Answer: AHP are vessels of receiving and GE are vessels of bestowal, Hafetz Hesed, that don’t want anything, but are satisfied with what they have. Keter, Hochma, and the upper part of Bina are only bestowal with no receiving.
It is only from the middle of Bina and downward that the thought begins of how to repay the Host, Keter, for the pleasure that He has given it. This is the reason that Bina develops vessels of receiving (Zeir Anpin and Malchut) so that it can receive in them in order to bestow.
This is the reason that there is only bestowal until the middle of Bina, and below that, receiving. The fall means that we cannot work with our receiving desires without having a Masach (screen) over them in order to bestow, and so we don’t use them. Only after we receive the Light that Reforms can the AHP rise, but only on condition that we receive an answer to the prayer (MAN) from the lower.
It turns out that we can use our desires to receive only in order to bestow unto others, unto friends or the public. We never will be able to use our AHP for our own sake in order to reach a state of greatness. What should we do that for? This simply cannot be! We can receive only according to the request of the lower.
This is the whole formula of “from the love of the creatures to the love of the Creator.” It is only because we want to receive a request from the created beings and want to bestow unto them that we have a chance to delight the Creator and feel love for Him. This is one action: the receiving of the prayer from them called “the love of the creatures,” and the request that is aimed upward for the fulfillment of this prayer called “the love of the Creator.” According to this formula, the action immediately is fulfilled.
The public gives us its deficiencies to bestow. Although they cry “give us bread!”, we must translate this request to spiritual deficiencies. At the same time, we must gradually teach people and bring them to spiritual needs. As it is written, “for they shall all know Me from their smallest to their greatest.” This means that we must teach the public that all of their deficiencies ultimately should be the desire to reach bestowal unto the Creator. Then, we will receive the right request from them and raise it upward. This means that “the love of the creatures” will connect through us to “the love of the Creator.”
This is the whole system. This is the only action by which we perform corrections. Three components are needed for this formula. The lower is the public, we are in the middle, and the upper is the Creator. Therefore, it is impossible to only study Kabbalah and perform correction. It is either together or death. A person is called Adam, one who resembles the Creator (in Hebrew). How can we resemble Him?
We must believe that the Creator is only a good and benevolent force, and this is also how we should relate to the entire world. We are the only ones who can help people reach the good, and therefore we must do that. This is the reason we receive their deficiencies and raise them upward.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/19/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam