Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 42: Indeed, you should know the reason for our great distance from the Creator, and that we are so prone to transgress His will is for but one reason, which became the source of all the torment and the suffering that we suffer, and for all the sins and the mistakes that we fail in. Clearly, by removing that reason, we will instantly be rid of any sorrow and pain. We will immediately be granted adhesion with Him in heart, soul, and might. And I tell you that, that preliminary reason is none other than the lack of our understanding in His Providence over His creations, that we do not understand Him properly.
We cannot even imagine the corporeal world properly, since this whole reality is also concealed from us. We are in a state of absolute numbness, and it’s as if we are dreaming totally detached not only from the upper world but also from the current reality.
The problem is that we don’t know the Creator, which means the upper Light that operates on all of reality. We don’t see that He is good and benevolent. What’s more, we don’t perceive, understand, feel, or identify His actions and their essence in any way.
This is why we need the wisdom of Kabbalah in order to get to know these actions and to fulfill the principle of “we will know You from Your actions.” Then we get to know the Creator and His nature and that He is good and benevolent. We also get to know the goal of creation which is to do good to His created beings. We are also included in this by the Light that Reforms.
The revelation of the Creator to the created being is vital so we will justify Him and adhere to Him, which means to do whatever we have to do. Thus the wisdom of Kabbalah is the only tool that can help a person rise from the imaginary, fictitious reality to the only true reality there is.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/3/13, “There Is None Else Besides Him”