Question: The fourth commandment is: “Remember the Sabbath day to sanctify it.”
Why is it necessary for man to observe a certain day, to rest on this day, and is it so important to the Creator?
Answer: It is important because there is a cycle: every seventh day is a break, as if stopping the entire universe and starting it again. This is called “a week.”
Comment: You said that the work of man takes place during six days that symbolize the six Sefirot of Zeir Anpin. Let’s say our entire work is to connect with others. For six days man seems to work on his own, but he must understand that even if he works on the seventh day, it will not bring him any benefit. The Creator must complete the work for him.
My Response: This is not about our everyday work.
It is written that the Creator worked for six days and rested on the seventh day. This means that we are supposed to work for six days and rest on the seventh day. But this does not mean working as the Creator.
His work is creation. It is Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod—six directions.
And our work is to kind of modify ourselves in accordance to these six categories. When we finish it, we come to the last one. But the last category is realized in us by itself. Therefore, there is nothing to do here, just not to interfere.
If you have correctly attracted the six forces upon yourself, then the seventh force, Shabbat, from the word “Shvita” (a break during work), does all the work itself precisely because you do not interfere with the actions of the Creator. You have received from the Creator everything possible in the six stages, the so-called “six days,” which are united in you, and then on the seventh day, you receive their result.
Question: So, are we talking about internal spiritual work? When I pass these six degrees, the next one starts automatically. Does it mean that even if I wanted to, I could not work?
Answer: No, absolutely not. This is the work of the light. The seventh degree is the sum, the result of the previous six degrees. We only need to allow it to be realized.
Question: It means that if a person has connected with another by his own efforts, then pride arises in him. This is not the connection we are talking about. Do we need to make an effort and then leave the work to the Creator?
Answer: Always! Because you will not be able to finish it by yourself anyway.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 12/26/19