Man’s desire comprises 613 desires. Each must be corrected from reception to bestowal by the Torah’s light comprising 613 lights, of which each corrects one of 613 desires corresponding to it. After correction, the same light fills the desire it corrected—observes a Commandment.
The Creator made man in the desire to receive alone,
but under the Torah’s influence
man acquires the intention of bestowal,
thus becoming similar to the Creator
and starts to feel the upper world of the Creator.
I don’t work on my feeling and reason. I only aspire to be included in the group and through the inclusion to acquire new senses. In the connections with the friends I build Man, Adam, similar to the Creator. I don’t care about my current sensations since it is my animate degree.
It is written: great is the teaching leading to practical actions. The light obtained by practicing Kabbalah leads to practical actions—it returns a person to the Source, which is an action. This means that the light creates a new structure, HaVaYaH, the Temple, in one’s heart.
To turn an egoist into man (Adam – Edame, similar to the Creator), the Creator gives man all the states one by one, opposite to Him, so that out of all the states (images) opposite to the Creator, man will prefer the ideal—being similar to the Creator, over his personal comfort.
I ask to feel Your greatness (faith).
In the measure of this sensation, I’ll be able to lower and cancel myself, my ego; not to follow the instructions of egoism that You created in me; but to do everything like You, in bestowal and love, “lishma.”
You created the ego—and I ask You to reform it.
I’d like to act to delight the Creator, but the ego won’t let me!
If the Creator’s greatness is revealed to me, I can bestow as He does.
Therefore, I must engage in the Torah—to attain His greatness.
Hence all the conditions of engaging in Kabbalah, in a united group, etc., …
…. are to attain the greatness of the Creator!
The Creator: “I sold the Torah and Myself with it.” That is, if you take the Torah, you take the Creator too, since it’s impossible to use Torah without the Creator. Torah can be used as a means (Tavlin) to correct egoism and for reward in equivalence of form with the Creator.
By itself, study of the Torah doesn’t engage the Upper Light but merely lets one know about what was written (Hochma Bah Goim Ta’amin).
Spiritual work (Avodat Hashem) is studying the Torah by efforts, attracting the Upper Light to reform one’s intention to receive for oneself …
… to the intention to bestow to others and the Creator.
Until one gains the property of bestowal, Bina, Hassadim, faith, he is called goy.
He can attain the vestments of the Torah but not the Creator clothed in it. The outer vestments of the Torah are called outer knowledge, and not the Torah itself.
The #Torah is the attainment of the Creator, His being revealed.
Egoism doesn’t allow man to act against himself, depleting his energy.
But if man wishes to act for the Creator’s sake, he focuses only on the Creator’s light, on correction, as payment for all his efforts—only for the sake of a chance to bestow—and receives correction!
Sinking in egoism, one can only act for his own sake.
But if one acts against himself, he attracts the reforming light that makes him similar to the Creator.
Yet, he can act against himself only if the group pushes him to.
Hence it’s written: “One can’t get himself out of prison, but he can get saved by the friends!”
From Twitter, 1/12/19