I always have some kind of attitude to what is happening to me, to my environment, my loved ones, and the world. If I attach the Creator to that attitude, then I delve into discernments of why it is happening, for whom, whom will it benefit, and so on.
As I do this, I am inducted in an entire war for every state! If I discern these states “inside knowledge,” it is called a “Greek” approach, meaning according to my mind, feeling, understanding, and all my notions. Alternatively, I can advance by “faith above reason” and search for the force of bestowal, wishing to see everything from this point of view. In that case I do not want to receive knowledge and understanding into the desires that awaken in me, but I want to come out of myself with the help of these desires. I want to step to the outside, enter others, and there receive all the knowledge and fulfillment by faith above reason, inside the Kelim of bestowal.
The fulfilment I am able to receive inside myself is called “this world.” What I can receive on the outside, coming out of myself to the outside, is called the Upper World. I am fighting for this approach which I want to maintain, and this is called the war of the Maccabees against the Greeks. The Greeks are just a symbol for all rational thinking that exists in the world, the human mind, the scientific approach. The Maccabees are above this because they personify the work of the priests (Kohanim) that belong only to bestowal.
A person must always wage this war until he ascends above the battlefield. In this war you have “spies” whom you send to the “market,” meaning to the place (desire) that is ruled by “multiple authorities.” Among your thoughts and desires, some are still ruled by “many,” which sometimes pull you in one direction and sometimes another, all for the sake of their egoism. This continues until just one power is established in all of your desires! When it does, it means you leave the “market” and enter your “house.”
The market turns into the house and the “spies” leave there, as it is written, “Until the last foot leaves the market.” You remain alone with the Creator, together with Him, in adhesion, in your desire or house.
In the spiritual world we do not shift from one place to another. There exists only one place or desire. However, you change it and build it by changing your attitude so it goes from being a “marketplace” to a “house” in which you light a candle, “praising the miracle” (Persuma de Nisa).
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/1/10, Writings of Rabash