Answer: Working in Lo Lishma is within reason, and it can be on different levels, but what is the meaning of levels in Lo Lishma? Could it be that I am working 99% in Lo Lishma and 1% in Lishma (For Her Name), or 1% in Lo Lishma and 99% in Lishma, which means that I have attained such a high level that there is only 1% that I must correct before I am totally in Lishma?
No, it doesn’t work that way. The levels of Lo Lishma and Lishma are levels of ascent toward the attribute of Bina, to bestow in order to bestow without using vessels of receiving. So, we don’t work with vessels of receiving in order to reach Lishma but must constantly be above them.
Some of them may belong to holiness, to bestowal, and some not; it is divided into different times. It is like a ladder on which you seem to be standing with one foot on one step and the other foot on a different step because the moment the Light raises you just a little above your desire to receive, it performs a restriction in you.
The parts that are below the Chazeh of the Partzuf are restricted. You ask for this restriction because it is only after the restriction that you can speak about vessels of bestowal. True Lishma begins only after the restriction of the desires.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/6/14, Writings of Rabash