The Subject of the Purpose of Creation Is Man
And the most important thing in this whole diverse reality is the sensation given to the animals—that each of them feels its own existence. And the most important sensation is the noetic sensation, given to man alone, by which one also feels what is in one’s other—the pains and comforts. Hence, it is certain that if the Creator has a purpose in this Creation, its subject is man. It is said about him, “All of the Lord’s works are for him.”
– Baal HaSulam, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence”
The ability to sense others manifests only at the “speaking” level, after studying Kabbalah, when they invert their will to receive to a will to bestow and come to equivalence of form with the Creator. …By that they become qualified to receive the purpose of the Thought of Creation.
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 39
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