Answer: Your desire is only your desire when, in fact, it must be unified with other desires. That’s where the whole problem lies: We are not sufficiently unified. Individual forces are in abundance, while the collective force of unity is not.
Everybody read all the books, knows all the fancy ideas, understands the sources, works in the group, disseminates Kabbalah, and participates in the conventions. But the question is: Are we building the place where we have to reveal our higher degree? This place is our integral desire. Integration of desires is the place where we find the future world. Do we have such a place? Do we feel internally bonded so that in our oneness to reveal the Creator?
That is exactly what we lack; that is where we are not exerting enough effort. We need an intense field, intensity among us, a yearning toward tight interconnection. Only in it, in this field, will we reveal the Creator.
Everyone contains enormous powers; everyone is stuffed with mart ideas and exerts the most earnest effort, but unity is still something we lack. We haven’t done sufficient work in order to create the place we need.
All souls rise to Malchut of the world of Atzilut, and the Light descends to it from Above. It is Malchut in particular that receives our prayer (MAN), a sum total (Σ) of our desires aimed solely at unity. And that’s what we need. Individual cries do not rise to Malchut of Atzilut and remain pointless appeals. It expects one common need since spirituality is revealed in the bond between people.
Hence, it is said that the minimal multitude is two. Even two, you and I, and the connection between us is enough. If we create such connection motivated by the desire to find the Creator, it will become the place of His revelation.
That’s the problem. If you are not working on unification, your claims are not accepted. You have to answer for two things:
- Did you study the Torah? In other words, did you strive to love others as you love yourself, by way of the upper Light regarded as the “Torah”? Did you yearn to establish connection with others and learn to love? That’s what is regarded as “studying the Torah.”
- Did you expect redemption? In other words, despite all your efforts, you haven’t achieved any result. But did you anticipate it nonetheless? Did you raise MAN for correction? After all, redemption comes from the Creator in an instant.
These two conditions are mandatory for us to meet. There is no other solution. It’s not about someone’s personal demands but about laws. In reality, there are only two forces: the property of bestowal and that of reception. And the connection between them arranges the entire cause and effect system of creation for us.
I cannot make claims to the law, nature, whose integral part I am. Hence, the wisdom of Kabbalah explains to us how to employ these forces of nature correctly.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/18/2011, Baal HaSulam’s Letter 10