The “Tragedy” Of Receiving For One’s Own Sake

laitman_555Comment: In the corporeal world, there are many desires and needs and one must seek constant enjoyment for them. In the spiritual world, on the contrary, there is constant abundance, and you need to look for things you are lacking.

Answer: Yes. In order to bestow contentment to the Creator, I always have to be willing to receive from Him.

Question: It turns out that in this world we are always running around in search of pleasure. And in the spiritual world there are a huge number of them, but there is no desire. Where can I get it?

Answer: There is a solution to this. In our world, the solution is to go to the level of spiritual reception, that is, for the sake of bestowal. In the spiritual world, you have an absolutely unlimited opportunity to receive for the sake of bestowal. Naturally, you have to build this over your egoism, but this justifies itself.

Comment: In the corporeal world, we only experience pleasure for a few seconds. With each passing moment it gradually disappears and then you have to wait for some kind of desire to arise again.
And in the spiritual world, as the Kabbalists say, pleasure is infinite. It is hard for me even to imagine this.

My Response: No. In the spiritual world there is a constant yearning to form a desire to bestow, and in accordance with this, there is an opportunity to realize it.

Comment: The famous English writer Oscar Wilde said, “In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst; the last is a real tragedy!”

Answer: When you receive, you are disappointed because the feeling of pleasure disappears. Pleasure is felt only on the contact between desire and fulfillment. And if this contact is no longer there, then the fulfillment becomes disgusting because instead of pleasure it brings suffering.

Therefore, the wisdom of Kabbalah is based on how to receive correctly. A person receives only with the intention to bestow. There are two opposite elements together here: the desire to receive with the intention to bestow.

If a person builds the correct correlation between them, which is called the Partzuf, then he has the opportunity for infinite pleasure, unlimited in either time, quantity, and quality.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 6/10/19

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