Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually
To Awaken the Desire
Is it worthwhile to artificially awaken the desire to bestow and to go against my desire?
We must artificially awaken the desire! Otherwise, if we work according to our desire, which is the desire to receive, then everything that feels good with the desire, we will do and what doesn't, we won't do. In this way we will never exit our desire to receive.
A man is called whoever finds within him this distinction that is called man, and puts it above his desire to receive, above his physical body. It really doesn't matter if I do this artificially or not. The main thing is the result.
If I commit and convince myself to work above my desire to receive, this is called artificial, but it is also called working against my nature. In this manner a new desire develops in me, second nature. If we wait for a new desire to come from the side of nature, it doesn't happen. Nothing spiritual comes from my desire to receive. And from where will I take another desire? Only from being integrated with others, from the environment, and from the work against the desire.
- from the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 01/07/11, The Book of Zohar (minutes 26-29)