart and I fulfill it correctly, I belong to the second type, and if I don’t have a point in the heart, I work like the first type.
We have a point in the heart, so we want to approach the Creator with the right demand, “Dress in us, and do the work.” This is called, “My sons defeated me.”
Besides, we want to help people who don’t have a point in the heart and who cannot ask for this, but who also want to purchase products from the “store.” We must teach them how to take from the store. Then, we will go to the store together as if we have a credit card with which we will pay their account.
Question: Are there any discounts in this store?
Answer: The Creator always gives discounts, but only special discounts. He doesn’t lower prices, but spurs the right attitude in us in advance. Thus, we say, “Thou hast hemmed me in behind and before.” It is as if He sits behind an invisible cash register and at the same time brings us to it.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/07/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam