Baal HaSulam, “The Peace”: Although I have thus far proven that one must work to benefit people, where is the proof that it has to be done for the Creator? Indeed, history itself has taken care of this for us and has prepared for us an established fact, sufficient for a full appreciation and unequivocal conclusion.
Is it enough to simply worry about the world when we approach the public? Is it enough to build a happy, integral, global, society in which everyone works together in collaboration and cooperates with each other? Or should all our actions be aimed at delighting the Creator, to such an extent that without it we wouldn’t lift a finger and go through any trouble for this suffering humanity or pay any attention to what is going on? If it is impossible to delight the Creator, then let the whole world burn.
I present this sharply and toughly on purpose, although not everyone will understand this. After all, it is actually the upper level that determines everything with regard to the lower level. If we yearn for and focus on the goal of creation, it means that we have a desire that matches it, a point in the heart that is connected to the goal of creation and not to nice, worldly social urges. Our work on the way to the end of correction is basically to rely on the principle of “Israel, the Torah, and the Creator are one.” This means that if the Creator is not part of our plans we will not succeed in anything that we do and all the nice initiatives will turn into futile attempts at establishing communism or kibbutzim and nothing but that.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/08/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam “The Peace”