Question: The Ari, the great Kabbalist of the 16th century writes: “A blind person in Kabbalah is a person who has no reflected light.” That is, this is one who “does not have the light coming out of his eyes.” What does this mean?
Answer: We are talking about a spiritual state where a person can correctly understand what he feels. After all, even now we are in some sort of space in which everything exists! However, we do not know, do not understand, and do not feel it.
In the spiritual world one who has no reflected light is considered blind. This means that I cannot reflect the pleasures that come to me, I cannot receive them not for my own sake.
In the upper world it is impossible to receive directly into egoistic vessels, and therefore I am limited. To the extent that I can rise above my egoism and reject pleasures for my own sake, I can see.
I see means I attain, because the highest attainment is seeing.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 9/10/21