Comment: Baal HaSulam in The Last Generation writes about thirty million years of the Earth’s development. However, this contradicts all religions.
Answer: Kabbalah is a science and it speaks absolutely clearly about it. Even in The Book of Zohar, written two thousand years ago, it states that the Earth is round. It is a good thing that Kabbalists were not caught by the inquisitors, after all, fifteen centuries later scientists were burnt for such statements! It is written very simply about this in The Book of Zohar.
Question: About what thirty million years of development does Baal HaSulam speak?
Answer: He simply imagines these geological periods of development of the Earth. He lives in them!
However, what does it matter? Kabbalists do not contemplate this because this does not apply to the purpose of creation. Ask them what happened five billion years ago, how the Sun, the galaxy, and the black holes were formed, and they will tell you.
A Kabbalist feels all this in his desires. After all, if you work with the desires on the level of Adam – Man, which is not the level of human but the next level of uniting the desires, then naturally you can consider all the previous ones and study them. It is written in Kabbalah that Kabbalists knew the language of animals, the language of fish, and so on.
These are not just beautiful words or an allegory. You can penetrate and understand the essence of all spiritual degrees below you. It means that you understand everything absolutely clearly, the way we understand a baby, at least at some level and in some volume, also everything else on the animate, vegetative, and inanimate levels.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/16/16