Answer: The significance of the science of Kabbalah is not theoretical, but purely practical. When humanity comes to a state of hopelessness, not knowing how to move forward, what it exists for, and what guides it, then a need for the science of Kabbalah arises in it. Before that, it does not need it, especially since the science of Kabbalah does not offer itself to anyone. It is hiding inside humanity in a state of preparation because Kabbalists develop and prepare it for popularization, dissemination, and application.
Now we have come to a state when Kabbalah can be revealed to the world. But until our time, it was practically hidden.
Question: Baal HaSulam writes that Kabbalah reveals the Creator to every person in the world. Did people need this before?
Answer: No, and today they do not need it. After all, a person does not need truth, but needs what will give him some comfort, satisfaction, and answers to the minor issues in his life.
Question: But I don’t think that someone would refuse to reveal the Creator if he knew that it were possible to reveal Him.
Answer: No. Even of those who come today and listen about the possibility of the revelation of the Creator, the upper world, the next level of humanity’s development, only a few remain with us.
Question: Is it possible that people do not want the Creator that Kabbalah offers?
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/13/18