Two Bags of Gifts

Dr. Michael Laitman“And the Light, which is hidden in a world and which clothes in it, is called the point of the phase “Yod,” dividing into two letters “Hey”: the world of concealment and the world of revelation. The whole work of a person is in revealing this point, continuing it with the phase of “Vav” – from one world to another, i.e., with the letter “Vav” between two letters “Hey,” revealing an abundance of Light for everyone, emanating from the Surrounding Light to the one surrounded by it, i.e., two letters “Hey,” with the secret “Bina, Yesod, Malchut.”

The Creator has two “bags.” He takes the desire from one of them and puts it into a person. And after a person works with the desire properly, the Creator puts into him the fulfillment from the other “bag.” And then this action is repeated, but with a new desire. He treats us as we treat our children. We grow and develop depending on our ability to prepare the desire received from the Creator, working with it and making it suitable for fulfillment. This is the essence of the whole process of the creature’s development.

But we must not forget that our work is right in the middle: We have to properly shape the desire that comes from the Creator.

As for the fulfillment, in reality, it already exists inside the desire. And the moment the desire receives its correct form, the fulfillment is revealed in it.

But the most important thing is to discover the One who is causing all this, the One who acts upon us, this has to be the end result of all the states that we go through.

Because the corrections are not an end in itself, the Creator could have given us all this in the final form. It’s important for Him to let us discover Him with our work, an understanding of the Divine. This is what’s meant by “connecting the two worlds” (“two bags”).

Baal HaSulam mentions this in the article, “Thou Hast Hemmed Me In Behind and Before,” when talking about the connection between the two letters “Hey” (“ה“), the top one –Bina and the bottom one – Malchut. And the letter “Vav” (“ו“) between them is the line- Zeir Anpin that joins Bina and Malchut together.

So, a person who connects two worlds deserves to receive the whole creature. And this is the work that a man cannot opt out of. In order to discover this single acting force, we have to go through all these states, seemingly putting in our own effort, until we discover that “There is none else besides Him.”
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11.26.10, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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