We are standing opposite of just one force – the Creator, as it is written: “There is none else besides Him.” However, it seems to us that there are many forces operating in the world: powers and qualities, people, nature and, ourselves.
The whole world is a theater, where the scenes of our lives are played out by still and vegetative objects, animals and people. We are all players in this theater, yet we don’t know the script, the author and the director that is controlling everything.
This is what it means to attain the Upper World: it is when you reveal the only force, will, and mind that directs the still, vegetative, animate and human levels on the stage of this theater we call life. When you attain this force, you gain the complete knowledge about everything. You understand how to change your life and destiny, but most importantly, you establish a connection with the Director.
People are already disillusioned from attempting to improve this world, this spectacle, on their own. It’s becoming evident that without having a connection with the Director, without knowing the script of the play, all our attempts will only bring more harm.
This is why our hopes to achieve happiness were always thwarted throughout the millennia of human history, and now the science of Kabbalah is being revealed to the world in order to explain that our purpose in this world is to get to know the One who directs everything.
(From the first lesson at the North American Congress in Buffalo)