What Is the Purpose of Creation?
…what was the purpose for which the Creator created this lot? Indeed, it is to elevate him to a Higher and more important degree, to feel his God like the human sensation, which is already given to him. And as one knows and feels one’s friend’s wishes, so will he learn the words of the Creator….
– Baal HaSulam, Article "The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence"
…the aim of the Creator from the time He created His Creation is to reveal His Godliness to others. This is because the revelation of His Godliness reaches the creature as pleasant bounty that is ever growing until it reaches the desired measure.
And by that, the lowly rise with true recognition and become a chariot to Him, and cleave unto Him, until they reach their final completion: “Neither has the eye seen a God beside thee”….
– Baal HaSulam, Article "Matan Torah (The Giving of the Torah)," Item 6
Man is created to raise the heavens… [from himself, the lower central point, to fill the empty restricted space by the property of bestowal, the Light, thus raising its boundary to the World of Infinity].
– Rabbi Menahem Mendl of Kotzk
…the purpose of creation is invaluable because a tiny spark such as a person’s soul can rise in its attainment higher than the ministering angels [the forces of bestowal that have no independent will, like animals in our world]….
– Baal HaSulam, Article "The Handmaid That is Heir to Her Mistress"