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It is impossible to attain something in completeness if its parallel is absent.
One comes to love cleaving to God as one acquires the hate of separation from him.
The degree of hating separation is according to one’s knowledge of God.
One should know God, from whom he is separated.
Then he can know what he loses by remaining separated.
Engaging in Torah and Mitzvot (commandments)
Lets one feel the severity of the state of separation.
As one acquires the Light of Torah, hatred for separation is created in him.
He begins to know what causes him and his soul to be separated from the Creator.
Delight and pleasure the Creator wants to give.
By hatred of separation, one can discern the great Good.
And one begins to yearn to cleave to God.
All the descents where one feels that he has come to separation, are an opportunity to discern its opposite.
Learn the benefits of the ascents from the descents.
Appreciate the importance of being brought near from Above.
As when one is given food without ever having felt hunger.
The ascents make him hate the descents and the separation they cause him.
He discern the distance between one and the other, “as far as Light excels darkness.”
Then one can regard the matter of cleaving to God.
By which the delight and pleasure in Divine Thought can be achieved.
“His desire to do good to His creations.”
It is simple to cleave to God, the Creator.
But, it does require effort and exertion to acquire the sensation and feeling of delight and pleasure.
Concentrate your entire work on faith in the Creator.
This is what to should pray for.
There is power in the faith: through it, one comes to hate the separation from God.
Faith makes him hate the separation.
This is one of the powers within faith. Faith is not what you think.
It is more than saying “I believe”
Faith or as it originally was called in the original language of the Bible (Hebrew) Emuna is a power that is even above the creative aspect of wisdom as is known from the tradition of the Biblical prophets.
When one leaves faith for but a moment.
They immediately cease the Torah and the work.
They are no longer inspired.
He thinks in his mind that these things are no good.
They are not worth his time.
See the difference that exists,
Reason is based on faith.
Constantly remember faith.
Otherwise one can fall into a state of even wickedness.
In a single day; one may fall many times.
Faith should not stop even for a moment during one day.
Know, the reason for forgetting faith stems from the fact that faith is against all the lower selfish desires of the body.
These “lower” desires of the body are called the “will to receive for oneself alone,”
Only when cleaving in faith do we have the power to go out from these lowly bodily desires and go to Godly reason.
Before one acquires the vessels of bestowal, called ”cleaving in God”, faith cannot be found in him on a permanent basis.
When faith does not shine for him, he is in the lowest possible state.
Which is only the will to receive for himself alone.
This causes him torment and ruins all the advancements he has made and all the efforts he had put into the work.
The minute he loses faith.
He feels that the whole world has grown dark before him, and he has nothing from which to receive gladness.
Every time one begins to correct their fallen state.
He acquires hate of separation from God.
And through the hate that he feels for the separation he comes to love cleaving in God.
He suffers during the separation.
He feels the darkness as bad.
He comes to feel that cleaving in God is a good thing.
when he cleaves in God now.
He knows how to appreciate it.
For many torments exist in the world are but a preparation.
Or they will not be able to acquire anything spiritual, as there is no Light without a vessel.
As there are those who will only turn to God “under pressure”
As they say “There are no atheists in the trenches”
How much better is it to come to God freely with dancing and singing !
If one does not ask God for help with his spiritual vessels, for faith.
Instead the Creator gives him torments, so that by these he will be forced to call out to God.
But if he condemns his Maker.
That, in turn, will bring him to a state called “evil”.
Because he slanders Providence.
He should have called out to the Creator.
Respect the Creator.
He sees conduct unfitting for His glory. !
The Creator leads the world in benevolence.
Ask of the Creator to impart the power of faith and to be awarded benevolence.
Receive good and delight.
The Creator leads the world in benevolence.
Practices Torah and Mitzvot (commandments) to extend the Light of God.
Being in a state of separation is painful.
Know, the Creator hears prayer, brings those who call near.
They are rewarded with cleaving in God.
Because of the pains that he feels due to the separation.
The state of separation and the state of cleaving in God.
The Creator is called “the root of every thing.”