Answer: The Europeans didn’t know how to do it. The pretty slogans of the French Revolution about freedom, equality, and brotherhood remained just words. They didn’t understand then and still don’t understand now that in order for these words to become reality a person himself must change.
But a person can’t change by himself or conquer his egoism. In order to rise above his egoistic nature he needs a special external force that will correct and change him.
The French didn’t know about it and couldn’t succeed. Therefore, the great French Revolution was replaced by other revolutions under different flags including Nazism and nowadays radical Islam. All this is due to the fact that people couldn’t understand that real connection is achieved only by changing human nature.
The method of Kabbalah is different because for the first time in history we don’t change the external systems: religion, science, culture, education, and government, but a person himself. Nobody even knows what it means, except for Kabbalists. It doesn’t mean that a person gets a little more knowledge or education and begins to treat others more ethically and in a more civilized way.
A person must rise above his egoistic nature and receive another, the altruistic one, which nobody knows about today. Kabbalah is truly a hidden wisdom that is getting revealed today and gives us an opportunity to implement all of this. However, if we don’t do this, we will see horrible disasters in the world, worse than any suffering experienced by humanity through its entire history.
A person must rise to the nature of bestowal and to really love his neighbor, not just in words. Exactly the same way he automatically thinks today about himself, he will think about the welfare of others, simply because it will be in his nature. Today, he cares only about himself and his family, i.e., about everything that belongs to him, and tomorrow he will suddenly start to think differently and care about society.
All the former European ideals and moral values seemingly calling for equality and brotherhood were completely egoistic, even though mankind considered the European approach to be a model of humanity and altruism. After all, it was so in comparison to the barbaric approach. But nobody compared it to the method that creates and builds a new altruistic person.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 8/18/16