Question: The idea that the shade of the Sukkah symbolizes the need to settle for little frightens me since I want to feel that I am in the world of Infinity that is full of love and forces of bestowal. What restriction does it refer to?
Answer: The whole world is open before you. Go ahead. Go right back to the Creator! Sukkot is only the beginning of the year.
There are still many more states ahead in which you will work hard. After Sukkot, there is the holiday of Simchat Torah (rejoicing with the Torah), and then there is Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights” when our practical correction to bestowal begins.
The light of Hanukkah symbolizes complete bestowal, and so it is impossible to use the Hanukkah candles for light, but only in order to see them. As it is written, “These candles are holy,” and Holiness is bestowal. Afterward, we attain an even a greater correction and reach the holiday of Purim.
Purim is directly opposite to Yom Kippur (Kippurim). On Yom Kippur, we decided that we cannot do anything with our absolutely terrible egoistic desires. In Purim, they all are corrected to such an extent that we cease to clarify them. We can eat and drink as much as we want, and we are sure that it is in order to bestow and that everything will work out for the best.
Question: How does a Sukkah that we build in the yard symbolize the Sukkah that we must build in our heart?
Answer: Building a Sukkah in the heart means to create the conditions in which our desire to receive will be corrected by the Surrounding Light, which means that all our intentions will be focused on the benefit of others.
Therefore, it is customary to invite guests and to receive very honorable visitors in the Sukkah: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph, and David. They symbolize the Lights that come and correct a person.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 10/2/14