Answer: Well, Baal HaSulam didn’t succeed nor did Moses, Rabbi Shimon, or Rabbi Akiva, but you will succeed. Everyone needs to tell himself that the entire world depends upon him.
If I thought that we wouldn’t succeed, then I would sit in my house and be engaged only with the wisdom of Kabbalah. However, how could you allow yourself to leave the world without help?
Question: Why must we succeed where others have failed?
Answer: We are living in a different time and in a different generation. We have received all that the great Kabbalists of the past have prepared for us in our hands, and we have brought the method closer to each and every one. And we need to continue forward, especially now.
Only in the past year have we started going out to the people. Before then, we disseminated the wisdom of Kabbalah and attracted people in whom the aspiration for it was awakened, people with a point in the heart. But now, no person can be left outside the circle; everyone must join it.
This is only the beginning. We still don’t know how to organize this so that all of the people will receive re-education and how and in what form it is necessary to do this to prevent bad development and reach the good. All this is really being clarified now.
Baal HaSulam produced his newspaper before the war. Who could hear him then? But today, after all the blows and troubles, people are wiser. And besides, the entire world is covered by a general crisis. Nothing is sacred today. There are no people ready to stand on their principles no matter what. There is a decline in everything: helplessness, incessant threats, and growing anti-Semitism. All this frees up space for the true method and makes it possible for people to listen to it.
The method itself is becoming more accessible. It has become clear that it is based upon the laws of nature and rational things, not upon beliefs or mysticism. All this is based on common sense.
The method has developed to the degree that the connection between us has become stronger. We are the ones who have developed this method. It is impossible to compare what we have today with what we got from Baal HaSulam and Rabash. We received their articles, letters, The Study of the Ten Sefirot, and The Book of Zohar. That is all. But today, all of us together, students throughout the world, working among ourselves and with the external public, have milled these materials, on all of these materials, like through a grinder, and deduced from this a practical method of correction.
Of course, we didn’t invent anything new, but we have started understanding the method, accepting it from Baal HaSulam and Rabash, and conveying it into practical footing. That did not happen before. And what will happen tomorrow, I don’t know, and so it should be. I see the distant future, but I cannot say what will happen tomorrow. Indeed, we need to create this method in practice.
Theoretically, I do not know everything, but in practice it is born anew each day. Today we are building tomorrow’s level, and we see how we have advanced! Sometimes we are faced with difficulties and feel helpless and in doubt. How do we conduct workshops and attract people? What questions do we discuss? Are people ready for this activity or another? How do we tell them about the necessity of connection?
We are looking for the way, and we are looking for it within us, because, in the meantime, we don’t have all the answers. It is as if we are taking care of someone, but, in fact, we are changing ourselves, and that is how it is day by day. This is the way, and it is possible to advance only in a this form.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/20/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam