Choosing Between The Creator And A Dish

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: When does a person attain faith in the Creator, which is evidence that he is on the true path?

Answer: Faith must always be renewed on every new level. Faith is bestowal, the level of Bina, Hafetz Hesed, bestowal for the sake of bestowal, making it possible to rise above our desire to receive. This is what is called faith in the Creator.

I raise myself above my desire to receive, above the Tzimtzum, to the level of Bina, to bestowing in order to bestow. That is how I direct myself completely towards the Creator.

In the meantime, I cannot use a desire to bestow; I cannot sit at the table of the host and enjoy all the tastes, feeling that I enjoy him. I carry out my preliminary corrections, rise above the Shoresh, Aleph, Bet, Gimel, Dalet phases of Aviut by wanting to be above my desire, and direct myself only towards the Creator.

I look only at Him. Seductive smells rise from the table, but I look at the Creator. Even though I feel how tasty the tastes are, the Creator is more important to me.

I don’t forcefully stop myself because I am ashamed to take from the table. The Creator simply becomes so important to me that I need to choose between Him and the dish. This is called levels of faith.

I prefer to aim towards the Creator instead of aiming towards the dish. This decision is made in the 4 phases of Ohr Yashar (Direct Light), Bina.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/20/14, Writings of Rabash

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