Uniting As Equals

Dr. Michael LaitmanWe need to strive to always be in faith above reason. If the Creator were to reveal Himself, I would lose my independent “I” and become a “parasite” (one who receives) in the upper system.

It is similar to the way a person who lies in bed attached to tubes with artificial support doesn’t need to get out of bed. If the Creator were to reveal Himself, I would be unable and unwilling to make a single move because He would fill the entire world with Himself. This is why I always need to be independent from Him and conceal Him.

Now, we understand why Malchut, once she experienced this state in the World of Infinity, was unable to handle it: This cancels the “I” which is the essence of creation. The Creator awakens the “I” in us, and we become ready to refuse the entire fulfillment, the entire knowledge. This is the feeling of shame when it seems to us as if we have ceased to exist.

This is why our entire work is in constantly preserving ourselves as the creature that is distinct from the Creator, but, on the other hand, similar to Him. This is possible only when we keep a divider between us. However, this divider does not really separate us. We connect above it through similarity, meaning the connection that we have built between us to the extent of our similarity.

I do not let my desire to enjoy receive the Light directly. We unite with the Creator and are inseparable from one another in the Reflected Light where I build the similarity to Him. Knowledge and reason are below, while faith and bestowal are above them. It is in this faith and bestowal where I connect with the Creator.

The Creator never reveals Himself in such a way as to do all of my work for me and cancel my “I.” The Upper One only shows me examples by lowering His lower part, AHP (Awzen, Hotem, Peh), to me, while I take these examples and make myself similar to Him.

This is what is referred to as “the Creator’s work.” He does not do the correction for me, but teaches me how to correct myself. And the pleasure comes from our adhesion or connection.

From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/15/10, “What is the Advantage that There is in Work Which is More than the  Reward”

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