Answer: A person tries not to think about whether he will be personally hurt or not while following the path of “I shall hasten it.” He only thinks about how much he can bestow. Still, the path of “I shall hasten it” is better and much more comfortable than the path of “in its time,” and we should follow it, although such thoughts about profit cannot be considered being on the path of “I shall hasten it.”
It’s as if you are asking: “In which bank can I get a greater profit for my investment? In the egoistic bank or the altruistic bank?” In the altruistic bank you make a billion dollars for each dollar that you invest, but when you want to receive your 100 billion dollars after a year, you are told: “Sorry, this is an altruistic bank! All the money that you have invested has already gone to new contruction, to helping the poor, for classes for children, for repairing the homes of those who need it.”
You begin to shout, “But I invested my last dollar!” That’s true, but you invested it in the altruistic bank, so what do you expect? It’s true that the bank made a great profit for you and that you have earned billions of dollars, but you receive it all as an altruistic profit.
If you are not happy that your dollar yielded a 100 billion dollars after a year and that the whole sum was transferred to all of humanity, then it’s your problem that you don’t feel happy. If you perceived all of humanity as your children, then just imagine how happy you would feel that you managed to give your children such a huge sum of money.
Question: But if we still have to suffer, why should we study Kabbalah?
Answer: Why suffer? If I advance, then every obstacle along the way is not considered a hindrance but a springboard. It’s as if I encounter it and by using it I leap onto it as a springboard to go a great distance.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/28/13, Shamati #70 “With A Mighty Hand and with Fury Poured Out”