Posted on December 2nd, 2009 at 6:45 am at laitman.com
The Kli (vessel) is a form imprinted by the Light inside desire. It is the attempt of the vessel to reach a certain special state in order to attain fulfillment. If I’m looking for some specific form of fulfillment, that means my desire has already acquired the “form” and property of that which I desire.
This Light is already present in me, but it exists in the shape of an informational record (Reshimo), in the form of a certain emptiness, a hollow figure. I don’t feel it as fulfillment, nor do I sense pleasure.
In spirituality these states are adjacent to each other and the same applies to the material world; when I want something, I see it, sense it, and consider what I need to do in order to get it. Only through my effort does this occur!
In other words, I have to add a new twist to my already existing desire so that it becomes possible to reveal the “big Light” which we call fulfillment within the small Light called “Reshimo.” The size of the Light depends on the size of the desire.
I feel a deficiency in fulfillment because the Light already exists and is shining on me from a distance, waking my Reshimo and forcing me to strive towards it. The difference between Reshimo and fulfillment depends only on my desire, since the Light is eternal and permanent. Reshimo is the Light within me that has not yet manifested itself within my desires.
I must accelerate my efforts to increase the intensity of my desires and reveal the fulfillment that already exists within me. Because of the low intensity of my desires, I sense them as Reshimo, as a lack of fulfillment.
I exist in an ocean of eternal, constant and endless Light, but I can’t feel it since I don’t have contact with it, nor do I possess any common qualities with it. If even the smallest bit of desire towards the Light arises in me, I start feeling it.
On one hand, the slightest of feelings confirms that the Light exists and on the other hand, it makes me regret not sensing it to its full capacity. The regret that I feel as a result of not sensing the Light at its ultimate level is called “Hissaron” (a lack of fulfillment) that pushes me to try harder to reach the Light.
When I start increasing my level of effort, the Light that I felt in my weaker desire as Reshimo turns itself into fulfillment. The Light is unchangeable, but as my desire grows, the desired becomes real.
I am always in the ocean of Light, but the difference is that I can expose myself to it on a smaller or larger scale.