The Book of Zohar And The New Generation

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: In the framework of widespread dissemination, we are essentially involved with the integral method. But together with this, we have adopted a version of The Book of Zohar with the commentary of Baal HaSulam. What is the role of The Book of Zohar with the general public?

Answer: I suppose that the time will come, and together with it, the intelligence and understanding will come through which after introductory lectures and events that we are organizing on the subject of integral education, we can bring people to the source, to the wisdom of Kabbalah. For it is only from there that we draw the knowledge, the understanding, the power, the truth, and the goal.

In any case, we must do this, we must reveal the science, the wisdom, the logic, and the conceptual basis to people. From where, how, and why did we derive our method? It is up to us to explain the action of the natural forces scientifically, to explain that the Creator is a characteristic and not a belief in some kind of spirit.

So gradually we are educating the generation, we are teaching internal group psychology, we are advancing it through learning, and we are talking about the forces that act within us, about the benefit that is possible to produce from connection. And that is how we are making people aware of the wisdom of Kabbalah.

All of the social articles by Rabash explain how to connect correctly so as to discover among us some kind of new feeling that can be called the Creator. That is what Baal HaSulam writes about in his articles. How do we internalize the comprehension of our reality into consciousness, into a framework, that can be controlled and understood through the filters of our absorption? All this is scientific material, very empirical.

It is no accident that Baal HaSulam rejected philosophy in everything that is based upon spiritual science. So we also want to act rationally and bring the entire world to an approach like this. First of all, it is up to us to be aware of it in the right way. But essentially, the goal is specifically to transform it into common knowledge.

And here it is logical that through a rational approach you constantly ascend to an unknown state. This is precisely the right approach; at every stage we break out from our previous limitations. We are not prepared to do this ourselves, but there is a higher level from which we draw the power that develops us and attracts us to it.

This is a scientific fact. According to the scientific data that is what is done in the evolution of nature in our world.

And in order to explain this to people, we need The Book of Zohar, even simply to read in it within a circle together with the rational scientific study of the laws of evolution, religions, beliefs, the substance of creation, the perception of reality, and so forth. You see our reaction to the shared learning will be correct and useful if it will be preparation for reading from The Book of Zohar, and on a lower level, from “The Study of the Ten Sefirot.

Within The Book of Zohar is found the intensity that we need; it is so strong that we must receive it in “small portions.” And then we, ourselves, will begin to discover what this book is talking about.

We are living in a generation that is ready to discover what the Kabbalists, beginning from Rabbi Shimon to Baal HaSulam, didn’t discover. This was withheld from them due to the period of exile through which they needed to pass. But we, as of today, according to what Baal HaSulam wrote, are found on the threshold of the redemption; for the first time we are ready to utilize the potential of The Book of Zohar.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/24/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam

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