Answer: The point is that the time of the mixing of the desires, of the attributes of bestowal and receiving, had not ended yet, and so there was no one to whom to reveal this knowledge. The egoistic and the altruistic attributes started to mix after the destruction of the Temple. This process had to be a full cycle of about two thousand years, but because of great tragedies such as the Holocaust, times were shortened.
When the mixing was completed, the rebuilding of the whole world began by discovering its globalization, and humanity began to feel it. This has never happened before.
Globalization is revealed in nature and not in humanity. We are used to saying that humanity is mutually connected, but it’s connected only by nature that manages us globally. We exist in nature like a small ball in a great sphere, and this sphere operates and affects us integrally, while we hardly feel the globalization and have no need for it; the ego has no need for it. It cannot work with it in any way.
When the mixing of all the vessels was completed and the rebuilding of the world has begun, the whole structure came together, and now we begin to feel our inner resistance to the sphere that surrounds us. This sphere grows day by day and if it were internally connected on the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate nature, now it’s on the level of the speaking, and we begin to resist it as we go through the post-industrial egoistic evolution.
As long as the scientific technological evolution of humanity continued, it was in our benefit, but since the middle of the 20th century, we have begun not only to satiate ourselves but to over-satiate ourselves and what is more, we do so in a most inefficient way. After all, no one gains anything by it. Even if someone has made a billion dollars, it’s registered in his bank and is tossed around the world as a redundant burden, while a person has wasted billions of tons of natural resources and has unbalanced himself in order to obtain this billion.
The general crisis began in the middle of the last century, which means the oppositeness of humanity from the world around it, from the system of Providence, and it is now that we have to approach our correction seriously. Now we are only starting to lay the foundations of the practical use of the Torah as the method of correction in our world.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/11/13