Moving Toward Altruistic Nature

216.01Question: Baal HaSulam who based his methodology on the system of the Ari, wrote that when one pronounces the names of lights and Kelim (vessels), the person evokes the surrounding light because he seems to remember what is written about his soul. What does this mean?

Answer: The fact is that a person wants to achieve such states that speak about the quality of bestowal and love, qualities that are opposite to his egoism. By striving for this, he attracts upon himself a special illumination, a special force. He arouses the forces that are very deep within himself.

Therefore, by striving for the opposite, that is, restricting himself in everything and giving out all he has to others, he brings himself to rise above the egoistic nature, which, in fact, is not so important to him, and moves toward the altruistic nature.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 8/2/22

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