Question: Do all my clarifications relate only to my attitude towards the group?
Answer: There is no other way we can see the truth except through the environment. We only feel the difference between the desires, but we don’t feel the Light itself, just as we don’t feel or know what electricity is, but can only measure the effect of some phenomena that goes through the wires. In fact, nothing goes through the wires, but we simply imagine it this way. It is all our subjective perception and therefore we can only distinguish the relative changes.
We see these two states: state one and state two, but the reason for the changes between these two states is a force that is concealed from us. However, by studying these states, we learn about their concealed cause. This is called “from Your actions, we will know You.” Creator operates on us, His actions are fulfilled in us, and according to these actions we get to know Him.
This means that we always feel and measure our only vessels. Even the Light of NRNHY is called by names that we give the changes in our desires.
Question: How can I be sure that I have reached the end of the clarification and that it is right?
Answer: We can measure whether it is right only with regard to others: Does my attitude towards others and my attitude towards myself change in favor of the others? The attitude towards others is a very versatile discernment because we learn about our attitude towards the Creator from our attitude towards others, since it includes everyone. By correcting our 613 desires and performing 613 Mitzvot (commandments), we attain a vessel that is totally corrected in order to bestow and we reach the end of correction. But these 613 desires are always external to us and operate with regard to others.
Now we cannot measure the level and the intensity of the correction that we perform, but later it will become increasingly clearer. The whole correction is in order to bestow outside myself, with regard to vessels, desires, outside myself that seem foreign to me. By changing my attitude towards them, I acquire the attribute of bestowal and discover it as a partial perception of the Creator.
Only my desires and the desires of the other participate in this: one of them less and the other more, and the Upper Light is in a state of absolute rest and fills all of creation. I place my vessel above and the other’s vessels below, and the Light flows from one to the other. I feel which Light fills me and which stream goes through us according to the gap between our levels, the gap between the potential of our desires: Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Chaya, and Yechida.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/24/14, Questions and Answers with Dr. Laitman