On the second day of the convention it is proposed that we examine the subject, “How do we get rid of the ‘stench’ of the rotten ego with the help of our efforts?” There are articles by Baal HaSulam and Rabash in which it is said that when a person looks at how his ugly desire gradually dies in agony, he is pleased by this because with this he is born. To the same degree that the ego rots, he feels that the Adam (man) is born in him.
The ego is like inverted, plowed under by the plow. This means it is reversed, reversed to altruism. The plow is the Light of the Creator. The fertilizer is our efforts with which we previously wanted to fill the ego.
Ultimately, under the influence of the Creator, the quantity of our efforts becomes qualitative. We receive an opposite ego in which the “flower bud from the ground” is revealed, the altruistic characteristic, our soul. This is talked about in the second article of The Book of Zohar, “The Flower Buds.”
After the true “self” grows in us, we must scrutinize if we are ready to connect to “we,” meaning to attain the same covenant about which we spoke in the beginning. Thus, the second day will finish with this, where we (individualists) are connected into a single “we,” meaning into our single “self.” With this we go to sleep joyful, satisfied, and happy.
The result of the whole day must be prayer, our gathered desire, as much as this is possible, yearning for the goal, for the power to realize this goal. Every stage must be accompanied by a better and better molding of this petitioning, this prayer.
From the Convention In Sochi 8/25/14, Lesson 4