Obtaining the Greatness of the Creator through the Environment
And while one sees how one’s environment slights His work and does not properly appreciate His greatness, one cannot overcome the environment. Thus, one cannot obtain His greatness, and slights during one’s work, as do they.
And since one does not have the basis for obtaining His greatness, he will obviously not be able to work to bestow contentment upon the Creator and not for himself. This is so because one would have no motivation to exert…. And one’s only choice is to either work for oneself or to not work at all since for him, bestowing contentment upon the Creator will not be tantamount to reception.
The measure of the greatness of the Creator comes from the environment which cares about the greatness of the Creator. Only then will everyone have the energy to act for the sake of the Creator.
– Baal HaSulam, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar”
The friends should primarily speak together about the greatness of the Creator.
– The Rabash, Rabash—the Social Writings, “What to Look For in the Assembly of Friends”