And God said unto me: “Get thee out of thy country, to the pleasant land, the land of the Holy Fathers, where I will make you a great sage and all the sages of the land shall be blessed in you for I have chosen you for a righteous sage in all this generation, to heal the human suffering with lasting salvation. Take this sword in your hand, and guard it with thy heart and soul, for it is a sign between Me and you, that all those good things will happen through you, for until now, I had no such faithful man as you, to give him this sword.
– Baal HaSulam, “The Prophecy of Baal HaSulam”
Since time of the Ari to this day, there has not been anyone to understand the heart of the method of Ari. …And yet, by a High Will, I have been rewarded with an incarnation of the soul of the Ari. And the reason for it is beyond my grasp, as well.
– Baal HaSulam, A Sage’s Fruit, Vol. 1, “Letter no. 39”