This means that by all our dealings in the Torah and the commandments we want that our reward will be to feel the greatness of the Creator. And all the prayers that we pray should be to “raise the Shechina from the dust,” since the Creator is concealed from us because of the restriction that took place, and we cannot evaluate His importance and His greatness.
…and for this reason a person should try not to forget the goal while studying the Torah, and to constantly keep it before his eyes that he wants to receive this from the studying, that the studying will influence the greatness and the importance of the Creator…that by that he will be able to get closer to the Creator, so that he will be able to bring Him contentment since the Creator is important, and that will be his reward; and he has no desire for another reward for his work.”
This is how the right kind of work is determined: working because of the greatness of the Creator and to bring Him contentment without any account for one’s self, but only in order to be fueled to bestow. This is possible only by bestowal upon others, in preparing the whole general vessel for the revelation of the Creator. It’s impossible to do it directly, since we have no contact with the Light except for one option, to let it be revealed by our help in corrected vessels.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/28/12