We should not be concerned with the right way to express our request—if it arises inside the heart, it will be heard. No extra actions are needed to transfer it and send it somewhere. The correct request in the heart already turns into a common prayer, and is an action on its own.
The correct desire, the vessel, is the main thing. It is the actual prayer. To pray means to “judge yourself, evaluate whether your desire is correct. And the correct desire includes all the components: the depth of the vessel, its covering for the sake of bestowal, and the prayer. Man on his own begins to feel what he is lacking for it to become a common prayer—otherwise, it will not be a desire to bestow.
A desire must contain the feeling of the greatness of the goal, the greatness of the Creator, one’s own nothingness, and the greatness of the group. When all the necessary elements connect together, it is called the full measure (Seah)—the cup, where we receive fulfillment.
The deeper man goes into his desire—the better he sees the elements he is lacking. And all this he finds in the group.
There is no other fulfillment but desire, and the fulfillment always corresponds to the desire, and it depends on whether this desire is organized the right way. This is because the desire is the form of fulfillment, and fulfillment does not have a form when outside the vessel.
As soon as our aspiration to bestow reaches the minimal measure—we immediately ascend to the first spiritual degree. Thus we advance until we reach an absolute desire in this discrete, digital form, a portion at a time. This is our entire correction—correction our desires.
The purpose from my perspective is to reveal the correct desire, the need for the things that I lack. Nothing is required of the creature but the desire to bestow to the Creator. There is nothing higher in the Creator’s eyes but for the creature to have the feeling of the greatness of the Creator, aspiration for love and connection, and sadness and thirst for attaining bestowal. We please Him by aspiring towards Him.
And the fulfillment that comes from Him is our reward because this fulfillment helps us double our desires. When I receive the revelation and fulfillment, I rejoice because this gives me an opportunity to double my aspiration, the expression of my love and desire for Him. This is the essence of what I gain.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/1/12, Writings of Rabash