5 of covetousness

(Based on the book Schlawe Sulyam. On a weekly reading Vaethanan)

We are very close to the 9th of Av, the day the Temple was destroyed. More than once or twice, I gave transcript sages said that the Church fell because Sin'at hinam - causeless hatred. According to the greatest of all Kabbalists - Baal aSulyamu no causeless hatred and Sin'at hinam is Sin'a (les Avodat Hashem BE) hinam - contempt for the selfless service to the Creator.

As the sages said that "It is always a person will engage in Torah and Mitzvot, even Lo Lishma (selfishly, for the sake of interest), as from Lo Lishma he will come to Lishma (lit. for the name of her (ie the Torah.) - that is to say disinterested) , by the light of it, returns to the source, and by this stage it will reach Lishma. "

But do not think that everything will happen automatically.

In Lo Lishma, there are five steps, according to the 5 elements of the unspeakable name.

1. Teaches to make a complaint. This stage of the worst of all, and this is our sages said (Berachot treatise 17): "Whoever engages in the Torah Lo Lishma - would be better not to be born."

2. Teaches to be called Rabbi.

In these two stages, he desires a reward from the people and does not want the Creator to give him a reward for his work.

3. It teaches that the Creator has given him a reward in this world, that he had a good life, income, health and so on.

4. Teaches the sake of the Creator gave him a reward in the next world.

5. Engaged Torah and precepts as feels that serves Creator. Therefore, it is the enjoyment of what he does the Torah and the commandments. That is, for the sake of pleasure he feels at the service of the Creator, he wants to work. It turns out that the fact that it works in order to serve the Creator, and it still can not be called pure Lishma (selflessness), even though he works for the sake of Heaven. In other words - he does not want to charge for their work, but still tends to get a taste of this work, because it feels the greatness of the Creator.

You have to understand that this is not called pure Lishma - pure selflessness, because, in the end, it seeks to enjoying that feeling during operation. After all, the pleasure he feels at the time - this is the reason why he wants to be a worker of the Creator. It turns out that according to that only that desire to receive feels pleasure while working, forcing him to engage in Torah and Mitzvot. Therefore it is called as Lo Lishma. But this is Lo Lishma, which leads him to Lishma because the Light in it returns to the source.

PS You may be able to simplify and say that self-interested adherence to Torah leads to selfless, as long as you know its current self-interest and wishes to get rid of it.