The Program Of Creation

Dr. Michael LaitmanTo carry out the goal of creation means to become similar and equal to the Creator. That is His program in relation to us because this is the best, perfect state. However, in order to become equal to Him, we have to acquire a desire equal to His.

The Creator created a point of desire and then fulfills it with His attitude, Light, all the pleasures, and love for creation. He exhibits two ways of relating to creation: The Light of Hochma and the Light of Hassadim. This causes the desire to become enormous, the World of Infinity. Our task is to add our own attitude to this desire, where our attitude is opposite to the Creator. To help us to this, the Creator places a point of bestowal into the desire He created, in order for us to develop it with our efforts. Thus, we develop our attitude to Him until it reaches the size of His attitude to us. We increase it by 620 times.

It is impossible to make this change all at once. It can only be done gradually, step by step, by making small changes. The path is paved with descents and ascents because on one hand creation must remain empty and desire fulfillment, and on the other hand it must cleave to the Creator above the empty desire and become equal to Him. This is why there are always two opposite states combined inside creation.

There are two kinds of Light: Direct and Reflected. The Creator wants us to relate to Him in the Reflected Light the same way He relates to us in the Direct Light, and thus to become the same as Him. However, for Him bestowal is His desire and His nature, whereas for us, bestowal is the intention to bestow while desiring to receive for His sake.

Therefore, we can be opposite to Him by having opposite desires, but equal to Him by having the same intentions – the intention of bestowal and love. If I address Him with my desire, then I am opposite to Him. If I address Him with my intention, then I am the same as He. That is why I always fall in my relationship with Him due to the difference of our desires, and then I ascend due to the similarity of our intentions. When my desire increases, I become opposite to the Creator, but when I correct my desire to receive through the intention to bestow, I become equal to Him.

Thus, I always oscillate between these two axes, and the most important thing is for my "self" to remain in the middle, in the middle line. I have to acquire the greatest desire to receive, which is opposite to the Creator, and then accordingly attach the intention to bestow to it. That is how I create the middle line: to receive for the sake of bestowing to Him, or for His sake. Through equivalence to Him, I will cleave to Him.

If I don’t care about how I experience my state, good or bad, and the most important thing for me is to remain in the intention of attaining the greatest possible similarity to the Creator, then I am in the middle line.

From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/7/10, "Introduction to the Book, Panim Meirot uMasbirot"

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