What Vessel Is Suitable For The Light

260.01The Creator fills everything, He is everywhere. We are in the ocean of the upper light, the upper force, which is good and fills everything. However, we can feel it only to the extent that we have a suitable Kli, a vessel. After all, we cannot come for water with a bag suitable for holding flour. What kind of Kli is suitable for the Creator in order to feel the upper force and even measure it?

This spiritual vessel is fear. Instead, we bring a Kli that is completely not suitable for the revelation of the Creator, and therefore we live in darkness. The only problem is the vessel because the Creator fills the whole of reality. There is nothing besides the Creator; it is the common force of nature.

The entire pleasure of the Creator is to reveal Himself to the created beings because this is how He can give pleasure to us. For now He is working on us in concealment and this does not give Him pleasure. This is why we want to reveal the Creator and be filled by Him in order to give Him pleasure. That is, we do not long to receive the upper light within ourselves, but we want to give the Creator the opportunity to fill us.

We want to express our love for the Creator so that He will be able to express His love for the created beings. All this is implemented by the mutual force of bestowal, in the reflected light from the side of the created beings and in the direct light from the side of the Creator.

Therefore we need to build a vessel for the revelation of the Creator, which is called “the fear of the Creator.” That is, we are afraid that we will not be able to provide the Creator with the conditions for filling us.

We want to give ourselves to the Creator so that He will fill us and enjoy us, do with us whatever He wants. Therefore, first of all we make a restriction on our egoism, on the will to receive pleasure for ourselves, and then we give ourselves to the Creator through faith above reason. To this extent the Creator will be able to correct our Kli and fill it.

The Creator knows how to turn us into a vessel suitable for His light. This is not simple at all because there are many different lights for which different vessels are required, like the way we need different containers for water, flour, and grain. There is a vessel suitable for each filling, and we are not able to create it ourselves; only the Creator can do it. But He will do it to the extent that we can annul ourselves.
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From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson Baal HaSulam 10/28/21, Writings of Baal HaSulam, Shamati #38 “The Fear of God Is His Treasure”

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