An Opportunity for Redemption
Our generation is the generation of the days of the Messiah [the generation that is rising from egoism to the property of bestowal and love of another]. This is why we have been granted the redemption of our holy land from the hands of the foreigners [to stop our dependence a foreign power and create a state as a group of people who strive to attain the Creator]. We have also been rewarded with the revelation of The Book of Zohar, which is the beginning of the realization of the verse, “for the earth [desire made by the Creator] shall be full of the knowledge [Light] of the Lord.” “And they shall teach no more [religious stories]… for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them” (Jeremiah 31).
Yet, we have only been rewarded with giving from the Creator, but we have not received anything into our own hands [we are not ready to implement correction]. Instead, we have been given a chance to begin with the work of God, to engage in Torah and Mitzvot Lishma. Then we will be granted the great success that is promised to the generation of the Messiah, which all the generations before us did not know. And then we will be rewarded with the time of reception of both the complete attainment [of the Upper World, the Creator] and the complete redemption [from our egoistic nature].
– Baal HaSulam, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar”