From Above (in the upper spiritual worlds) they give the power of “giving”.
If one gets something from Above and then blemishes it, it remains below, but not with man. Instead, it falls to the sea of the Sitra Achra (Other side).
If one gets some lights from above and cannot sustain them because one’s spiritual Vessels of thought speech and action are not yet clean to be fit for the Light.
The luminescence must depart from him.
This luminescence falls into the hands of the Other side.
Thus the illuminations increase in the sea of the Other side.
After the full measure of the effort needed to correct his dirty lacking vessels has been completed.
The Other side gives him back everything she has taken.
This is the meaning of “He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again.” (Job 20)
All that the Other side had taken is hers.
As long as she has control over that man.
The whole matter of the ruling of the Other Side upon man is so that he will scrutinize his spiritual vessels , These are his thoughts speech and actions.
Bring them into Holiness and to gather all one’s spiritual vessels that belong to the root of one’s soul, and bring them into Holiness, and gather the Light that belongs to him.
A correction is needed each time one has a descent.
What one has made to fall into the Other side he must raise up from there.
If one loses luminescence, this is something to regret.
This is similar to a person who placed a seed in the ground so that a big tree would grow from it, but took the seed out of the ground right away.
We can say that he not only took out the seed from the ground, but also corrupted it.
If one had not lost this tiny luminescence, a great Light would have grown out of it.
One cannot live without liveliness and pleasure.
This stems from the root of creation, which is His desire to do good to His creatures.
Every creature must go and look for a place from which it can receive delight and pleasure.
know that this ultimately refers to spiritual pleasures.
UNLESS HE IS ONLY A ANIMAL.
So when one works one is happy because he exerts himself.
One can continue in the work because the future shines for him.
This shines for a person in the present, and this is why he can continue the work.
He will not feel suffering from the exertion. This is what he enjoys.
The future shines for him in the present, this being light of the world to come.
This gives him the strength to be able to work now.
One cannot live if one has no place from which to receive delight and pleasure.
If God does not let one receive this sustenance from corporeal things, the body has no choice but to agree to receive sustenance from spiritual things because it has no other choice.
This is one way God uses poverty to strongly push one forward in a spiritual direction.
One must agree to receive this delight and pleasure.
When one is accustomed to keeping Torah and Mitzvot (God’s commandments) .
He will receive delight and pleasure.
Based on teaching of R. Baruch Ashlag