Man’s Birthday

742.03The desire to receive does not disappear and does not extinguish in us, but gradually we learn to use it for the sake of bestowal. The quality of reception, which is called Malchut, remains in us, and the quality of bestowal, the quality of Bina, is clothed on it. Therefore we become like the Creator and are called man, Adam, that is, like (edome in Hebrew) to the upper force.

In this way, a person can advance becoming more and more like the Creator. This means that he rises up the degrees of equivalence of form to the upper force. He wants to prefer the governance of the Creator to the governance of creation, to prefer the desire to bestow to the desire to receive. So he rises from this world, where the quality of Malchut reigns, to the upper world, where the quality of Bina rules.

We still do not understand what “faith above reason” means, that is, the rule of Bina over Malchut. These seem to be empty words to us until we make this transition from Malchut to Bina. Malchut remains but hides inside Bina, and Bina wraps Malchut and gives it form, that is, determines its behavior, controlling Malchut.

And Malchut supports Bina; the more Malchut grows, the higher it raises Bina. Therefore the Creator says to the creatures: “You made Me.”

Within our egoism, the Creator is at the lowest degree of all possible degrees, and therefore hides from us. But the higher we raise Him above the level of Malchut, the more we can reveal Him. We raise the Creator, Bina, to reign over Malchut. This is how we overcome our egoism and establish the Creator as king over the world.

From the moment we make an internal decision that Bina will rule over Malchut, that faith will rule over reason, the human level begins to develop in us. And this milestone of our development is called “Rosh HaShanah” (new year). We declare that on this day the first man, Adam HaRishon, was born, a man was born in us, already somewhat similar to the Creator. From this moment a new period begins, the “new year.”

This is why this world was created: so that a person would raise the quality of bestowal above the quality of receiving, replacing the force of egoism with the force of bestowal. And the higher the quality of Bina rises, the higher our desire to receive rises with it, until all Malchut rises to Bina and then to Keter. This completes all the corrections of creation prepared for us by the Creator.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/8/21, “Faith Above Reason”

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