Dear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.
The Subject of the Purpose of Creation Is Man
The value of one person from the speaking level equalizes with the value of all the forces in the still, vegetative, and animate levels.
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Book, Panim Meirot uMasbirot,” Item 3
Man is the center of Creation. And all other creatures do not have any value of their own but to the extent that they help man achieve his perfection. Hence, they rise and fall with him without any consideration of themselves.
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 18