Every action which doesn’t begin and end with the thought of delighting the Creator as much as possible is not a pure holy action. If you don’t do it for the Creator’s sake to begin with, then who are you doing it for? Do you just want to connect to the friends so that you will feel good? There are many such organizations. But if you don’t follow the advice of Kabbalists accurately, then it’s all for the sake of the ego.
Question: But how can I think about delighting the Creator if I don’t really understand what these words mean. It’s like Chinese to me.
Answer: If I want to solve a certain problem in mathematics, I also use different letters as unknowns, and form an equation and compare it to a certain unknown, to a certain unknown goal that I want to reach. But if I solve all the equations correctly, I eventually reach the goal, the result that I wanted to attain. That’s the way it works.
A person who wants to build a house prepares a drawing and understands what he has to do. There is no way he will build something different than what he planned. He knows that he is building a house. But in our case it’s a bit more complicated. It’s because we need to reach a goal that is around the corner and we don’t see it. So now we are given a tool by which we can aim even at an unseen goal that is around the corner.
This tool is the group, the love of the created beings, of the whole world. This world is like a lens that focuses our vision. If you can focus the whole world into one point and connect to it and feel that there is only one force operating in it, that there is none else besides Him, and that it is good and benevolent, you reach the Creator.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/18/13