Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 4

Dr. Michael LaitmanDear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.

The Essence of the Work in Torah and Mitzvot

One should crave being awarded the reward of a Mitzva (commandment/good deed) [performing a correction]. This means that through keeping the Mitzvot [corrections] he will be rewarded with [has to demand] adherence to the Metzaveh (Commander) [as it said: “The reward for performing a commandment is knowing the One who prescribed it].
– Baal HaSulam, Shamati (I Heard), Article no. 227, “The Reward for a Mitzva–a Mitzva

When one can aim in order to bestow [to benefit another], this act is called “a Mitzva (good deed).”
Rabash, The Rungs of the Ladder, “Concerning the Reward of the Receivers”

The work in Torah and Mitzvot [correcting egoism by the Upper Light] begins primarily after one has been awarded repentance from love [actions that stem from love of others]. Only then is it possible to engage in Torah and Mitzvot with love and fear, as we are commanded.
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 133

Related Material:
Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 3
Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 2
Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 1

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  1. I want to know the Creator, but now, all I see and feel is through the screen of my egoism. I want to perform good deeds, to know Him, but I can’t. How do I cross this barrier, for His sake and not my own?

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