Question: If we remove all of the lies from history, it will not mean that we will be left with the truth; in fact, we may end up with nothing at all. They say that history is written by the conquerors. Is that so? If we studied the history of those who were defeated, would it look completely different?
Answer: The fact of the matter is that there is no history. There is a fixed state in the beginning of creation called Malchut of the world of infinity, which contains the initial substance of all of creation. All the worlds and everything inhabiting them exists in Malchut of the world of infinity.
Kabbalah studies the four phases of the expansion of the direct Light. Everything starts with the Light or the Creator. The Light is called the Creator because it creates or begets. This physical substance it the quality of bestowal.
The Light, expanding from above downward, builds a desire that matches it; this is the first phase. It then evolves into the second, then third, and finally, the fourth phase, called Malchut. This completes the expansion of the four phases of direct Light.
All the rest takes place inside Malchut, which is an enormous will to receive.
Malchut, perceiving itself distant from the Light and opposite to it, does not agree to remain in this state and performs a restriction. After that, it decides that it necessarily has to be equivalent to the Light, meaning to perform certain transactions with it. That is how it gradually grows closer to the Light.
The most important thing about Malchut’s development is to build a state called “world” out of itself—and this does not mean our world, within which it builds creation, say, man. Let’s call him Adam.
The problem that Malchut wants to solve is: How does it juxtapose Adam with the world in a way where his entire volume (the yellow in the image) will be filled by the upper Light?
This is implemented by people who in our world try to become similar to the Light. They create a common desire that is similar to the Creator and reach the state of the full correction, called Gmar Tikkun.
This comprises all of human history.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/16/17