My Response: I did not say that, these are the words of Baal HaSulam. This is, in fact, so. Not because a person lingers on this path, but because he has such a soul that must necessarily include within itself the entire universe.
I have exactly this type of soul. I am not rushing forward on the spur of a moment, and I am not carried forward. Until I master this vast system at my level and in breadth in such a way that I will see it from one end to the other, digest it in myself, will be able to retell it, and fully adapt to it and adopt it in myself, I will not be able to rise higher. Although from the highest level, looking down from above, I perhaps could have done it faster and more easily.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. The Correct Spiritual Path” 2/17/13