Baal HaSulam, Introduction to the Book Panim Meirot uMasbirot, Item 10: The Torah was given only to men of heart. That is, those who have found the heart to love Him, whom the sages called the “wise of heart,” since they no longer have the beastly soul, pulling down, and the evil inclination does not rule over them, and their heart is open to wisdom.
He interprets and says that the words are as corpses and the Taamim as souls. If one does not understand the Taamim, it is similar to exerting oneself counting pages and words in a book on medicine. This exertion will not yield a remedy.
He wishes to say that one is compelled to find the means to acquire the above-mentioned possession. It is because then one can taste the flavors of Torah, which is the interior wisdom and its mysteries, and the flavors of Mitzva, which are the interior love and the desire for Him.
We should be very careful that the study and our engagement in the wisdom of Kabbalah will be for the practical correction and not lead to idle actions. We have to demand the real and the correct change which means to get closer to the form of bestowal. The more we can change ourselves internally from the attribute of receiving to the attribute of bestowal, the more we can understand what the Kabbalah books say and the more we will be able to properly participate in creation and in the connection with the Creator.
There is nothing more a person can do in this world but attain the tastes of the Torah, the vessels of bestowal, as quickly as possible. This essential goal should be attained in every action we do and every breath we take. If you have reached the wisdom of Kabbalah, make sure that you only engage in it in order to attain the attribute of bestowal. Then you will understand the Creator’s actions and your state in the eternal world.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/20/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam