The main thing is our unity through which we re-establish the shattered soul of Adam. A person’s work is to correct all parts of this soul, to connect them together by gradually connecting with each other more and more. First of all, we need to figure out what is preventing us, what is the resistance to our unity. It is in our personal inner qualities, not some external enemy. This enemy sits within us and instead of hiding it, we need to correct it so that we can turn hatred of others into love of others. When we draw this adversary toward connection, it becomes 620 times more significant, stronger, and deeper than it was prior to the shattering.
It turns out that it was not a shattering; but only the revelation of the hidden evil. It existed from the beginning within Adam, but had not manifested. And when he wanted to use his desire to receive in order to bestow, he could not do it because the egoistic qualities were then revealed.
We need to understand the essence of the shattering, the sin of the Tree of Knowledge. It was the revelation of evil that had been placed there initially and suddenly was revealed. He then felt broken, in the sense that he was unable to maintain the previous unity.
We all are the consequences of this action, which is called the sin of the Tree of Knowledge, the destruction of the Temple, the shattering, and we need to find out exactly where those desires are.1
The evil inclination is only that which resists connection, the will to receive positioned opposite to the intention to bestow. Initially this desire was restricted, it was unable to work with receiving in order to bestow. And that is why when this structure called Adam started working with these desires to receive in order to bestow his sin was revealed, in other words, his egoistic intention.
We need to correct these desires that unfold as shattered, starting with the lightest and moving to the heavier. This takes time; we do this in small portions until we return back to the corrected general soul of Adam. We come to the very state that Adam HaRishon wanted to be in, performing the action of receiving for the sake of bestowal in his whole soul, as if he had succeeded.
But in fact, it is not quite the same state. That is why we had to go through this entire process, because we reveal the evil through it. And the disclosure of evil is a tremendous contribution to the correction and to the final state. This evil possesses great power, directly opposite to the Light, to the Creator. And it is exactly through this power of evil and its various appearances that we attain the Creator’s nature, His character, His style.
We come to understand the depth and the multifaceted nature of the evil of egoism and begin to gradually bring it to the good. Ultimately, we acquire a corrected desire in which there are two forces: our desire to unite and the egoism resisting it, both working in order to strengthen the power of the future connection between us and the Creator.
That is why it is impossible to have evil without good or good without evil—both of them must function together. And actually, they faithfully do their work in order to reveal the Creator and give Him pleasure. The entire system is geared toward this and we only need to add our work.2
From all our brief and limited lives, we have one opportunity: to reveal the source of life and to establish an eternal connection with Him. Therefore, we try to establish these connections with the friends. I am obligated to connect to the system since it is only from the ten Sefirot that I will be able to attain the upper force.3
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/6/18, Lesson on the Topic: “Attacking the Connection”
1 Minute 0:20
2 Minute 3:50
3 Minute 48:13