Today, many people believe that humanity’s progress is approaching a dead end. Our past hopes for a better, happier life through scientific and social progress have been overshadowed by a growing pessimism over what seems to be an impasse.
We see that more and more people in the world are unable to find fulfillment. Once, we thought of ourselves as making great leaps forward, believing we were making substantial progress, but now we appear to be facing some kind of a wall.
Humanity seems to be plunging into depression, suicide and drugs abound, and people are trying to disengagethemselves from the world, and suppress their feelings. Terrorism and a rapid upsurge in natural disasters are symptoms of a global crisis, and all these states are leading humanity to one fundamental question: “What is the meaning of life?”
Many people have already begun searching for the answer to this question. This becomes evident if we consider the vast increase in spiritual seekers over the last twenty years.
It is written in The Book of Zohar, that at the end of the twentieth century humanity will start asking about the meaning of life, and that the answer to this question, hidden in the ancient science of Kabbalah, can only be revealed in our time, precisely because of these challenging circumstances.
The science of Kabbalah has been concealed over millennia for this very reason. People were not ready for it, and didnot need it. But in recent years its appeal has risen dramatically. Many have taken up Kabbalah studies, curious as towhat it can give them. Once a person realizes that Kabbalah answers the question about the meaning of life, he or she no longer feels intimidated by it, and begins to actively engage in studying it.
Ideas that Kabbalah is about magic, miracles, red strings, and holy water are gradually dying out. People can see that these are merely psychological phenomena.
The demand for true, authentic Kabbalah is growing. In other words, there is a growing demand for that which will allow us to sense the greater universe, eternal existence, and the higher governing forces. People want to know why our world and our lives are unfolding as they are, where we came from and where we are headed.
In our times, many people from around the world have developed an interest in that question, and this is why the science of Kabbalah is gaining widespread popularity. As this earthly existence seems all the more dissatisfying and limiting, more and more people seek to associate themselves with something beyond this world.
Thus, today people are ready for the science of Kabbalah. It welcomes all those who truly seek to discover the meaning of life, the source of our existence, and offers a practical method of attaining it.