The Torah, “Numbers,” 16:4 – 16:7: And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face. And he spoke unto Korah and unto all his company, saying: “In the morning the LORD will show who are His, and who is holy, and will cause him to come near unto Him; even him whom He may choose will He cause to come near unto Him.
“This do: take you censors, Korah, and all his company; and put fire therein, and put incense upon them before the LORD to-morrow; and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy; ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.”
The incense is the Returning Light, a vessel (corrected desires), which everyone can offer as the corrected state in the right form of the soul. A person offers it in order to contact the Creator, the upper force of love and bestowal, and to check whether he is connected to Him, in resembling Him and in an equivalence of form.
This is bestowal, raising the desire, raising MAN. Such an attribute inside us can come in contact with the Creator, but at the same time, we have to give up all the egoistic demands and requests and totally focus on what is called incense.
The incense represents a state in which nothing is left of the dried plants, for example, except the smell. This means that nothing is left of a person, and everything rises to the Creator.
When he offers it by himself, he determines his fate if he acts correctly. But if he doesn’t, his current level dies and instead the next level is required. Then what is called “and the staff of Aaron shall bloom” may occur.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/20/15