A question I received: Why is it said that the Light is in a state of absolute rest if our entire path is accompanied by the Light entering and exiting our will to receive?
My Answer: The absolute rest of the Upper Light is its constant change at infinite frequency. The “invariability” of the Light refers to its being at rest in its permanency in reaching a single goal. The Light solely performs actions that lead to the single goal. Its absolute rest lies in the fact that it doesn’t change the purpose, but acts toward it with infinite speed.
For us, rest means not to get tangled on the path, but to strive to find thousands of methods to progress toward the goal in one direction, to be alert, and to make intensive efforts. All this is called absolute rest because I see one singular goal in front of me.
The Light enters and exits the will to receive, and it performs an infinite number of actions each moment. However, if a person is in the state of bestowal, he perceives all these various actions as absolute rest.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/27/10, “Preface to the Sulam Commentary”