Kabbalists don’t engage in studying the upper force that is external to the space where our world is, but in attaining it in our world. However, they attain it only because of their equivalence of properties with it.
If we want to measure something, we build an instrument that can perceive these attributes. Therefore, in order to feel new attributes we have to create them ourselves.
There is no point in amplifying our sight by means of microscopes and telescopes, and our hearing by means of radar, etc. We will not attain anything that way. We have to create attributes in us that are similar to the upper world.
This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah tells us about. When we gradually create new attributes, we begin to feel the upper world in addition to our world. At the same time, we acquire an understanding as to where we are, what affects us, how we can change ourselves by changing the upper world, and not just to explore and study it passively.
Just like a person who is born in our world gradually attains it and at the same time can actively change it, so can we affect the upper world in addition to attaining it. This influence will only be positive because the system of our influence on the upper word is arranged so that it can convey only positive signals.
Therefore, it is impossible to cause any harm here. The wisdom of Kabbalah operates only in one direction. To the extent that a person resembles the spiritual world, he can affect it in a positive way and through it positively affect our world, which is under the upper providence.
Therefore, Kabbalah is the science of the management of our world through the upper world.
Question: What is the purpose of the creation of our world?
Answer: One can attain the whole system of management and through it the Creator of this system, i.e., the upper force that created our world, the upper worlds and who governs them.
The upper world consists of five worlds or five levels: Adam Kadmon, Atzilut, Beria, Yetzira, and Assiya. They are all divided into five other levels up to 125 degrees. Accordingly, when we ascend these levels we can influence our world more and more and change it for the better.
But most important is that at the same time we can also ascend to a spiritual reality above time, space, and all the limitations of the physical world. This is the main goal of nature.
Question: What is the upper world?
Answer: The upper world is a world of forces. Our world is also a force field, a fact that quantum physics verifies. It doesn’t reveal matter but only energy and information. They form a field in which there are forces and intelligence hidden in these forces that operates them.
Question: Does this mean that when a Kabbalist looks at a person he sees energy and not matter?
Answer: A Kabbalist sees only forces in everything.
A vet, for instance, who examines an animal, understands that it is motivated by instincts. A psychologist who speaks to a person understands the forces that motivate him. It is the same when it comes to a Kabbalist who observes a psychologists or the vet and understands what motivates them or all the people as a whole.
The attainment and understanding of the system of management raise a person to the next level of understanding the universe. He begins to look at the world in a totally different manner. Kabbalah is the science of managing all things, because the creation itself is also a consequence of the control.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/11/15