Question: Is it correct to say that the Creator is infinite and therefore, we cannot define Him?
Answer: The fact is that it is too early for us to talk about the Creator. We should talk not about Him, but rather about ourselves: To what extent can we trust our feelings, compare yesterday’s and today’s knowledge, are we able to analyze and reveal, that is, master the wisdom of attainment?
The system of attainment, the methodology, is quite complicated. Kabbalah explains to us how limited we are in it. This limitation applies not only to us, but also to scientists, to everyone.
In our world, we can say nothing right about our perception. It is only possible with the help of Kabbalah, once we rise above the degree of Bina.
Bina (Havana, Heb. “understanding”) is a perception. When above this degree, we begin to receive the upper light, the light of Hochma, in our desires that are corrected to altruistic ones; that is, we receive for the sake of bestowal and become similar to the Creator by doing so. To the extent we are similar to Him, we can talk about attainments, about the ability to control them, and in some way compare them with each other. Yet, in fact, this is still far away.
Without this, we will always stray and think that we understand each other and can compare ourselves with others. This is a very big problem. Therefore, as The Book of Zohar writes, people are in absolute darkness. They walk with their eyes shut, see nothing, thinking that they exist correctly and each one teaches the other.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 9/15/19