Question: How do I achieve the similarity of properties with the Creator when both His intention and His action are bestowal, and I only have the ability to correct the intention? How can I become like Him in the full sense of the word?
Answer: You become absolutely like Him according to the essence of the action. Do you give to Him? You do. Does He give to you? He does. Do you do everything in your power to express your love to Him? He does the same.
When an infant does everything to make his mother happy, it does not matter whether he receives something from her or gives to her; it is the quality of the action that counts. It is the same with people: You are looking at the direction of the fulfillment, but what happens here is the revelation of the relationship, and it can be that the receiver bestows.
Only our world lives without an intention (attitude) sustained by the spark of Light that exists in it and gives it life. However, the entire spiritual world only operates according to the intention. When we say that the Lights of NRNHY (Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Haya, Yechida) fulfill us, what do these Lights represent? They are a relationship with one another, and nothing more than that.
“I receive from Him.” What does this mean? I receive and feel His attitude toward me. What do I give to Him? Also, it is only my attitude toward Him, and this fulfills us.
Then, what do we give to each other? This does not matter at all. We do not take this into consideration. I do not need to receive anything, like Hafetz Hesed (wanting nothing for himself), and we build our attitude above this.
The desire (Kli, vessel) created by the Creator is no more than a black point in an ocean of Light. However, what does the “ocean of Light” mean? “Ocean of Light” points to the Creator’s attitude toward that point.
This point also must expand to the point of infinity in its attitude toward the Light. This way, it will become a vessel, a receptacle for the Light. But what does it receive? It receives the Creator’s attitude. We do not understand that the pleasure here only comes from the attitude toward one another.
There can be no pleasure without attitude. Pleasure without attitude can only exist in our world, which is why this world does not exist. It is an imaginary world from which we rise into the spiritual world where everything is only determined by intention.
From the 2nd of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/30/2010, Talmud Eser Sefirot