Only by feeling, while in descents, what an egoistic brute he is, completely ruled by his egoism, can a person appreciate being redeemed from egoism by the Creator, and understand how to ask the Creator for his soul’s salvation so he won’t be submerged into egoism any longer—so the Creator will grant him complete redemption.
Until one attains the Creator’s revelation, his exertion in this increases the Creator’s concealment, with the aim of eliciting additional efforts in the person, required to reach the full measure of efforts necessary for revelation.
By working on himself, a person reaches the feeling of emptiness—a consequence of the Creator coming closer to him. Emptiness is the sensation of the difference between the qualities of man and the Creator. One can fill this sensation of emptiness only with the Creator’s greatness above reason—and that’s what he must ask of the Creator!
If we don’t increase love, it will disappear, like any natural phenomenon.
Repeating causes the pleasure to be reduced.
Thus we must constantly increase our desire for one another.
Then love can go on forever.
Hence the most important thing is to know how to constantly renew the desire.
That’s what Kabbalah is about.
We have to be fulfilled by our prayer. When asking from the Creator, we do not expect to receive anything. The plea to Him will in itself be the fulfillment. In our request to the Creator, we want to saddle our egoism (screen and Ohr Hozer – OH).
In OH I feel the image of the Creator that I’ve built. Since the Creator Himself is unattainable.
If I receive fulfillment from the one I love, then love quickly disappears and can degenerate to hate. Love means that I constantly develop a yearning for my beloved. Then I can be fulfilled by them forever. This yearning is called Reflected Light.
From Twitter, 7/9/19