Question: Kabbalists foresee a third and a fourth world war, which means that humanity is still advancing along the path of suffering. Is this the reason that our generation is called “the Last Generation?” Is this the last resort for mankind?
Answer: The Last Generation began from the end of the 19th century, and it will last until humanity corrects itself, that is, until we all gather into a single system and establish the collective internal connection between us. If we reach this connection, we will begin to feel that we exist on a totally different dimension, in a totally different state, beyond the frameworks of this world.
Our perception of reality is strictly individual and everyone perceives reality according to his egoism, according to the desire to receive pleasure and fill himself, which is the essence of our nature.
When we begin to connect together, we activate different laws, the laws of switching between us. They help us acquire a totally different property of the perception of reality; we begin to feel not through ourselves but through others. When we connect, we acquire a collective system of perception.
Today, people cannot attain, feel, or imagine this perception. This is possible only if a person is engaged in studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, then through studying the material and doing practical work in the group, the Upper Light gradually influences us. A person who begins to connect with others receives the Light as a result, which means the upper information, and then he begins to feel the whole creation through the connection to the general system, through the general feeling. This is called the revelation of the upper world and this is what the wisdom of Kabbalah engages in.
When a person begins to perceive the whole world through a collective feeling, he operates in a totally different manner, he understands everyone is mutually connected and that he should actually act to benefit the common state, for the sake of the general system. He begins to feel the upper force that manages everything and he calls this force the Creator because he can see that this is actually the force that creates, unites, and connects everyone, manages, and determines our present and our future.
We have to consciously and willingly reach the mutual connections between us that will enable us to discover the upper force, and if we don’t, we will bring great suffering upon us.
But in the end, as Baal HaSulam wrote, “Whether after a third world war or a fourth world war, humanity will reach a state in which it will be forced to connect, in order to discover the upper force through this connection and live in it according to its operating laws.”
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/10/16