Question: Was the great Kabbalist Baal HaSulam far ahead of his time when he wrote the article, “The Last Generation,” in the beginning of the 20th century about humanity inevitably achieving a communistic society?
Answer: A Kabbalist isn’t ahead of his time. Rather, he sees everything from end to end. For him time doesn’t exist! He simply rises to the next level from which it is possible to understand what is happening with us. Actually, the wisdom of Kabbalah makes it possible for us to rise to a higher level where we clearly see that we need to re-educate ourselves, how to do it, and what we must reach. It accurately teaches by which path it is possible to reach the goal so that we will work correctly on ourselves.
Question: In the article, “The Last Generation,” Baal HaSulam prepared an answer for all questions. It is left to us to research this article and realize it together. We hope that this will help us to find the answer to the question, “What can we expect?”
Answer: What is waiting for us is what we choose. People must understand the necessity of developing a mutual connection, which increases the sensitivity of a person to his environment, and become like the general system about which the wisdom of Kabbalah speaks. Even if a person doesn’t see this system, with the help of special training and special exercises called roundtables or discussion circles, he can feel that this reveals a new positive force on the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate.
In nature, plus and minus are balanced, so all of its objects act instinctively, accommodating to the influence of nature while in a human being there is only one negative force. So, he needs to discover the positive force of nature, balance the negative force through it, and go forward in the balance and harmony of the middle line. Then, he is called Adam (Man), while, now, he is on the level of the beast.
To be continued…
From KabTV’s “About Our Life” 5/11/15