Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah tells us how we should act with the intention of in order to bestow unto others and not for our own sake, which means that I enjoy the fact that I bring others pleasure. “Others” is an enormous infinite desire that is external to me. If I convey the pleasure that fills them through me, this pleasure flows through me and fills me, but doesn’t extinguish the desire because it has to be passed on to them. Thus, we can say that between me and the pleasure there is another person. I, as the upper Partzuf in Kabbalistic terms, take the pleasure and pass it on to another. If people are together in one network and receive from each other in order to pass it on to each other, they simultaneously receive everything and convey everything and thus are in an infinite, eternal flow of absolute pleasure.
This is the formula of eternal pleasure—to enjoy for the sake of another. It is absolutely logical and we can actually understand it, but we have to fulfill it so that it will work.
Question: Can we illustrate this idea by examples from our world?
Answer: It is impossible to bring examples to someone who doesn’t distinguish between the attributes of bestowal and receiving. We can only see these attributes inside us. It isn’t concealed, but it depends on the intensity of the general desire of humanity, which doesn’t feel the real need for and isn’t ready yet to acquire the perfect eternal pleasure through bestowal. There are very few people who want to learn to bestow. It is a way to receive enormous pleasure.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/28/16