Baal HaSulam, “Messiah’s Shofar”: And the dissemination of the wisdom in the masses is called a “Shofar.” Like the Shofar, whose voice travels a great distance, the echo of the wisdom will spread all over the world, so even the nations will hear and acknowledge that there is Godly wisdom in Israel.
The goal of creation is to correct the vessels of receiving. According to the sources, the Creator offered the vessels and the Masachim (screens) to anyone from AHP who wanted the Lights of correction, but no one accepted them.
This means that the Light cannot influence a vessel if the vessel is not compatible with it, if there is no desire for bestowal in the vessel. There cannot be a desire to bestow in the desires to receive since the nature of these vessels is opposite from bestowal to begin with.
So, how can the desire to receive acquire at least some feeling toward bestowal? This is the question.
In order to do that, we use a special part called GE. Its representatives are among the vessels of receiving, although they are different, and so even in our world, they seem very strange. They are called the nation of Israel, which actually does not belong to this world because its roots are in the root phase and in the first and second phases. Initially, it is the attribute of bestowal, although they are in a corrupt form in this world.
These vessels can correct themselves in order to bestow, but on a very low level. Actually, what can they bestow? When they left ancient Babylon, they were in the pure form of GE: a “point in the heart” and nothing more than that.
They went down to Egypt in order to receive a more corrected form later on, which is suitable for their role. They left Babel as one family, and they left Egypt as a nation, the Nation of Israel. Then, they attained their correction, the levels of the Temple, or the “Nation of Israel in the Land of Israel.”
However, all that was just a preparation in order to get closer somehow to AHP. Therefore, after having corrected themselves, the vessels of Israel had to take care of AHP. In order to do that, they were shattered and deteriorated.
It took place as the Greeks and the Romans invaded them and passed on their desires to Israel, thus ruining them. On the whole, the sons of Israel fell downward to AHP, which is called the shattering or the “destruction of the Temple.”
As a result, GE and AHP were completely mixed. This mutual incorporation was supposed to last for 2,000 years, until all the vessels of bestowal and the vessels of receiving were mixed. We all know that the phase of 2,000 years is just a term, while the actual time was 1,500 years.
Later, when the mutual incorporation ended, starting from the times of ARI, the time of correction began, the revival. Therefore, ARI is called “Messiah, son of Joseph.” The main thing in those times was the dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah by the Hassidim and different actions through ascents and descents. Eventually, today, the wisdom of Kabbalah is being revealed, and we are carrying on this process by blowing the “Messiah’s Shofar.”
To whom should the wisdom of Kabbalah be revealed? Is it to parts of GE? However, they all are totally mixed with AHP. So, who will accept this wisdom: separate parts or all of them without an exception, and immediately or in a certain order?
Baal HaSulam answers this. The wisdom of Kabbalah should spread among everyone without exception. The same amount of particles that penetrated a person’s heart during these 2,000 years is also the amount of the Light that is illuminated in him.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/9/12, “Messiah’s Shofar”