Question: In science many discoveries are made by chance. That is, they are supposed to discover one thing, and instead they discover something completely different. For example, Columbus wanted to discover Asia, and discovered America. Penicillin, dark matter, etc. were also discovered serendipitously.
Can we say that the revelations in Kabbalah are also accidental?
Answer: On the one hand, a person who is studying Kabbalah constantly reveals something new, unexpected, and unpredictable. On the other hand, the actual method according to which this is revealed is known. There is only one condition in it—ascent above one’s own egoism.
Moreover, only the person who performs this ascent makes revelations. Everything he attains cannot be seen and understood by anyone else unless the other person also does the same.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 7/2/21