I am the first interpreter of Kabbalah by root and branch, and cause and consequence. Hence, having understood it, any person can then comprehend any Kabbalistic text himself.
– Baal HaSulam, “The Teaching of the Kabbalah and Its Essence”
The very fact of the possibility to create the Sulam (Ladder) commentary to The Zohar is a clear proof that we are already in the days of the Messiah, at the outset of that generation upon which it was said, “for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Creator.”
– Baal HaSulam, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar”