Dear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.
Concerning the Obligation of Each Person to Study the Wisdom of Kabbalah
It is known from books and from authors that the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah is an absolute must for any person from Israel. And if one studies the whole Torah and knows the Mishnah and the Gemarah by heart, and if one is also filled with virtues and good deeds more than all his contemporaries, but has not learned the wisdom of Kabbalah, he must reincarnate into this world to study the secrets of Torah and wisdom of truth [because only with its help will he attain the purpose of his creation].
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Book, From the Mount of a Sage”
Therefore we must ask, why then, did the Kabbalists obligate each person [literally, every person!] to study the wisdom of Kabbalah? Indeed, there is a great thing in it, worthy of being publicized: There is a wonderful, invaluable remedy to those who engage in the wisdom of Kabbalah. Although they do not understand what they are learning, through the yearning and the great desire to understand what they are learning, they awaken upon themselves the Lights that surround their souls.
This means that every person from Israel is guaranteed to finally attain all the wonderful attainments that the Creator had contemplated in the Thought of Creation to delight every creature.
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 155