Why did only a small part of humanity learn it? In Babylon, it was absorbed by those who were drawn to it originally, those who by the law of equivalence of form felt that it was for them. Others took “a detour.”
The question here is not about any given nation, but about the entire world. Why doesn’t everyone find this method? Why don’t desires and intentions directed to correction manifest in all people?
To find the answer, we have to turn to the breaking of the vessels and see why everything happened that way. Some vessels relate to the receiving desires and others contain more of the giving desires. They were intermixed with each other, and as result, let’s say, 99 percent of all the vessels are unable to aspire to correction themselves. They demand the point directed straight to the Creator to pull them forward, to become the connecting link between them and the Light that Reforms.
Similarly, people with the point in the heart also need the connecting link: the books through which the Light is drawn. A “book” means revelation in Kabbalah. The book helps attract the Light to the group, meaning to the desire that needs to be united. Thus, on the spiritual path, the role of an “adaptor” is played by the teacher, the group, and the books. However, people without the preparatory base only suffer and need to be connected with those who by now are ready for development.
This order is the result of the breaking of the vessels. The fact is that the receiving vessels cannot correct themselves before the giving vessels, the Light of Bina, connect with them, meaning with Malchut. Only this combination between Bina and Malchut allows them to rise.
Some of the giving vessels are related to the world of Atzilut, to Galgalta ve Eynaim (GE). However, the vessels of the worlds of Beria, Yetzira, and Assiya are related to AHP (Awzen-Hotem-Peh). Because of the breaking, GE fell into AHP. By making corrections, we raise GE back up, and AHP rises if it adheres to GE. First, only the vessels of Galgalta ve Eynaim rise because Israel corrects itself. Then, it corrects AHP as well.
This is the order of correction. Initially, it is intended for AHP, and the goal is to correct it.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/21/11, “Matan Torah (The Giving of the Torah)”