Question: The wisdom of Kabbalah says that there is no sin, there is experience. But we always talk about redemption, about the forgiveness of sins before Yom Kippur. If sin is a lack of faith in the Creator, then is the wisdom of Kabbalah also a religion and not a science?
Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t say anything about a person excusing himself.
All forgiveness of sin on Yom Kippur is related to the person himself. A person must judge himself about not being kind enough to others, about not working enough to bring everyone closer together.
This sums up a person’s judgment of himself; nobody is judging him. There is nobody before whom to give any accountability. A person judges himself and changes his behavior accordingly.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/25/16
Repentance Before Rosh HaShanah
Whom To Ask For Forgiveness And For What? Part 3
The nicest part of this article is this “A person judges himself and changes his behavior accordingly.” This is indeed the most important part of the equation. Otherwise asking for forgiveness is an empty action.