Question: Why do we work especially on the 613th commandment which is love of others and the 612th commandment which is fear of the Creator, while these two commandments stem from all the other 611 commandments? This means that these two commandments had to be considered less important than all the others.
Answer: All we have to attain is:
- Restriction one, the Masach (screen) over the Light of Hassadim, which means over the attribute of Bina; to be above all our desires, to bestow in order to bestow, and this is the 612th commandment, receiving the Light of Hassadim.
- Then we have to fulfill the attribute of “to receive in order to bestow” in the attribute of Keter, which is the 613th commandment, the commandment of love, unity, the receiving of the Light of Hochma in the Light of Hassadim.
All the other commandments are private corrections and actually make up these commandments, and so in Talmud Eser Sefirot we study only about these two corrections. But when we yearn for them we gradually correct ourselves by fulfilling the private desires the soul is made of in all its 613 parts. So think about these two corrections and all the other private forms will be fulfilled in you by themselves under the influence of the Surrounding Light (Ohr Makif).