Just think how much help we’ve received! We want to receive from the Creator in order to please Him, and someone has already fixed things so that until we really want to please Him we won’t get anything.
This is an invaluable aid. After all, if we received from Him not in order to do Him good, but simply to enjoy from Him, then we would never escape the egoistic use.
This is why there was a restriction, after which I can be absolutely sure that if I want to receive and to enjoy the Creator for myself, I won’t be able to do so. How good it is that someone has set this natural law for me, which cannot be broken.
Only when I want to enjoy in order to bestow upon the Creator in order to please Him and to be equivalent to Him as we both please one another—only then will I be able to do it. This enables me to attain the condition; I won’t commit a sin and won’t receive egoistically. Before I am able to receive in order to bestow, I will remain in the dark. How wonderful!
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/24/12, Writings of Rabash