Baal HaSulam, “The Love of the Creator and the Love of the Created Beings”: Thus, each and every Mitzvah that one performs affects the whole world. It is like a person who weighs seeds on a scale. Just like each and every seed one puts on the scale induces the final desired decision, so each Mitzvah that the individual performs before the whole earth is full of the knowledge develops the world in that direction.
It is said, “But one sinner destroyeth much good.” It means that one’s sinning reduces the weight on the scale, as though that person took back the beans he had put on the scale. By that one turns the world backwards.
Question: I don’t understand how we can reach the general correction if every wrong action that anyone might do may ruin everything.
Answer: There is concealment from the top down as the system of the worlds extends, which means the system of concealment. It operates so that even if we, who are beginners, commit great sins below, it doesn’t count as sins.
Just as a baby is forgiven when he breaks something since there is nothing we can do. But when he grows up we have certain demands and even greater demands of an older person, although he can also be forgiven the first time.
So we are operated upon and operate only according to our current level, and its according to this level that the benefit or harm that we bring society is determined. This is the system of concealment, the “spiritual jurisdiction,” that decreases the influence of the upper Light and builds a kind of a cone where the lower point stands for the minimal demands, on the verge of “forgiveness,” and as we rise the demands increasingly expand.
Still, you must know that in your current state, you influence all of reality. A person is a whole world, but it’s not at the expense of others and each one discovers his whole world inside him.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/05/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam