Question: What is the purpose of the revelation of evil between the friends in the group?
Answer: Evil rules between us. All the connections between us are bad. A broken system is being revealed to us. “Broken” does not mean that the system broke into separate pieces. It means that it works completely opposite to the way it should. In other words, the system itself is pointing to its proper form.
After all, if evil does not become revealed, how will we know its opposite? This is why we didn’t speak about the global, integrated, common, and absolute crisis before the entirety of evil became revealed in our world in the 21st century. The evil, which was gradually being revealed here and there, did not seem to be so bad. Now, this entire system is revealed in complete evil with its different forms, directions, and interconnections in everything that exists opposite to good.
Regarding this it is written: “I created the evil inclination.” As we reveal this evil, we see Who created it. “I created the evil inclination,” the Creator says, “I am playing with you right now. I am presenting you with a broken form. And you need to see that it is broken, opposite to the proper form, and that I made it broken purposefully out of a proper perfect form, as it was before.” The Creator says: “At first there was good. I broke it with Light so you could do an opposite action—turn evil into good using the same Light.”
Why do we receive all these bad states? Because by turning this evil into good now, I attain the Creator, this upper force of bestowal; I become wise, sensitive, understanding, and incorporate all of reality within me. I become like the Creator. I do the Creator’s work, I take it upon myself.
This is why we got a broken system.
From Preparation Lesson, Kabbalah Convention in Toronto, 9/16/2011