Question: If relative to the Creator, we are already in the third, corrected state, then what does it mean that we have to give pleasure to the Creator?
Answer: We have never gone out of the third and the first states; relative to the Creator, there are no changes. Everything that was created by Him was created at once and instantly, and there is not even question of time. We will begin to feel this soon.
Ari wrote in his poem: Behold, that before the emanations were emanated and the creatures created, the upper simple light had filled the whole existence. What do it was before and then mean? Baal HaSulam explains this in his writings.
The state of time is a causal relationship. But we do not understand that either. Cause and effect are always related to time for us.
The picture that we attain in spirituality is beyond our limitations of time, space, and motion. We feel them only at our lowest earthly level. Once we start to feel the upper world, we will see that there is no time, no death, no birth—nothing! There is only a constant ascent in the property of bestowal.
From the Novosibirsk Convention 12/8/12, Lesson 3