Question: How does a Kabbalist relate to the world?
Answer: Like a caring mother hen.
Question: You said that the most sensitive and the most developed receive more blows. Therefore throughout history have we seen that Kabbalists have been persecuted and suffered various blows?
Answer: Yes, it is so. But blows were also sent to them in order to force them to develop faster. There is no escape, development in the main part of history was still going under the influence of suffering.
And only in our time do we begin to enter a period of conscious development, when we can understand why suffering is given, where it comes from, and how we can go on with it. Therefore, when we act consciously instead of suffering, which pushes us, we begin to draw ourselves to a good future.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Branch of Sakura” 5/15/11