A Mitzva (commandment) is the correction of our desires in order to connect them into one, in one direction and one intention. We can divide our desires into 613 parts, 620 parts or 10 parts and to other forms of division. However, the Torah and the Mitzvot are, in fact, a correction that is called the correction of the shattered desire to receive, from in order to receive to in order to bestow.
Thanks to this correction, all the desires connect to one general intention, to one source. Every part doesn’t worry about its own pleasure any more, but about delighting the one Creator. So, all the parts connect, as it is written, “For in Him doth our heart rejoice.” We connect thanks to our yearning for Him.
Unity is possible only through connecting, as “Israel, the Torah, and the Creator are one,” which means that we want to delight the Creator. We cannot just connect to one another if it were not aimed at the Creator because the desires to receive cannot connect by themselves. They only can connect through their goal. If each of us wants to delight the Creator, we connect in Him!
It is the same when it comes to the private parts inside a person. A person is a small world that is made of 620 parts. Each of the 620 egoistic parts of my soul wants to enjoy either sweet or bitter food, listen to music, rest, or get fresh air. If I want each of these pleasures separately, I feel what I enjoy, and each of the pleasures is different from the other.
However, if I want to feel all these pleasures in order to bestow, in the Creator, all these multiple, small, private pleasures turn into one big pleasure for me. This is called the one and simple Light of Ein Sof (Infinity) that is not divided into separate Lights of NRNHY.
All our unity is fulfilled only in the Creator. There cannot be any connection between us outside the Creator since each part is wrapped in the shell of its ego and cannot connect with others. We are like a bag of nuts that cannot connect to one another. Only if we annul ourselves and want the bag to collect and bring everyone together and to be the one thing that unites them, each annuls his shell and everyone becomes incorporated in one bag.
So, “Israel, the Torah, and the Creator are one” isn’t just a saying. There cannot be Israel (a person who yearns for Yashar El, straight to the Creator) and the Torah if they are not fulfilled in the Creator. This is a very important principle.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/28/13, The Zohar