Question: I heard that a person perceives reality and the world as a real distortion. Is it true?
Answer: Yes, of course. We only perceive everything in our sensory organs, and since they are distorted, uncorrected, and shattered, then naturally the world also looks like this.
The fact is that the world around us is perfect, but we do not perceive it as perfect because we feel it in our shattered, defective sensory organs. So we can say nothing about the world itself, but only about the way we perceive it.
Our method is in correcting our perception. Then I will see the world as perfect to the extent that I correct myself. Nothing else is required. I do not need to correct the world. On the contrary, in Kabbalah, it is considered a completely wrong move. Look how people there have been and currently are correctors of the world throughout the history of humanity.
However, if we approach the world in the way the wisdom of Kabbalah advises, then by correcting ourselves we will see that, apparently, the world around us is ideal, perfect, infinite, and eternal. There is nothing that needs to be done in it other than to correct ourselves.
Therefore, the entire wisdom is built on giving a person advice on how to correct oneself. How to make oneself corrected, integral. Otherwise, we will sink into even bigger problems and greater incorrect perception of the world.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 9/15/19