A regular salesman agrees to give his product to the customer under conditions that benefit him. But the Creator does not need our work and gives us conditions which benefit us. He agrees to give us all the Light, but under the condition that we have somewhere to accept it.
Just like a friend who is ready to give you all his treasures, but asks you to bring bags to fill them with gold and silver. He will fill as many bags as you bring.
Our egoism works in a completely different way because it has nothing to give us. The crisis of the modern world is when the demand is greater than the ability to receive and then it begins to operate like a bank, printing money without actual back up. You come to ask for a vessel, and instead, it gives you paper money, promising much more than it actually has. This results in the growth of a huge financial bubble, which blows up at the end.
This crisis shows us that the desire to enjoy does not have the ability to provide us with fulfillment. And the desire to bestow, on the contrary, is ready to give you everything, just bring bags, vessels, desires!
The only problem is that we do not have the right vessels, desires. But there is a plethora of Light. The Creator has no shortage of either gold or silver or any other fulfillment—and the only thing that stops us is the lack of the correct desire able to reveal this fulfillment.
The suitable vessel for the revelation of fulfillment is the intention to bestow or connection. If every one of us is able to receive one gram, then when 100 people connect together, they can receive 100,000 grams, instead of 100! This is because connection gives a greater power than regular addition.
There is a special supplement in the connection—a spiritual essence, which comes from Above—beside the regular sum of forces performed below. This is like a second coin, added from above when we earn our half below, or like two merging drops where one comes from below and the other one from above. It is known that connection contains many times greater power than a regular addition of forces.
And it creates the vessel, suitable to the Light. Whatever number of people there is: 10, 100, 1,000—they must be connected and loyal to each other. And then their connection creates the necessary vessel and not a simple sum of their private desires.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/21/11, Writings of Rabash, “The Miracle of Chanukah”