From the book Collection of Laws, “Blessings for Smells and Blessings for Gratitude”, Law 4: We must now approach the true righteous man of this generation, so that he will find out for us what faith is for today’s time, for faith must be learned every day anew.
And in this, the main strengthening of the evil principle in every generation is to hide and hide precisely the true righteous man of our time. As we see with our own eyes that the main disagreement about the righteous man of this generation, and then after a long time will recognize him and call him a righteous man, but they will not agree on the righteousness of the next generation.
In every generation there are disputes about the Kabbalist who lives and works at this time. They hate him, struggle with him, and cannot agree with him. This is nature.
In fact, the same thing happens in every personal state. When we ascend the spiritual steps, we can agree with the steps that we have already passed, but we are against the current state and have a lot of objections.
Only after the state has been passed through struggle, through the right, left, and middle lines, through ups and downs, and clarifications, as a result of all this, we can agree with the past, which is already included in the correction.
Therefore, the objections to Kabbalah are quite understandable. We need to consider them as an integral part of the process of development that comes from nature. We will still feel the face-to-face confrontation with the right and left lines, the power of bestowal and the power of reception—the two forces that act in nature.
Therefore, do not worry too much about the opponents of Kabbalah. We are on the battlefield of two forces. And in fact, this is not a struggle, as it seems to us, but a form of communication and correction. In this way we can study these two forces—when one is based on the other.
But at all times, a Kabbalist who lives in this generation has no chance of being recognized by his contemporaries and understood by the people. How is it possible to understand him if he belongs to the same generation? Everyone else is at such a level that they are not capable of this.
But after a while, there is a softening. Some gradually start to understand the Kabbalists of the last generation and there are some who are even engaged in spiritual work but still cannot understand his followers.
That is why even the Ari was not accepted by all the Kabbalists of his generation immediately. The renewal that every Kabbalist brings to the world in his time is not necessarily revealed in other souls. That is why it is difficult for them to agree with him.
Each generation reveals a new layer of informational genes (Reshimot), and there are souls in this layer that are more developed and are already ready for correction. and therefore, these people go all the way. And there are those who are still on the borderline and can wait.
They say that Kabbalah is the right teaching but not for them, and maybe they even do not agree with it. That is, they feel some relation to Kabbalah and, at the same time, separation and hatred appears. They begin to protest against Kabbalah.
People who began to study and then left also become opponents of Kabbalah because they need to justify themselves. Their Reshimot have not matured yet. And if a person has not corrected his desire to enjoy, then he must justify himself as to why he left the correction process.
At all times, the egoistic desire wants us to feel that we exist, that is, that we are right. Therefore, their criticism of Kabbalah is inevitable. There were a lot of such cases in our time and in the past.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/24/17, Lesson on the Topic: “The Resistance to Kabbalah”