My Response: What is the difference? This is just a description. We have four languages to describe the spiritual world: the language of the Torah, the language of the Talmud, the language of legends, and Kabbalistic language.
Kabbalistic language is the most accurate because it mathematically and physically describes all levels, qualities, and interactions. Of course, this is not lyrical language; this is dry language. But what can we do? It is always like that in science!
Suppose you are crying now and you are feeling upset. I say, “Give him ten grams of such-and-such.” They inject you, you calm down, and I state: “Now he has descended from this level of excitement to such and such a level.”
This is how The Zohar talks about how much of an “injection” you need and from what level to what level you will descend. But at the same time, it does not convey your sensations. However in a different form, that is, in a different description, it will convey them.
Therefore it does not matter because we are talking about the same thing; we just approach a person from different angles.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. What Is The Zohar after All?” 4/15/13