Baal HaSulam, “A Speech for the Completion of the Zohar”: Moreover, there is no redemption of the body without redemption of the soul. And as long as the majority of the people are captive in the foreign cultures of the nations and are incapable of Israel’s religion and culture, the bodies, too, will be captive under the alien forces. In this respect, the land is still in the hands of foreigners.
Unless we all, meaning the Jewish nation, correct ourselves, which is only possible by the wisdom of Kabbalah, our existence in this land will only be temporary and unsafe. Besides, we will not be able to influence and to help the rest of the world from here and bring the clear and correct message about the desirable correction of the world.
We shouldn’t expect any changes for the better in the economy, politics, in the relations between people, in the family, in culture, in education, in anything if we don’t fulfill the correction that we have to bring about and do not raise the souls. First we have to correct the souls and this will lead to the correction of the body. This list of priorities should be clear to us.
So we have to leave all the fictitious dealings and deal only in the dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah. Without it we will not succeed in anything.
Today everyone fears the economic threat, but there will also be a security threat and other threats. In any case, only the dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah can help us since the soul is corrected by it and this leads to the correction of the body.
People don’t understand and don’t perceive this by themselves, but we have to know this. So there is nothing more important than the dissemination of the wisdom of Kabbalah in ways that are acceptable and are suitable for the different sectors in the nation. It can be the wisdom of Kabbalah itself or its “applications” in education, economics, perhaps politics, and of course socially.
There is nothing else we can deal with but the dissemination of the method of the correction of man. In fact there is no need to correct the external expressions like society, the economy, and not even the education system but namely man. This is the message; this is the internality of our approach.
No one thinks about this; no one wants it or understands it, but we have to insist and to explain this principle in every way possible. We have to bring it to people’s knowledge that without man’s inner correction we will not be able to correct anything since all the other systems can function correctly only if a “corrected man” operates them. How can I operate a new economy or a new education system, if not by a new man?
From the 4th Part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/14/13, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar”