Question: Is it possible to say that the Klipa (peel) represents obstacles that need to be overcome before acquiring spiritual knowledge?
Answer: Yes, it is not just obstacles. They are specially designed in such a way as to protect the fruit. Therefore, a person who wants to reach the inner filling of the fruit must overcome these external forces that protect the fruit.
He must correct himself in such a way that external forces are not an obstacle to him. That is, the Klipa (outer shell) protects the fruit from a person who is not yet ready to taste it.
The fruit is knowledge. If it opened up before the Klipa surrounded the fruit, it would harm the person. We see that whenever knowledge falls into the hands of people who are morally unprepared for it, they use it to the detriment of themselves and others.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 8/21/22