Answer: It makes no difference who yearns for the Creator in order to resemble Him, whether it is a man or a woman. I wouldn’t say that a man is the driving force of advancement, and not our progress of devlopment in any way.
Compared to a woman, a man is more productive in science, but this isn’t necessarily advancement. We see that everything is moving toward a crisis and that people begin to understand that material, technological, and scientific development are not the foundations of this world; spiritual development is.
The question is whether a man advances in his spiritual development. As for now, I would say that those who yearn for spirituality are 80% women and only 20% men.
Women feel the deficiency in this world and in life much more. They feel the lack of filling more acutely so they are ready for self-sacrifice, for helping, for disseminating, for everything.
It is very hard to pull a man out of a state of complacency or indifference.
We are all egoists and are made of a desire to receive, but a woman feels this desire as emptiness and is wiser in choosing the filling. She will not waste time on football and will not feel the momentary excitement and attraction like a man because this is how a woman’s nature operates—in favor of advancing in spirituality. Although basically we should know how to combine both corporeal pleasures and the yearning for spirituality in our lives.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/26/16