Resemblance To The Creator

938.05Question: What is the meaning of the connection between cause and effect? Is it the same as the struggle with a disease but not the correction of the disease itself?

Answer: No. We correct the disease itself. When we correct our ego, we turn it into a totally different system, a system of bestowal instead of a system of receiving.

Each one restricts their ego, and then there is a Masach (screen) and the reflecting light, which means that one doesn’t want to receive all the good that one can seemingly receive for oneself. A person receives it only in order to sustain oneself and gives everything else to others.

This state is called bestowal. To the extent that we can connect in one common general system, we will feel the attribute of bestowal inside it, which flows between us and is revealed inside us as the Creator.

By resembling the upper force through the mutual relations between us, we enable it to be revealed somehow in others. It does not exist externally to us, but if we want to feel it, there is no other way but to connect between us through attributes, desires, and actions of bestowal unto each other. Moreover, it is not the same bestowal that we picture now.

It is a very complicated action in which you ascend above yourself, against yourself. By doing so you resemble the Creator to some degree.

Of course in the Creator there are no such efforts of Tzimtzum, tension, and all that since He is the force itself. But in order to feel Him inside you, you make efforts, which means that you keep the condition of resemblance to the Creator and then He is revealed in you this way. This is the reason that a person is called “Adam,” which stems from the Hebrew root “to resemble the Creator.”

He exists by Himself and we don’t know how, but He is revealed inside us as the force of bestowal, love, connection, and mutual actions between us. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah is all about. We resemble the Creator and He is revealed in us. This is the condition of equivalence of form that is the means for the revelation of the Creator to a person.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 9/15/19

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