A question I received: Wasn’t it proved that the books of Joseph Flavius are false? A lot has been written about this.
My Answer: I don’t believe anything or anyone. Every researcher is first and foremost an egoist, wanting to “discover” something in order to get famous and to prove that he’s worth something, at least to himself! I wouldn’t base my life on any sources except authentic Kabbalistic ones. So it doesn’t really matter whether they are correct. All the books, other than those written from the attainment of the Upper Worlds, might as well disappear. What do we need them for? The only use we have for them is to verify, through the path of suffering, that the only science is the attainment of the Upper Governing Force.
I understand that my words might be confusing, but any act one makes that isn’t aimed at the root of one’s soul, even the most beautiful and aesthetic act, made “with the best intentions” etc., only causes suffering in the world. And even with books written from the attainment of the Upper Worlds – we still need to select those that lead us to the goal in the shortest and most direct way. Read Kabbalists’ advice about this (below).
Laitman.com Post: Other Methods of Kabbalah
Kabbalah Today Article: Interview with Rav Michael Laitman, PhD
Baal HaSulam Article: The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah
Baal HaSulam Article: Introduction to Talmud Eser Sefirot