Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World“: This is the key to understand the weakness of world reformers throughout the generations. They regarded man as a machine that is not operating properly and needs mending, meaning to remove its broken parts and replace them with working ones.
The fact is that there is nothing faulty in a person and nothing needs to be changed in him. Everything was given to him by nature, so different negative attributes, and even the desire to kill, to rob, etc. were all given to him by the Creator.
The correction is not locking a person in jail or hanging him but integrating him in frameworks in which he can understand that he needs to correct his internality so that he would feel an impulse to connect to others above his most negative impulses regarding others.
A person needs to ascend to the next level without destroying his negative attributes, and he must acquire positive impulses instead of his negative impulses in relation to others.
When he displays his negative and positive impulses this way, he will begin to feel the spiritual state between them like between the negative and positive poles of the same field. Then he will begin to feel the upper world.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 7/7/19