Question: In the “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot“, Baal HaSulam says that every person will go through spiritual states. Does this concern only people with a “point in the heart” or actually everyone?
Answer: Everyone must reach the end of correction, Gmar Tikkun, everyone. The question is, when? In what order? After whom and before whom?
It says: “For they shall all know me from the smallest to the greatest.” “For my home shall be called a home of prayer for all the nations.” Could it be that a certain desire to receive will remain uncorrected? Will the general and absolute end of correction of Malchut of Ein Sof come?
The whole difference is in our participation. There are those who pull all of humanity after them, half or a quarter of…it is the same as with Moses during the exile from Egypt who, according to Jethro’s advice, divided the people into tens, hundreds, thousands etc. in order to direct them to correction.
An African living on the Savanna will also reach correction, if not now then in a few more reincarnations. He too will have to go through all the spiritual states. In your imagination he is hunting an antelope now, but if you look at him differently, you will see that it is a spiritual vessel that is going through certain states on the way to more serious correction that are felt consciously, you wouldn’t see a corporeal picture but a desire to receive. Even now he is in the process of correction and is reincarnating, but it is unconsciously.
This process includes everyone, but each one in his own way. Therefore, we don’t criticize anyone. A person himself determines the way he feels his world and his cooperation with others. We are all different, and each has his own portion, his own combination of the spark, the Light, and the desire.
Question: Can anyone take an active part in the process?
Answer: Even a slight action is enough for someone to express the activity. Imagine that you were born a prince, and a great mission is waiting for you. Accordingly you are educated and taught, but you perform your mission by 80%, while an ordinary camel washer invests 100% of his internality. Therefore, the camel washer will reach the end of correction, will rise to the level of righteous, will receive and will feel everything, while you will have to work, although speaking in specific spiritual terms, your corrections are much greater than his.
Each one is measured according to his desire to receive, and in it he determines his level. The spiritual ladder is in our spiritual vessel.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/29/12, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot”