Rabash, “Three Prayers”: When Moses came to speak “In Your name” which means that they should work for the sake of the Creator “evil comes to these people,” which means that they become more wicked. This means that before Moses came to speak that they should only work for the sake of Heaven, they all engaged in God’s work and thought that they were righteous.
They had the strength and energy to work because what they work for was clear to them. But after Moses came with the message that they had to work in order to bestow, they became wicked. So for them it would be better not to engage in work “Lo Lishma.”
We see that many people who come to study feel the strength, the desire, and the egoistic motivation. This continues until they are impressed by the real work and understand that it should be totally above the ego and against it.
Then their powers disappear. Until then they were fierce, determined, and full of energy, and suddenly everything disappears and they lose the power to do anything. With what energy can they work, with what fuel?
Then they all fall, and only those who can advance by drawing powers from bestowal and are ready for actions of in order to bestow can switch to a different fuel, to energy of bestowal.
Question: What is the alternative fuel of bestowal?
Answer: The fuel of bestowal is respect for the Creator, the greatness of the Upper. Therefore we have to feel the greatness of the group, then the greatness of the teacher and all the Kabbalists of the past, and then the greatness of the Creator.
We have to constantly work on this greatness and on its appreciation and by that we will receive the power to advance.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/22/14, Writing of Rabash