Question: If we know from Kabbalah that prophecy is very harmful to the development of humanity because it limits it, why don’t the Kabbalists combat this phenomenon? On every television channel today you see fortune-tellers and astrologers.
Answer: Indeed. In the 21st century, on every television channel [in Israel], not only fortune-tellers appear, but also “grandmas” who read cards, throw beads and coins in the air, and whisper various incantations. Every year they produce astrological calendars with advice of what to do and not do is written for each one of the signs of the zodiac. And this is the 21st century!
But the worst thing is that all this is attributed to the wisdom of Kabbalah in order to raise the bar and sell it at a more expensive price, while none of this has anything to do with Kabbalah.
Question: Do you think it is necessary to make some campaign to explain this, or will it all disappear by itself?
Answer: No, Kabbalists cannot engage in public relations work. If I were to be fighting all the slanders about the wisdom of Kabbalah, I would not have enough time for anything else! There are billions of people in the world. If each one of them were to say half a word against the wisdom of Kabbalah, how would I be able to carry on public relations work with each one of them?
Their attitude toward Kabbalah comes from their limitations, from their inability to comprehend it easily. But we will still continue to develop, even though in comparison to the 20th century, this century will be darker and it will pass.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17