Answer: This will become clear from the revelation of evil. For example, when my car breaks down, I bring it to a repair shop. A specialist there says to me: “You cannot turn the steering wheel, but it’s not the cause of the problem, the steering rods are.” That is, first of all he finds the breakage and only then he decides how to fix it.
Only when you understand the cause of the malfunction can you see what needs to be done with your evil inclination. You have to see the problem. By doing this you attain the purpose of creation and understand who the Creator is, according to the principle of “we will know You from Your actions.”
He gave you a broken car, you understood the nature of the problem, and from that you realized how to correct it. As a result, you understood what it means to be corrected. This is what makes you a human being similar to the Creator. Without the realization of evil, you will not understand what Light you need and will not come to the true appeal about the correction, called MAN.
After all, MAN is the union between Malchut and Bina. I have to know what within me is uncorrected from the side of Malchut and what should be my corrected form from the side of Bina. When both of them are already connected within me, it is called MAN. Now I know what I have to come to, while the nature of the Light that will perform the correction is still unknown to me. However, it is clear to me that an external force which will perform this task is necessary here.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/6/2011, “Matan Torah (The Giving of the Torah)”