Question: The Creator wants enjoyment on account of our correction in which we receive for His sake and that we will attain this at any price. Therefore, the Creator is the greatest egoist. Is this the level of altruism we must achieve?
Answer: The Creator is the characteristic of absolute goodness. It can be said of Him that He is the greatest altruist or egoist, yet this is just one unchanging characteristic. The Creator is the nature in which we are found.
We are immersed within a “black bubble” whose characteristic is absolute egoism, and we need to gradually get out of it.
The desire of the Creator is to bestow. We cannot wonder whether He is an egoist or not because there is nothing in Him except for a desire to bestow. The Creator is only a desire to bestow and all of His creations are only a desire to receive. We were created this way intentionally to be His opposite, otherwise we would not be called creations, meaning separated from the Creator.
To be like the Creator, to attain the same level and to serve with identical happiness, with fulfillment, our desire to receive must receive only with an intention for the sake of bestowal; it will then be equal with the level of the Creator, even though having a characteristic opposite His, a nature of reception not bestowal.
Therefore, our work is summed up as the acquisition of an intention. To the degree that our intention is to bestow, we can use the desire to receive as much as we want because then our actions will be directed toward bestowal and we will be like the Creator, equal to Him, understanding Him, and fulfilled like Him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17