Question: What makes people fear and hate Kabbalah even though they know very little about it?
Answer: First, the feelings of fear and hatred are inherent in people because propaganda against Kabbalah has been around for at least 3,000 years.
Second, it is contrary to human nature. Kabbalah speaks about something hidden; therefore people relate to Kabbalists as a “secret society” whose members are involved in secret management. After all, a person rises to the level of governing the world. Different labels are stuck on Kabbalists: cult, Masonry, Jewish Masonry, ancient esotericism, etc.
Question: If people who are interested in Kabbalah read this, they might think, “Why should we be involved with this?”
Answer: What is it for? It is the soul that asks this question. A person cannot suppress this desire. If he has the possibility of discovering the meaning of life, attaining the upper world, he will not be able to limit or calm down this desire. Life becomes insipid without this goal. What kind of a taste does it have ? One just sinks into a coma.
Question: If the Creator wants to bring His creation to resemble Him and to give it pleasure, why is it necessary to take such a long route? He gives a method, then conceals it, and everyone hates it. Why?
Answer: The reason is in freewill. We don’t understand how it is realized, but it must be. It is impossible to achieve revelation of the Creator against your will. You can be pushed but simultaneously stopped, leaving you hanging, like on a swing. By constantly attracting and repelling, you are given a chance to solve the question about the meaning of life on your own.
Question: Who does this?
Answer: The upper management, called “the middle line.” There is no getting around it: that is how it is arranged.
However, in general, this is very difficult for beginners to understand, so they constantly complain. In any case, many come and leave, first cheering and later cursing. That is how humanity searches for the meaning of life. And this meaning is above our egoistic understanding of the world, in bestowal, in love, in exiting yourself. Therefore, everything is complicated and daunting.
Question: So you justify this attitude from the Creator?
Answer: This is the system we exist in, the matrix we live in. It is called nature. Therefore, it is impossible to talk about whether it is good or bad.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/10/17