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UPDATE JULY 10 2014
One needs to always have strength from the Torah. Which is nourishment, love, fear, elation, and freshness and so on.
When one learns Torah and does not have these results, it is not considered Torah. This is because Torah refers to the Light clothed in the Torah.
: In fact, it is impossible to understand Torah and Mitzvah (biblical commandments) before one is given to walk in the path of God by way of “The counsel of the Lord is with them that fear Him.” This is because when one is only in a state of preparation to enter the God’s Palace, it is impossible to understand the Path of Truth. All the more so to truly walk in them.
“Rabbi Yosef said, ‘A Mitzvah protects and saves while practiced, etc.. The Torah protects and saves both when practiced and when not practiced.’”
“When practiced” one has some Light. Because of the Light that shines for him as a Mitzvah, meaning he elicits “Kedushah” (Holiness) from the Light in that moment he is occupied in doing the mitzvah.
With Torah learning when one attains light in the work, one can use the light that one has attained even when one is not practicing it !
The Creator gives him delight and pleasure
Know that the Upper Light is in a state of complete rest.
All revelation from the Divine names of the Upper Light come from attainment.
One cannot receive anything from a Mitzvah, which has no vitality.
One should have vitality and gladness in the work of heaven. All Divine service is untrue if it does not yield sensation that one loves the Creator. He imparts delight and pleasure to the creatures.
Inspired by the Torah of Rabbi Baruch Ashlag