We are still in an old state where we perceive ourselves as the masters of the world, and we hope to correct the current situation with some sort of action. We will discover that none of our actions work, and we won’t know what to do next. If there is nothing that can be done, then we can only wait and see what unfolds. Whatever happens, happens. We’re left with no choice; we’re completely helpless.
Here, somewhat indirectly, the science of Kabbalah reveals itself and explains to the confused and desperate world that a new authority of nature is becoming revealed. It is telling us to stop treating nature as something primitive, existing on the still, vegetative, and animate levels. Nature exists on a far more absolute degree, and it contains a program for all of its parts, especially the human part.
Finally, the time has come for us to truly separate from the apes. Until today, we were as apes, that is, we acted according to our inherent nature and were led only by our desires, deciding which banana to rip off the tree. However, from now on, we must evolve according to nature’s program that has developed us up to this day, only now we’ll have to do it consciously, as humans. This is what is being revealed today.
It’s clear why this explanation had to come from some external force. (Understand now how vital the science of Kabbalah is and why it had to happen in an artificial sort of way, through an external breakthrough.) After all, the Creator could have revealed all of this for us, but if He had, we would have had no choice. We would have continued our advancement as apes, as “holy animals.”
If the Creator would reveal Himself, we would accept His rule as nature’s condition. We would act obediently in accordance with it, just like animals. However, we wouldn’t become independent; we wouldn’t become humans, Adam, derived from the word, Domeh or similar to the Creator. We would be only at the still, vegetative, and animate levels of holiness because Nature (the Creator) obliges us.
Our method of correction had to come to us indirectly so that we could become independent like the Creator and have the freedom to choose. It’s so that we would not be faced with the Creator, but instead with the group and the books, with something that doesn’t directly obligate us and doesn’t affect our minds and sensations.
I’m not obliged in any way. I read a Kabbalistic book, and I become impressed up to a certain point, starting from zero, then on the first, second and third levels, but not on the fourth. In order to become impressed on the fourth (human) level, I must activate myself, inspire myself to take certain actions to draw the upper Light that Reforms. Then, I’ll begin to understand and feel changes on my fourth level, within my matter, the desire to receive.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/2/2011, Writings of Rabash