If You Are Worried About Your Fate

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Lately people often ask me, “What is the science of Kabbalah?” And I am unable to give them a simple definition in one sentence. How do we explain what we are learning? Is it to love the neighbor?

Answer: We are learning how to reveal the Upper Force which controls us. According to Baal HaSulam’s definition, “Kabbalah is the revelation of the Creator to the creatures.” Love for the neighbor is only a means. Revelation of your evil inclination is also a means, and the Torah is a means for correcting that inclination. The result of all these efforts is the revelation of the Creator.

However, a regular person will be confused by the word “Creator” and is likely to assume that it has to do with religion. Therefore, we should explain that there is a force in our world that controls everything and puts everything in motion, and we need to study it.

In fact, our fate depends on this. The science of Kabbalah reveals that Upper Force to us and then we begin to understand everything that happens to us in life. This explanation is more comprehensible to people because everyone is concerned with their fate.

From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/2/10, “Introduction to the Book, Panim Meirot uMasbirot

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One Comment

  1. Rabbi… why is it evil to receive if it is the purpose for which we were created? I have seen your lectures and you are not kind to your audience. It seems to me that you are trying to explain something you cannot feel.

    Think of it in terms of motherhood – a woman feels life; nurtures it and brings it into this world, regardless of the conditions surrounding her pregnancy. The woman nurtures the helpless child and guides him. The child loves the mother because she loves; she gives. Life goes on and child also becomes a giver.
    Would it be evil of the child to receive if it brings pleasure to the mother? If the child does not know any better and if the mother truly loves to experience the happiness of re-discovering the world through her child’s experiences, what could be evil in that?

    It seems that the issue if men trying to explain to men something you will never be able to understand until you put your ego aside and learn from women.

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