The wisdom of Kabbalah is the revelation of the upper system that governs us. If we reveal this system, we can receive all the answers through it. It is only through the upper world that we can learn about the lower world.
We don’t understand anything that happens to us in this world. We can read what books say, but we don’t know why they say so and from where it all stems.
Therefore, according to the wisdom of Kabbalah, a person first must do everything in his power in order to attain the upper system, the upper world, and from it, he will learn about the lower world. Then, he will understand what the structure of our world is, the still, vegetative, animate, and man’s nature, and how they all are interconnected, what man’s duty in this world is, and especially that of the nation of Israel, and so on.
The revelation of the upper system takes place on two dimensions, in two directions, that are called the general and the individual. The general dimension, as Baal HaSulam says, means that, eventually, all the people in the world, without exception, must attain the upper system, ascend to the level of recognition, of feeling, revelation, and adhesion with it, enter it, and live in it in wholeness. This means that they will attain the upper spiritual world and acquire a whole, eternal existence.
Question: But most people aren’t that smart.
Answer: You don’t have to be smart in order to reach that. The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t require any special abilities from a person, except a desire that a person receives when he begins to study this wisdom. It draws him closer and closer since he sees to what extent everything that happens to him is related to the system of the upper leadership.
He sees how it is operated and from where everything stems. This arouses his great curiosity. It is as if I were to put on special glasses now and can see how this world is managed and how the strings are pulled, how people move from one side to another as they are forced to perform certain actions and what the outcomes of their actions are. I discover everything, including myself.
This is the reason that people find the wisdom of Kabbalah so attractive, as it is connected to the root of his soul. This is the reason that all of humanity will have to discover the upper system and live in it, as it is written, “…for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them,” and “…for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”
Thus, everything that relates to the general evolution will be at the end of our evolution. During the 6,000 years of human evolution, all the people on this planet will have to attain the revelation of the upper system. Now we are living in the year 5775, which means that, in the next 225 years, we must reach the state in which every person will attain, know, and discover the whole upper system and will enter it with his whole body and soul, with all his senses.
However, there is also individual development. By this, we refer to the fact that, before all of humanity attains this, there are special people who suddenly discover that they must reveal the upper system. These people come to study the wisdom of Kabbalah and reveal the whole, concealed reality, and then they live in two worlds.
From Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 2/15/15