Answer: Baal HaSulam tells us about our foundations, our roots. It is because a person in this world acts either like an animal, worrying only about how to fill himself, not caring about anything else (if something happens one millimeter away from him he doesn’t care one bit), or he may be troubled by questions like: Who am I? Where do I come from? Why am I living, for what purpose?
If a person thinks about such questions that are a bit beyond his own body, they already belong to the human level and not to the animal level. An animal is totally closed inside itself.
The wisdom of Kabbalah tells us about the roots that belong to the human level, that is, everything that is external to me. External to me means external to my corporeal existence. Corporeal means from one end to another: from birth to death, as long as the body lives. This is the only thing about which the animal cares.
On the human level, however, one asks: Where did I come from and where am I going? These questions do not belong to our inner system but to the external system. I have to reveal it and then I will get the answers to all the questions such as: Who am I, what am I living for, and what is happening to me?
So when we read the descriptions of the upper system in Kabbalah books, we may not care or we may care very much, and accordingly we discover that this story actually refers to us. It refers to our behavior and our functioning on the animal level and also on the spiritual level. Spirit refers to what is outside the body.
In the article “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Baal HaSulam tells us about our foundations. Up to a certain point he tells us about Malchut itself and about how it spreads from the top down. Malchut is considered the animal level, but Malchut is connected to Bina, which is the foundation, the root of the human level.
By its connection to Bina, Malchut can resemble Bina and thus reach the level of Keter, that is the Creator. This is why the connection between Bina and Malchut is so important. In fact it is the point where a person connects with the Creator.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/13/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam