We cannot speak about something seriously, scientifically, based on facts that we haven’t discovered. We try to study the complex reality of this world in parts, and even if we cannot separate one from the other, we can still describe things and have something to rely on.
On the other hand, we don’t know what the Light and vessel mean, an action and a potential, what time, motion, and space are in the spiritual sense and how to rise above them. Here we don’t even identify basic elements and in fact cannot discuss these details.
Baal HaSulam says that “philosophy has wrapped itself in a Tallit that isn’t hers,” which means that it deals with something that doesn’t belong to it. How is it possible to discuss abstract concepts, the Light and vessel, and a dimension that is above this world if you are not there. If you imagine it, go to Hollywood, perhaps they will make a movie of your fantasies. In any case, it isn’t science and not even opinions that presume to be scientific, but fancy in its pure form.
So after exaggerating in abstract descriptions, philosophers left them and today they don’t deal with “earthly” studies anymore. They are unable to continue presenting their own theoretical concepts.
This is another aspect of the crisis that shows us man’s limitations in dealing with this world. If evolution has brought him to rise to a higher level and he doesn’t do anything, he discovers the limits of his path and the crisis.
Philosophy is basically a science about life, something that is sublime and that requires that a person rise above his nature. He has to be objective, he has to be adapted to nature; he has to rise above the human level in this world. Once philosophers operated in this direction. Plato and Aristotle, for example, warned about the passing of the wisdom to those who were not worthy of it. They understood the greatness of the wisdom and understood human nature, and worked above it in order to be above it in some way.
Today there is no trace of this, on the contrary, scientists want to “enjoy both worlds,” which means that they are after a double benefit: both scientific and financial. This is the end of the wisdom. It has been sold.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/6/12, “The Wisdom of Kabbalah and Philosophy”