Question: Critics of Kabbalah say that Kabbalists consider this methodology the only path to spirituality, although in fact, there are thousands of spiritual practices of all kinds. Why do Kabbalists think so?
Answer: This is unsubstantiated. I can’t prove anything, and I don’t intend to.
The fact is that a person engages in yoga or not just physical but spiritual development, is in some special exalted state, and seems to him that he has revealed something indispensable, true for himself. How can I dissuade him from this? At his level he perceives it that way.
He is like a small child who plays with his toy car, and if you show him something else, bigger, electromechanical, he will not be interested in it, he needs his toy. He can’t absorb more than that. Just like a mother offers her little daughter to play with her little brother instead of a doll and the daughter does not understand: for the little girl it is all about her doll and for the mother the baby.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/29/19