Work All Day Long Like At A Temple

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: It turns out that each one of us is constantly “drilling a hole in the common boat,” and we only need to raise our sensitivity in order to understand this.

Answer: Once we begin working with it, we will reveal “613” actions (commandments), mistakes (Shgagot), and transgressions (Zdonot), which specifically relate to the mutual guarantee. After all, it is the action that was “commanded” to us, and we are capable of carrying it out!

This is the only free action, and this is why it is called the “one commandment,” but it consists of many components (GE [Galgalta ve Eynaim] and AHP, that is, of all levels of desire) as a result of the gradual correction of the desire into the mutual guarantee. All of this becomes realized through one tiny free opening, with all the commandments being realized in its passage. This is similar to the birth process, the transition into this world through a narrow passage from the womb.

I reveal the Upper World in my aspiration, in my attempt to be in the mutual guarantee, in the state of loving others. This is why it is written that “the end of an action is in its initial thought,” in other words, I constantly need to be in one intention.

All of my actions must be for the sake of love of others and love of the Creator. The action itself does not matter, what matters is the intention that I can connect to it. It is written that the Creator does not care how we slaughter cattle (our egoism); He cares about the intention.

This is why we evaluate whether we make mistakes and commit transgressions or, alternatively, observe commandments and make corrections only against the intention and not the actual actions. The Creator does not care for your actions. What He cares about is what you are planning on reaching through them.

For this reason, when you begin to add the intention to bestowal, the intention for the mutual guarantee, then all your actions in life become free! The entire 360 degrees at which you operate become one enormous pipe that leads to the Upper World!

Instead of being the initial narrow straw, this entire world becomes your guide into spirituality. It expands due to the Light of Hassadim, the property of love and bestowal. And then what you do does not matter: whether you work in the field or at the office, when you do things with the intention to bestow, your entire work becomes like work at the Creator’s Temple.

In this way we discover an absolutely different attitude towards the action, towards bestowal. And most importantly, this way we evaluate what would be a mistake or a crime. We do not go by the actions, but by the intention, by whether it is for the mutual guarantee, love and bestowal to them. This determines what makes you a sinner and what makes you a righteous: Everything is only according to your intention.

The masses think that everything is evaluated by the actions, but in spirituality everything is only determined by the intention. This is why it is written: “The opinion of the Torah is opposite to the opinion of the landlords.”
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/12/10, “The Love for the Creator and Love for the Created Beings

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