At the time of the Ari, souls underwent a special inner transformation. Our time is also special as Baal HaSulam wrote that we are living in the era of the Messiah. He talks about the changes that he sees from spiritual attainment.
From the Ari onward, a new generation of the end of correction comes to the world and everyone gradually begins approaching and getting involved in this process. A new era begins in both corporeal and spiritual life.
These days, a real revolution in the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah is taking place. Kabbalah is open to everyone; it fills the Internet and is translated into many different languages. Anyone can start learning and studying the works of the Ari, Baal HaSulam, and Rabash; the sources are open to everyone.
First of all, it is our task to reveal this knowledge to the entire world. And then, the upper light will advance each soul and direct it to its necessary corrections.
From the times of the Ari, Kabbalah became the science of the heart and is perceived by students not through theoretical understanding in the mind, but through inner spiritual attainment due to a person’s internal change in sensations. This is the main difference of the new period. Thanks to the Baal Shem Tov, this wisdom, which requires a wise heart, began to develop widely. Today, every person who studies the wisdom of Kabbalah spreads the field of the upper light around him and thus makes the advancement toward the purpose of life easier for all of humanity.
Kabbalah is the science of all of creation, of all of reality, of a common upper force acting in the universe. This science is gradually being revealed to people and is getting closer to us. It was first revealed 6,000 years ago to the first man named Adam. Over thousands of years, this revelation went through several stages each with five stages: root, first, second, third, and fourth (the complete HaVaYaH).
The first stage is the time of Adam, then the time of Abraham, entering Egypt, the exodus from Egypt, the building of the First and Second Temples, and their destruction. After the destruction of the Second Temple in the time of Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Shimon, there comes a period of exile, and darkness sets in until the time of the Ari, for about 1,300 years.
After the Ari, a more favorable period for the development of Kabbalah comes especially due to the work of Baal Shem Tov, who created a mass movement that raised many Kabbalists. However, after it, Kabbalah was hidden again until our days.
At the beginning of the 20th century, from the time of Baal HaSulam, the interest in Kabbalah began to awaken again. Baal HaSulam made a huge contribution to the revelation of this wisdom, then his son Rabash after him, and we continue this work and very much hope that we really live in the days of the Messiah.
Rabash was the one who revealed the method of inner work. The Ari mostly spoke about the upper worlds, and Rabash wrote about the love between friends because all the worlds are within a person. The most powerful force that allows us to open the upper worlds is the force of love and connection. Therefore, there was a shattering, and now we have to connect into one soul again. The practical implementation of correction is to connect people into tens by the force of love within which the Creator will be revealed.
The wisdom of Kabbalah is the method of revealing the Creator to the created beings in this world, and therefore, it requires practical implementation. Our task is to take this knowledge left to us by the great Kabbalists, adapt it for the general public, and spread it all over the world in order to awaken the desire to get closer to the purpose of creation in everyone.
By that, we provide great help to people because we do not leave them helpless in the face of all sorts of viruses that are ready to attack humanity; rather, we sweeten the development. This is absolutely necessary now because look at how radically our lives have changed over the past three months, and nature is preparing for us even greater problems ahead.
From the 3d part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/18/20, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Book Panim Meirot uMasbirot”