In letter Alef (1) Baal haSulam gives us the expression of the Sages which says that there is no even a blade of grass down in this world that doesn’t have an Angel above it which beats it and says “Grow!” and it seems rather strange, says Baal haSulam that the Creator would creat an Angel in the Upper Worlds to beat a single blade of grass and make it grow if there is nearly and no any value of this single balde of grass at all, and adds that this expression of the Sages is one of the biggest secrets of the creation and it should be explained in all the details for us to understand one of the most important principles of the creation. Baal HaSulam tells us that the tradition of the Sages is to make a hint on something in their expressions without revealing the whole notion and they do it in such a way that it is difficult to understand the depth of their sayings out of there external simplicity of form of the expression or even the impression of insignificance of its meaning at all and so, says baal haSulam, we have to examine the expression in all its details to find out what the Sages talked about and why they try to keep this secret from the students which were not worth to be revealed this kind of spiritual secrets.
The Sages told once and again that the most inner knowledge about the creation is hidden in the part of Gemmar which is called Agada ( legend or a kind of story which tells somithing which seems not very real or important at all at the first glance) and this part of Devine Knowledge is most sealed for the understanding of the students and readers. The meaning of these Agadot ( pluaral form from Agada) were revealed only to the most rightious representatives of the generation and this principle is also meantion in the book of Zohar where Rabbi Shimon bar Yokha’i ordered Rabbi Abba ( one of his students) that he should write down the secrets which RaSh”bY( Rabbi Shimon bar Yokha’i) taught them in the form of Agada or in the form of hints only which would be difficult for understanding of the person who is stranger to the spiritual knowledge and wasn’t initiated by a kabbalaist first, it means, says Baal haSulam that each and every secret which RaShb”Y was explaining to his students is written in the form of story or given a form of expression which may not be understood without proper explanation. RaShb”Y was very careful about revealing the secrets of the creation from two reasons, says Baal haSulam, on the one hand he knew that he was given the revealation of these secrets for him to pass them and teach them to the other people, but as it is now and was at the time of the RaShb”Y there were people who were not worth being revealed these secrets out of the danger of their misuse, and so if he had kept these secrets for himself then he would fall into the category of getting for the sake of getting because these secrets were revealed to him for teaching them to others and so the rightious of his generation would be left without nessecary spiritual knowledge for their correction, but on the other hand if these secrets are revealed to the people who may not properly understand them because of their state of consealment towards the spritial reality they could wrongly understand and use the secrets he had to reveal. That is why RaShb”Y decided to pass these secrets in a very special form where one has to have an extensive spiritual understanding and exprerience in Torah and Gemmara study for the sake of bestowing( correction) and have the inner knowledge of the nessecity of performing Mitzvot for the personal correction and so he asked Rabbi Abba to write these secrets in Hints, stories or Aggadot for these secrets were not seen by those who are not worth to be revealed them. And that is why when one reads the book of Zohar and has no expereince of studying Torah and performing Mitzvot for the sake of correction he may not understand what is it all this admiration and awe which surrounds this book about, and what is it that others find in it at all and there are even those who try to study it from the point of view of lingustics and even try to find faults with it, and it is exactly what the Agada form effect is, where the person with the spiritual initiation sees endless secrets of the ceation, the person without spiritual initiation, who bases his receach on the abilities of his mind and development of intelect may not even think there are more than words and grammar in that book( it is true with the book of Torah Itself as well as many other spiritual books where the simplicity of the stories and the odinary matters make the person go wrong way and make it impossible for him to find out the real meaning of those “simple or strange” stories and make them busy with the words and grammar and reseach of different changes which took place in Hebrew through the ages and thus completely consealing from them any possibility of understanding the inner wisdom of this stories), anyway, says Baal haSulam the same book of Zohar promises that the time will come when it will be ligal to uncover all the secrets RaShb”Y asked to write in the consealed form, because there will be the time when the imporance of the study of the Torah will be so law among the generation that they will not pay any attention even if all the secrets are written in the most revealed form, the Sages tell that there will be times when the people will be able to step with their shoes on the pages of the books which have the most precious spiritual wisdom and feel no awe or fear at all because the ego would have the most agressive form and influence on their world view( the parts of ego strength are revealed from the easier ones towards the hardest ones in a person as well as between the generations) and so exactly the dareness of the ego to see nothing but its intrests would be the best protection of these secrets from those who are not worth being revealed them, but those who would wish to find out these secrets even the youngest of us will be open and taught them, and we see that the disctiption of the Zohar of the generation where the secrets of the creation may be openly revealed is coming to the reality and these secrets are openly written in the books of the Spiritual Wisdom, the Knowledge which the Sages have been revealing according to the spiritual level of each and every generation is open today to all intrested and has open and revealed form in the books of Sages of the 20th century. Now it is clear to us why the knowledge which was passed among the most rightious ones in the previous generations may be found openly today in the books on the Wisdom of the creation- Kabbalah( and may be found on the sites and blogs in internet) because there is no danger for their misuse by those who have no proper intention, simply because they just never come to study these books and so may not come across the revealed secrets, they are those whom the Sages call the generation which steps on the secrets of the creation with the feet and feel nothing wrong with it.
to be cont’d, with the G-d help, in the form of the comments to this post.