Question: The wisdom of Kabbalah has existed for more than 5,000 years. If we ask seven billion people today whether the wisdom of Kabbalah is a method for building the right connections, they are all likely say that it is mysticism. Why have Kabbalists concealed this fact for ages?
Answer: Kabbalists concealed Kabbalah and its purpose for a long time because humanity receives only what it needs in every phase of its evolution. Similarly, Albert Einstein was afraid to reveal the knowledge of nuclear energy to the world because he feared people would build a nuclear bomb. Perhaps if he hadn’t accelerated the process, it would have happened 30 to 40 years later.
The good and bad forces and circumstances are revealed only according to humanity’s level of development at any given moment.
The fact is that Kabbalah is not just a science that first reveals simple laws, then mechanical laws, then the laws of atomic energy, and now starts to reveal more complex biological and genetic laws until the actual creation of man. On the one hand, the wisdom of Kabbalah is a science, but on the other hand, only a person on the level of that science can attain it. People don’t have to be the smartest physicists like Einstein, Newton, or other scientist. They have to develop from one generation, conveying information to each other, and, at the same time, they raise themselves and wait for the moment when Kabbalah should be revealed to humanity, when humanity will need it.
Therefore, although the wisdom of Kabbalah was revealed 5,777 years ago to the first man who was a Kabbalist, a scientist, it has been concealed until our times. Only Kabbalists, a small circle of people, engaged in it, just like only a narrow circle of experts engaged in nuclear energy until they decided that there was no alternative and the time has come to use it.
For millennia only a small number of people were occupied with the wisdom of Kabbalah. They wrote books and passed on the wisdom from one generation to the next. These books were written in a special language not because their authors wanted to conceal the meaning of what they wrote, but because it was impossible to reveal something to people that they had no need for, no urge to discover, and no internal preparation for. Even in the old sources it says that starting from the 20th century the wisdom of Kabbalah will be revealed to the whole world, and indeed this has happened. Therefore, it is no wonder that today the wisdom of Kabbalah seems to appear as if from nowhere.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16