Baal HaSulam, Shamati #3, “The Matter of Spiritual Attainment”: In order for us to attain what He had wanted us to attain and understand as “His desire to do good to His creations,” He created and imparted us with these senses, and these senses attain their impressions of the Upper Light.
The created being sees the one Light of Ein Sof (Infinity) and the one vessel as divided to different levels of Aviut (thickness), to many discernments in which it is possible to differentiate between the mutual relationships between the Creator and the created being.
It seems that we are advancing toward a simpler Light, but it isn’t so. After all, we collect more and more vessels, desires, that are more clarified, discrete, separate and singular and, at the same time, mutually connected by billions of ties between them. In this infinite versatility, we reach the Light of Ein Sof.
It turns out that our work doesn’t lead us to simplicity, but rather to complexity, and it is from this complexity that we reach simplicity.
We need all these multiple discernments, which actually increase in the ascent to Ein Sof. They increase in the form of a cone that gradually expands because our desires keep on growing, and, accordingly, newer Lights are revealed: NRNHY in each and every part.
At first, we rise and are only a point, but later each one is multiplied by ten Sefirot, and they are also multiplied and so forth. According to the old legend, the rice grains were also multiplied, and the governor used them to pay the wise man for every square on the chess board by multiplying their amount each time until it became a great amount. This is only a small example as to what we reach in the clarifications of the Lights of NRNHY of NRNHY, and so on, and thus we rise and discover new discernments.
On the other hand, it becomes increasingly simpler since every ten Sefirot from the lower level unite and become one on the next level. So, the picture of this world doesn’t disintegrate, but paradoxically grows clearer since there are more discernments. It is because we receive the simple Light from above and our vessels become more closely united.
Thus, we reach analysis and synthesis, which means separation and connection, and we reach it all at once. So, our perception isn’t split and it isn’t confused and doesn’t suffer from a schizophrenic syndrome, but we actually reach simplicity, although this simplicity is complicated all the time.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/12/13, Shamati #3 “The Matter of Spiritual Attainment”