Baal HaSulam: “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 11: However, we find and see in the words of the sages of the Talmud that they have made the path of Torah easier for us than the sages of the Mishnah. This is because they said, “One should always practice the Torah and Mitzvot, even Lo Lishma, and from Lo Lishma he will come to Lishma, because the Light in it reforms him.”
Thus, they have provided us with a new means instead of the penance presented in the above mentioned Mishnah, Avot: the “Light in the Torah.” It bears sufficient power to reform one and bring him to practice Torah and Mitzvot Lishma.
It turns out that we don’t need to change anything about our lives; we don’t need to limit ourselves or to pay attention to our body, to count how much we eat, drink or sleep. It doesn’t matter if I sleep on a down comforter or on the ground, how “good” I am to others, to my relatives, to myself, and what I deal with. All this doesn’t matter, what’s important is the practice of the Torah (which means the study of Kabbalah) in such a way that the Light in it will reform me.
I only need this Light and it will already manage all my relations: with myself, with the friends, with the environment, with the Creator. The Light will manage everything. I only have to try to draw the Light upon me and give it a chance to operate. This is what the sages say.
They have already established the connections in the general system of the souls, which was totally shattered, and they have taken it through several stages of development: Babel and the exile in Egypt. The group that Abraham took out of Babel has already developed and established connections between all its members, which mean the souls, the parts of the general system.
They could already build the first Temple, and receive the Light of Mochin De Haya in order to bestow, and then they fell from this level and were exiled to Babel. Then they came out of exile and built the second Temple there, on the level of Mochin de Neshama, and then fell again. This means that they have been through different levels of development that were necessary for the preparation: three exiles and three redemptions. Thus they performed all the personal, individual corrections, which the people of Israel who are part of humanity, the group that stands at the head of the process of correction, have to perform.
Thanks to the fact that this group has been through all the exiles, the redemptions and the destruction of the two Temples on the level of Mochin de Haya and Mochin de Neshama, it established a network of the right and necessary connections with the upper part of the general soul, of all of creation, called GE. So any person who wants to correct himself now, has the chance to do so.
The destruction of the two Temples and the exile of the people of Israel were necessary in order to return to Babel that remained without correction and to integrate with them in order to later correct them. This stage, which was made for the mutual incorporation ended about a hundred years ago or even during the time of the ARI. Now anyone who wants to be corrected doesn’t have to torment his body and to live under the conditions of penance, which the group that corrected GE lived under.
Then they corrected themselves separately from the other nations of the world and lived under the special conditions of “you shall eat bread and salt and drink water sparingly, sleep on the ground and labor in the Torah.” But after they had performed their corrections and tied themselves to the whole system, this system already exists in a partially corrected manner, concealed from us.
Now everyone can use this mutual incorporation of the souls of the nation of Israel with the nations of the world; GE that entered AHP and integrated with it. If a person wants to be corrected, if the spiritual spark lights up in him, then there is a system that supports him, through which he can draw the Light that Reforms.
The Light will fix everything since there is a system that is ready to absorb it and to provide it with all the levels of correction. So we don’t have to restrict ourselves in any way, everything is possible except for denouncing or causing harm intentionally. A person can have a different character and different attributes, but if he wants to work in order to draw the Light that Reforms, then he should be provided with the chance to be incorporated in a group. His lifestyle and attitude towards others, the load that has accumulated, which he brought with him, should be left for the Light, so that it will take care of it.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/14/12, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot”