“Sanctity” (bestowal) hides behind the “impure forces” (Klipot). In order to attain it, one needs to overcome them, and in order to do this, one needs to become smart, understanding, sensitive, and strong.
If you have the instruments (Kelim) to work with whatever is hiding inside the skin (Klipa), then you will be able to reach the fruit through it.
There were no impure forces, “skin” (Klipot), before Adam’s lapse from virtue. It is said that the entire tree tasted like apples! You could bite the trunk, and it was sweet like an apple, tasted just the same… This is a sign that it was impossible to discover a defective place that needs correction!
This is why Adam had to sin, to reveal the sin. After all, the sin already existed; we do not create anything new, but merely discovering the difference between “existence from absence” (Yesh Mi Ayin) and “existence from existence” (Yesh Mi Yesh), the creation and the Creator, to the extent of the full depth of the last, fourth level.
This is the difference between being an animal and being a man! This is the only thing that shows us the Klipot.
This is called “help against you.” Just think, someone is standing right across from you and constantly helps you with absolutely everything!
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/6/10, Talmud Eser Sefirot