Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of The Ten Sefirot,” Item 96: And those that won can no longer retire from keeping the commandment correctly, as one cannot retire from a wonderful pleasure that comes to his hand. Hence, they run from transgression as one runs from a fire. This is so because now the branch is properly cleaved to its root, and life pours to him abundantly and incessantly from its origin.
In this state we can overcome, we can rise above egoism, but it isn’t easy: We don’t sit in a comfortable armchair and the delicacies don’t fly into our mouth. It’s thanks to the previous attainment that we can rise high, over all the obstacles.
The difficulties don’t disappear and the road doesn’t become easier—we have to constantly overcome the desire to receive. But the previous Partzufim that are stabilized inside the soul provide us with additional experience. There are those who are still climbing up to the “King’s palace” and are thrown back time after time, and there are those who have already entered and started working. But in any case, “there is none wiser than the experienced” because he already knows how to keep the direction towards adhesion.
Question: But still, the state described here is a good one….
Answer: It’s good since you have the opportunity to bestow limitlessly. You don’t exist, you are nothing. You only do good to everyone, including your greatest enemies, whom previously you couldn’t even think about without feeling repulsion. You worry about them in every possible way, and you don’t want to take yourself into account in any way. You are ready to work your whole life in order to bring at least one gram of pleasure to your greatest enemy.
Question: And this is abundance?
Answer: Yes. You are filled by being able to act differently and to treat everyone this way without exceptions. This means that you have transcended all your desires and that you receive in order to bestow. You are ready to give all of Infinity that you have just acquired to those who seem to you not only as zeros, but even as the greatest villains. This is the result of your work.
Otherwise, what is adhesion with the Creator? You become similar to Him in your attitude to others. There is no other way to become similar. It is said: “From Your actions we will know You.” And what are His actions? He reveals His love towards everyone, although they are opposite from Him in their corporeal desires. He loves them above hate, and you should resemble Him. It’s in this way that you reach adhesion with the Creator.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/14/2012, “Introduction to TES”