The Filling Of Complete Emptiness

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What is the meaning of preparing myself for continuous emptiness and the feeling of this filling?

Answer: There is the correction of the vessels and the filling of the vessels. Everything takes place inside a person and I have to prepare my vessel in order to receive everything as good and nothing more is needed.

I receive everything that I have from Above, from the Creator, from there is none else besides Him, and therefore I have to yearn for feeling good only from the fact that I receive from Him. This is called the purification of the vessels, the level of Bina, Hafetz Hesed. My desire to receive is corrected to such an extent that it doesn’t demand anything for itself except for the feeling of connection with the Creator, which is what fills it completely.

I don’t care about any state that may come, ranging from the best to the worst, all the terrible emptiness and different extreme states, since I am above my vessel with a Masach (screen) and the Ohr Hozer (Returning Light).

If I am adhered to the fact that everything comes from the Creator, I fully accept every state with my complete mind and to the depth of my heart, in all my accounts, desires, intentions, and feelings. This is called the level of absolute bestowal, Hafetz Hesed, the first essential correction of the desire to receive, after which it is possible to reach bestowal unto the Creator. This is a kind of cleansing from my ego.

If the state comes from the Creator and I am in a world that is totally managed by the upper force, I don’t care about what I feel in my desire to receive. If it was sent by the upper force, it must be good, and therefore I am calm.

I don’t feel that I am a hypocrite and I don’t pressure myself, but actually feel that I am truly in a state of correction. Anything can take place in my mind and heart, but I only want to be adhered to one point, to the thought that it comes from the Creator.

Therefore, I am in actual bestowal in Hafetz Hesed, on top of all the events that can possibly come along, be it wars, troubles, fears, anxieties, conflicts, eruptions, the worst possible events and the best ones, I know that it comes from the Creator and this thought is enough to cover all the feelings in my desire to receive.

A very strong Reforming Light that comes from above is necessary for such a correction, the Light of Hochma that affects my desire to receive and raises it to the vessel of Bina. But in the meantime it illuminates in a concealed manner, in the form of the Ohr Makif (Surrounding Light).
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/19/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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