Our role is to tie ourselves constantly to the Creator, that is, to His attributes. It is as if we want to hide in Him, like in a state of the embryo (Ubar), or to resemble Him, like in a state of smallness (Katnut), or to be His partners, like in the state of greatness (Gadlut). We want to merge with Him to such an extent that we will be able to perform all the actions with Him, not before or after Him, but together, by acquiring from Him all the attributes of bestowal and love of others.
Everything is attained by the Light that Reforms on the way to one whole connection: Israel, the Torah, and the Creator are one. The Creator is the attribute of bestowal and love. The Light that we can receive from Him is our connection to Him. Thus, we advance until we reach unity. However, all this is attained by self-annulment, by the dressing in the Light of Hassadim and then by the dressing in the Light of Hochma.
On the way, we attain faith, the light of Hassadim, the desires to bestow, the state of smallness. Then, we come to complete faith, the dressing of the Light of Hochma into Hassadim, the state of greatness. This action is fulfilled by adhesion to the environment that provides me with an example of the Creator. Instead of working with Him, I work with the environment, which is the same thing. It is because I don’t feel that anything enters my desire to receive, and so I don’t feel others nor the Creator. This is why it is said, “from the love of the created beings to the love of the Creator,” which is the only way we can advance.
Otherwise, I will always go wrong and lie to myself that I am a complete righteous. This is why the actions of different organizations and people in this world show who is motivated by love of others and for whom it is most precious because it stems from the purpose of creation. This is the criterion by which we can identify those who are close to us, but in the meantime, I have not identified anyone.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/30/13