Daily Kabbalah Definition
Definitions in the daily Kabbalah lesson guide a precise, spiritual approach to terms, & disqualify materialized corporeal definitions
What is the meaning of "since from Zion comes the Torah" and what is "practical Kabbalah"?
"Zion" is the new desire that is discovered in exiting the state of ascension. After ascent always comes descent and this is needed for the next ascent since it is impossible to ascend without revealing and correcting new evil.
Thus, when a person falls he needs to understand that these falls are for his benefit since they are the revelation of the next degree which he must first of all discover as darkness since his reshimo (reminiscence) is not yet in use. And then, the person needs to build the correct relation to it, i.e., to build in advance the correct environment with whose help he can reach the correct approach to the darkness that he discovers. When he does this he reaches "Jerusalem"-complete awe, bestowal; he then attains the Light, the fulfillment, and the "Torah."
When these things are actively revealed, when we learn how to prepare ourselves, and when we relate correctly to the waves of ascents and descent (how we should operate in these situations), this is called "practical Kabbalah."
-from the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/19/10 (minutes 35-43)