You feel yourself and the others as one, that they are the closest and dearest people to you.
The “self” that you previously considered, your personal “I,” disappears from your sensation. Its relevance drops significantly as it becomes more like an animal that lives next to you.
However, your desires constantly grow, so how does such growth reconcile with the motion to rise above them?
It does so for you to use the growing desires in order to increasingly connect with others.
The more your desires show you how separate and distant you are from each other, the greater your opportunity to overcome such desires with the positive force of connection that dwells in nature–to connect with others and feel fulfillment through them.
This process can be likened to fulfilling a loved one. You fulfill yourself more than you fulfill them because you do so despite your own desires. As such, you feel the full strength of the fulfillment on yourself. It is similar to how electricity passes through a resistor: the stronger the resistance, the greater the voltage.
That tension is the pleasure you feel. It is not painful. It is a delight. The minus—your self-aimed desires—inverts to a plus, replacing hatred and rejection with love and connection.
Based on KabTV’s “I Got a Call. What Is Pleasure?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on February 21, 2011. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.