A question I received: Kabbalists affirm that the Creator wanted “…to create creatures so He could be benevolent towards them since if there is no receiver of the goodness, there is no benevolence.” Also, there is no Benefactor.
It looks like all attainments of the Upper Force and Its qualities occur relative to creation, man who attains or senses. How does the entire Thought of Creation look relative to the Creator Who cannot even define Himself without someone sensing Him? Are we (humans) like receptors of Someone who self-attains Himself?
My Answer: It is exactly as you describe it. The rest can be found in The Study of the Ten Sefirot, Part One, Histaklut Pnimit.