Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation, “Nihilism”: All these are compromises in the measurements of egoism of the individual, the state, or God’s servant. And I say that any measure of egoism is faulty and detrimental, and there is no other arrangement except altruism, in the individual, the public, and the Lord.
This is an absolutely simple, clear, and sharply pointed declaration. There are those who already understand this; there are those to whom it is gradually becoming apparent, and there are people who need everything to be explained and demonstrated for them, otherwise they will need another thousand years in order to mature to this level of awareness of the truth.
Question: Did Baal HaSulam write this for those who have already come to this realization?
Answer: Baal HaSulam felt that the time of the last generation was approaching and wrote about it for his contemporaries. From this, we can infer that he was speaking to the most progressive individuals of his generation, who were, as usual, the avant-garde of humanity and lead it forward by themselves.
That’s why it is necessary to show humanity its future mistakes, so that they do not create new problems, but rather follow those evolved individuals.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 6/5/17