Concealment pertains to where one wants to see and understand but does not see or understand. At that time, we can say that something is hidden from him. Moreover, the measure of concealment is measured by the need to know. Hence, when a person has no need for knowledge, it cannot be said about that person that he is suffering from the concealment.
For example, if a person has to work somewhere only half an hour every day and receive his salary once a month, he must believe that he will be paid although he still did not see anyone being paid. Hence, he believes in the company although it is hidden from him whether or how the company will pay the salary, since no one knows this company where he wants to work.
If he wants to work more than half an hour, he has a greater need to know that the company pays the salary on time. Thus, if he heard bad rumors about the company, he suffers more from the concealment. And if he wants to work day and night, he certainly feels a greater concealment because he has a greater need to know whether he will receive his salary as promised.
Since the kingdom of heaven is above reason, everyone suffers from the concealment. However, for those who want to work for the sake of the Creator, the concealment is greater because they have a greater need to know, since the body keeps asking “What is this work for you?” It follows that this question is always understood according to how much a person wants to work completely for the sake of the Creator.
The answer to the question is “Blunt its teeth.”
(Rabash, “Revealing the Concealment”)
We must agree that we do not see the reward beforehand. On the contrary, as we move forward, we will see the opposite picture, that there is no reward and there never will be. And all this is in order to raise us above reason.
The less we know and understand and the less confidence and evidence we have, the more opportunities it gives us to build a support system above reason. Then this confidence will be revealed not in our egoistic desires, but only in bestowal, above reason, without proof, because “our heart will rejoice in the Creator.” Meaning, not in us, not in our egoism, but above in the Creator or in the group, in the connection within which we reveal the upper force.
Therefore, no one will see the pay in their hands. Anyone who does not agree can immediately leave and seek a reward in ordinary material life. In spiritual life, the reward consists in giving it up, in the importance of the one for whom I do the work.
From the Preparation to the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/24/13