Until recently we have been developing in our egoism under the influence of the informational genes (Reshimot)—everyone on his own. Now we are beginning to develop under the influence of common Reshimot—all together. And we can see that the entire world is connected like one single system.
In the past everyone could open his own “window” (like on the computer) where he was building his life without any connection with the rest of people, and he was able to do whatever he wanted. But today it does not work this way. And the problem is that we are unaware of the connection between us and everyone’s place in the common system where he or she is connected with everybody else.
It is a tragedy that we are now facing the system which is becoming revealed to us as a unified, global network, while we do not fit it and do not know what to do with it. After all, internally, every one of us still has remained an individual egoist who wants to act as he wishes.
However, a completely different system already acts upon us. The previous epoch has ended, and a new time has come. The new forces have started influencing us, which work with all of us together.
Therefore, we have no other choice but to study this common, integral system. We have to learn its structure, how it acts upon us, and how we should adjust ourselves to it. We simply cannot survive without such a study. This is why everyone is obliged to study Kabbalah.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/4/2011, “The Study of the Wisdom of Kabbalah”