Question: What is the state of bestowal? What does a person who is in this state feel?
Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah, which studies the nature of man, the state of the world, and the entire universe, states that there is no bestowal on the corporeal level. The entire nature of our world is egoism, that is, the will to receive.
No one gives anything to anyone. No one can. No inanimate, vegetative, animate, or human being can give anything to anyone without receiving something in return. And this is not bestowal but rather an exchange, reception.
If I give in order to receive something good in return, it means that I am receiving. When we pay money for a purchase in a store, do we bestow?
Question: So is this a kind of egoistic altruism?
Answer: There is no such concept as altruism. It was invented by philosophers.
Comment: But you yourself gave an example of cells in the body that as if give for the sake of the entire body.
My Response: For the sake of the body because they participate in the general metabolism of the body without which they themselves will not be able to live. And in cancer cells the internal program of such coexistence is disrupted, and therefore they kill the body and themselves. That is, they act to their own detriment. They shoot themselves in the foot, so to say.
Question: Does it mean that there is no pure bestowal in nature?
Answer: No. There is only reception. That is why our wisdom is called the wisdom of Kabbalah, the science of receiving, because it clearly speaks about reception.
Very often we hear a wife reproach her husband: “I gave you my whole life!” Or parents say to their children: “We gave you our lives!”
Yet, no one gives anything to anyone! It is just that if we value this object, then by giving to him or her, we feel that we are receiving. We even often ask: “Please, take it, eat it” and so on. That is, for us, it is like an act of receiving and not giving.
Therefore, if you look at anything in our world correctly from the point of view of Kabbalah, you will see that no one bestows to anyone and they cannot! This is not inherent in our program. Absolute bestowal comes only from the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 1/28/19