Question: Passover symbolizes the exit of each of us from the animal state. But it all begins with the Creator’s promise to Abraham to inherit the land of Israel. The Land of Israel is Eretz Israel, the desire for the Creator. Did nature originally provide that every person will achieve this quality?
Answer: In general, yes. As a result of our development, absolutely all people on Earth must achieve the quality of “Adam – Man,” that is, similarity to the Creator.
Question: What does “becoming a human” mean from the point of view of Kabbalah? What is this level?
Answer: “Man” in Hebrew, “Adam,” is from the word “Domeh,” which means “like the Creator” or “in God’s likeness.”
What does “in God’s likeness” mean? Since all the qualities of the Creator, His attitude to everything that He created, are love, bestowal, and good feelings, then a person acquires these qualities, becomes like the Creator, and is called a Human. And before they are acquired, he is considered an animal.
In other words, if a person is in his natural egoistic qualities and cares only for himself, then this is called the “animal state,” and if he cares for others, and the altruistic quality of the Creator is in him, then this state is called “Man – Human.”
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 3/26/21