Concerning the Obligation of Each Person to Study the Wisdom of Kabbalah
I have agreed to disclose [to the masses] all the secrets of the world [and its purpose], since it is time to do unto the Creator, as it is required at this time. Greater and better than I [Kabbalists of the past] have suffered nationwide slander for such matters [circulation of Kabbalah], as their pure spirit pressured them for the sake of the correcting the generation, to speak new words and to reveal the concealed, to which the intellect of the masses was not accustomed [to help them approach the purpose of creation by the path of Light and not the path of suffering].
– Rav Kook, Letters the Raiah 2, 34
And perhaps these interpretations could ease the mind, but the problem is that they have no scientific solution as to how a spiritual object [force] can have any contact with physical atoms to bring them into any kind of motion. All their wisdom [wisdom of philosophers] did not help them find a bridge on which to cross that wide and deep crevice that spreads between the spiritual entity and the corporeal atom. Thus, science has gained nothing from all these metaphysical methods.
– Baal HaSulam, “The Freedom”