When we investigate nature, we are amazed at its wisdom, integrity, regularity, and infinite depth, which in every cell and atom reveals the interrelationship of all its levels—inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human—which communicate with each other in the universe’s distant corners.
Nature is so great and perfect that we cannot even comprehend it because we are only its small and insignificant work.
But why is it that man should be the crown of creation, the most complex and intelligent? Why, despite our highly developed mind, feelings, and possibilities, are we so bad, imperfect, and frivolous; why do we waste our lives and poison it for others and ourselves? There is some weird contradiction between our high potential and lowly deeds.
Why is man so bad that he enjoys when others feel bad? If we are the most developed beings, shouldn’t we be perfect, the most generous and noble? On the contrary, the more complex the creation, the worse it is.
How can an evil creation come out of a good Creator? It’s a contradiction, especially when we see how much wisdom there is in nature. And man also comes from the same source. Why is his great intelligence and strength accompanied by such evil, egoism, and desire to conquer and trample others? How can it mesh together?
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/11/18, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 26