For example, Rabbi Shimon, the author of The Book of Zohar, is called “Tana” because he belonged to the Tanaim group who were great Kabbalists. Then, what is called the decline of the generations occurred. Therefore, in our time, we are the smallest and most insignificant in comparison to them.
Thanks to the fact that we can use their methodology and be connected to them through their works and the implementation of their recommendations, we can also join the general correction.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/8/20