Everything that a person does based on his egoistic ideal will perish in four kinds of executions. The Book of Zohar describes this in very unpleasant terms.
It is written that a fire “consumed the land and its produce,” which means that eventually we will have nothing left. Now we think that the golden age is ahead of us, robots will work for us, and we will spend every day laying on the beach or partying and having fun. But this will not happen.
On the contrary, people will suffer from deep depression, they will start consuming drugs and pills! They will hate themselves and the entire surrounding world; they will want to die, but will not be able to do so! Life will become worse than death. This indeed is a real hell.
A person suffering from depression would be glad to die. But what can he do if he is unable to kill himself? His whole life is total misery.
Question: What does it mean “Setting aflame the foundations of mountains”?
Answer: “Mountain” is from the word “Hirhurim” (doubts) and means all sorts of internal disturbances. We will see that all of this comes from the Creator and we cannot escape from this, and all because we neglect His path and do not want to rise above our egoism to the realm of bestowal and love. Therefore, we will feel that He is against us in everything. We will not be able to live, and we will not be able to die, and we will suffer every second!
This state will eventually bring people to correction, but by a very long and terrible way called the path of suffering.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/1/17