Answer: We Kabbalists feel it on ourselves. Throughout history Kabbalists have been terribly humiliated even by people who were closest to them. Today this is also the kind of attitude that those who study the wisdom of Kabbalah encounter. It is hard to say that this study is recommended and that it is welcomed and appreciated by others. The great egoistic mechanism is working on suppressing the altruistic cell.
Unfortunately the world’s attitude toward the wisdom of Kabbalah cannot be positive. It is negative, disrespectful, contemptuous, and based especially on fear and wrong assumptions. Our ego comes up with anything one can imagine: practices, mysticisms, and beliefs in order to draw people away from the wisdom of Kabbalah.
Question: Won’t this ever change?
Answer: It has to change. I believe that it will happen in our generation. We may undergo some more unpleasant experiences, but eventually everything will change.
Question: If you say that this is human nature, then you don’t blame those who oppose you.
Answer: I don’t blame them, what can I blame them for? They have no freewill. The Creator is managing them. Of course, I don’t like the cane that hits me, but I cannot attribute any importance to it or attribute freewill and independent decision making to them since everything is managed from Above. Therefore, when I hear about such attacks against me and our world organization I see them as an incentive in our work and confirmation of the fact that the Creator doesn’t forget us.
Question: Doesn’t it worry you that these forces can stop our dissemination?
Answer: I have to do my job in spite of everything that happens.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16