Question: In the writings of “The Last Generation,” Baal HaSulam explains thirty million years of the development of planet Earth, cooling, warming, and so on. On the one hand, Kabbalists don’t talk about time and, on the other hand, that is what he wrote. What does he mean by the words, “thirty million years”?
Answer: Baal HaSulam means that within our sensations, in pulses, in the reflection of time, such conditions like these were not created all at once; they were built through a process of contrasting actions, warmth and cold, plus and minus, until they reached a common denominator.
As a result, in the depths of the earth in a raging fire all of the elements of the periodic table boil , and on the top we live quietly on the thin crust that separates us from the seething hell below. And it all depends on that thin crust.
Question: Before Baal HaSulam, there wasn’t even on Kabbalist who described these processes?
Answer: Yes, but this doesn’t mean that they didn’t know about it. It is just that they couldn’t express it in language until then. Since Baal HaSulam lived in the 20th century when we began correcting ourselves and the world began moving toward the completion of correction, a language accessible to our understanding appeared.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16