Question: Isn’t the desire to become like the Creator the highest level of egoism?
Why should attainment happen precisely through Kabbalah if the Creator originally intended the created beings to obtain His quality? It would be more logical if the Creator already instilled the necessary knowledge and instructions for this life in each person at birth.
Answer: Then a person would be just a machine, a robot. The desire of the Creator, however, is to create man in full likeness with Him. That is, to have freewill, choice, decision, and action.
This is impossible without problems, descents, ascents, and understanding, without everything we have today. This is a very difficult path but it constantly shapes the inner consciousness of a person. Only then can he understand the Creator, His thought, His purpose, and implement it.
From KabTV’s “Ask a Kabbalist” 3/20/19