The proper study of Kabbalah is what brings us to our goal. It is written: “Make your desire similar to the Creator’s desire.” The desire and the purpose of the Creator is to bring his created beings to the same level as Him. After all, this is the perfect, high, and the only correct degree.
To become like the Creator means to acquire the property of bestowal, which brings man out from all evil and removes all the limitations intentionally created by the Creator since good is only felt “as the advantage of the Light from within the darkness.”
Therefore, we alternate between states all the time: in the left line, then in the right, building one based on the other. That is how we study the work of the Creator on us, the way He awakens supposedly negative and supposedly positive states in us.
In fact, we need to stop giving importance to what state we are in. The only thing that matters is whether we bring contentment to the Creator. We rise above good and evil and worry only about being inside the Master, feeling Him. We live only for this.
Our new organs of perception are above our desire to receive, above the restriction; we build a screen and reflected Light on top of them. Thus, we no longer exist within ourselves but within the highest goal, within the Creator. This means working due to the reflected Light.
We imagine how to please the Host, what the “head” of our spiritual Partzuf, the soul, is, and then we manifest it in action. Since the Master wants man to experience pleasure, we are ready to experience it. That is how the “body” of our soul is built.
The reforming Light brings us to all these states if we study correctly. The correctness of the studies is checked only by one criterion: as much as I am included in the ten. The ten is called the congregation of Israel, the minyan, the group, the vessel of the soul. When I feel that the entire ten is like one person and I care only about it, I am studying correctly and the reforming Light is acting on me, leading me to the right connection.1
“It is our sages said, the Creator said to Israel, ‘I have sold you My Torah. It is as though I have been sold with it.’ These are the terms of the deal.”
Do we need the Creator in addition to the Torah? Imagine that you are buying an apartment and you are told that it is sold only along with the owner. How would you like it? Why do I need the owner inside the house? But this is the condition.
If you want to get a soul, then know that the Master is always inside of it. And even more, you buy the soul and the Creator, you pay Him for it, but He remains the master.2
In studying the Torah, I must strive to buy the Master. That is, the Creator, the intention for the sake of bestowal, must rule over me.3
When the desire to receive ruled my life, it was also the Creator’s command manifested in such a form as if it were my desire. The Creator himself says that he created the evil inclination. And now he gives me an additional task, saying: “I have covertly ruled over you all the time, but now I will show you how I am guiding you, so that you will learn My tricks, My actions; I want to give you the steering wheel so that you know how to properly lead your soul. And I will sit next to you and I will not drive you any longer; you yourself will carry the entire world, including Me.”
The Creator shows us what He does, and therefore, our work is called the work of the Creator. The revelation of the Creator is the revelation of the work of the Creator. To the extent we understand and know Him, we receive a portion of His work from Him in order to do it ourselves. So we become like the Creator and as a result, He gives us all His work. This means achieving an adhesion.4
Imagine that your ten, ten friends, live in an apartment where the owner is the Creator. You constantly ask the Creator how to treat the friends correctly to maintain amicable relations. How can you live in one “apartment” if you argue all the time? Beside you and your friends, the Creator is near, advising you on how to establish a wonderful life in this place.
I get a lot of complaints about conflicts arising in different tens. But you forget that the Creator is present within the group. Ask Him to mend your relationship because “creating peace in heaven will establish peace between us.” We ourselves are not able to establish good relations; the Creator must become the glue that unites us. You just need to ask, together!
It is like a child with his mother: he can get angry and be upset with her, but he cannot escape, their connection cannot be broken; it is established above. We only need to ask the Creator.5
Kabbalists use the language of the branches when describing the commandments of the Shulchan Aruch because it is the language by which spiritual actions can be explained.
In the spiritual world there are no words and definitions that could describe that one force plus another minus a third will produce certain states of the soul. But by using material roots, you can express everything. For example, netilat yadaim (washing of the hands): take the vessel in your right hand and pour it on the left (in the left line), then in the right line, and repeat three times. Now we need to think about why we do it three times, why to the left, then to the right, what kind of vessel it is, why it has water poured in it, and what kind of water it is.
From this, you can understand what it means to “wash your hands” as a spiritual action: to remove your hands from receiving. This is a very serious description drawn up by Kabbalists, and if we attach the right intentions to it, then we are in front of a laid table (Shulchan Aruch), on the other end of which is the Master, and we are opposite Him.6
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/6/19, The Right Way To Study The Wisdom Of Kabbalah
1 Minute 0:15
2 Minute 13:18
3 Minute 15:35
4 Minute 26:58
5 Minute 36:31
6 Minute 51:45