Answer: People ask me about the year 2012 at every lecture I give. There is nothing written about it in the science of Kabbalah. But frankly, the times really are becoming compressed and they eventually become concentrated together.
The year 2012 can indeed become a fateful year, marking a significant change in the world. But I don’t think this will be a change for the worse. I think that eventually, the world will take a turn for the better. I think we will manage to reveal the entire method of correction without problems or suffering.
Problems and suffering have to be revealed inside a person because all we have to feel is that there is something missing in our lives. And this feeling can even come in the best possible state, when everything in my life is OK, but I don’t see what the purpose of life is and therefore I desire to reveal it.
From the New York lecture #2, 9/12/2011