“Thou shall not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain…” is an action performed by a person. “For the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain,” is the response of the upper force to a person’s action.
“Thou shall not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain…” means that you cannot draw the Creator’s force in order to perform certain egoistic actions since the Creator is the force of absolute bestowal, the attribute of bestowal. You cannot ask, demand, or use it for egoistic purposes in any way. It will lead to nothing since such actions draws you away from the Creator, and this is the punishment.
If the Creator is the perfect absolute, it’s impossible to influence Him in any way! You can use Him only in order to correct yourself or to draw away from correction. This is what all the commandments actually relate to. The first Ten Commandments are the main ones since a person is made of ten main attributes.
The first attribute, “there is none else besides Him,” belongs to the Sefira of Keter (head), which is seemingly ideological and detached from all the rest. You don’t see, hear, know, or feel Him. You cannot use Him in any way!
The second attribute is not to draw Him for egoistic purposes, and it belongs to the attribute of Hochma. There is a kind of delegation of authority here, a kind of revelation of the Creator that a person can use. But be careful, since if you use this Light without the right preparation, you can receive it inside you and it can lead to a shattering. This will draw you away from the Creator! The Light of Hochma will throw you backwards.
However, if you use the Light of Hochma correctly, which means for the correction of your desires and not in vain, it will clarify and analyze everything correctly: You will know who you are and be able to continue working correctly.
So, you should pay attention to which direction you are operating. The Creator doesn’t forgive our mistakes, and a wrong action leads to an undesirable outcome.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/25/13