An Easy Path Together With The Light, Part 1
Kabbalists have prepared for us an easy and simple way of attracting the Light that Reforms, in contrast to what used to be before.
We find and see in the words of the sages of the Talmud that they have made the path of Torah easier for us than the sages of the Mishnah. This is because they said, “One should always practice the Torah and Mitzvot (commandments), even Lo Lishma (for oneself), and from Lo Lishma he will come to Lishma (for the sake of bestowal), because the Light in it reforms him.”
Thus, they have provided us with a new means instead of the penance presented in the above mentioned Mishnah, Avot: the “Light in the Torah.” It bears sufficient power to reform one and bring him to practice Torah and Mitzvot Lishma.
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 11
Resting In The Hands Of The Great Kabbalists
On Human Nature
Light Instead Of Suffering
Thank you. I donated some clothes to someone the other day who needed them, and when I did it, a person who saw me do it but never donates decided to donate as well. They said they did it because they wanted others to look at them as if they are a good person. Maybe this wasn’t totally altruistic, but to me, I thought it was good she at least tried to give, rather than not give at all. Maybe if she does it enough times, she will eventually do it just to give. So, for me, I thought it was the best she could do at the time and good enough. But, maybe others disagree.