The path “from love for the created beings to the love for the Creator” is a very subtle concept. Everyone will agree with loving the Creator, even a completely secular person who thinks about it just in case the upper force does exist, it is better to be on good terms with it. That is why everyone is ready to love the Creator and this is accepted by people in all traditions. A person is even ready to observe some religious rituals because love for the Creator is a non-obligatory abstract notion.
On the other hand, love for the created beings requires a lot because it clearly manifests itself in this world and is visible to everyone, and a person must prove that he really loves the created beings. This is not easy. There is no objection to love the Creator, but no one supports love for created beings. Therefore, it is written that “Israel is a small people,” that is, those who strive to love the Creator through love for the created beings.
Many fall on this path because love for the created beings does not arise in us naturally. Although a person understands that the science of Kabbalah promises him the revelation of the eternal and complete spiritual world, nevertheless, “a thousand enter the room and one comes out to teach.” People start studying and after a few years give up on spiritual revelation, without understanding what is actually being discussed.
There are two completely opposite approaches. One is to take a spiritual message and bring it down to earth, into our world, with reference to our behavior. This is religion. The other one is to elevate this spiritual message upward, rising with it to the Creator. This requires changing our properties, acquiring the property of bestowal, which cannot be achieved except through special exercises to correct the relationship between us with the help of the reforming Light.
Such work is contrary to our desire to enjoy and is possible only with mutual support. If such special people with burning points in the heart who want to attain the revelation of the Creator, adhesion with Him, and the purpose of creation, get together, then they are obliged to build relationships that will be influenced by the upper Light, which will correct them from egoistic to altruistic, for the sake of mutual bestowal. The upper Light will then be revealed within them, which is called “the revelation of the Creator to the created beings.”
From this it is clear that there are two completely opposite approaches about which it is written: “The view of the landlords is opposite to the view of the Torah.”
“The view of the Torah” is the use of the reforming Light called “the Torah,” which builds spiritual commandments in us, inverting every egoistic desire into bestowal.
“The view of the landlords” is the opinion of those who want to remain in their desire to enjoy, and therefore, try to invert the spiritual message for their own benefit so that there is an excuse to remain in egoism, without changing their desire. In this case, the intention remains egoistic. We observe this phenomenon throughout history.
From the moment the people of Israel received the Torah until today, these two approaches to the Torah have existed in the people. The world is about to face great suffering that will compel the people of Israel to understand and fulfill their mission, that is, to bring the revelation of the Creator to the whole of humanity, which means to reach the end of correction.
Meanwhile, however, love for the created beings repels people. They neither desire, comprehend nor want to hear about it. However, this is an obligatory stage—one on which the love for the Creator is being built. We will have to overcome both of these steps and we must prepare ourselves for the maximum possible connection. Although it is still egoistic and incomplete, our pain of being unable to do more attracts to us the Ohr Hozer (returning Light), which works on us.
The Creator will finish the work for us. We need only to raise a prayer to Him, MAN, to express our desire and pain, and the upper Light will complete our correction. Everything is achieved only by our efforts to unite, which lead to prayer, to the disclosure of the correct deficiency according to which the Creator completes the work for us: the upper Light comes and performs the action.1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/10/18, Lesson on the Topic: “From Love for the Created Beings to The Love for the Creator”
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