Dear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.
The Superiority of Man to the Beast
And the most important sensation is the noetic sensation given to man alone. By its virtue we can come to perceive the Creator.
– Baal HaSulam, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence”
A beast sees only itself, not the past or the future. Man feels the past and, thanks to this, can correct his flaws. Whereas beasts, not being able to correct themselves, cannot evolve as man does.
– Baal HaSulam, “Writings of the Last Generation”