Entries in the 'Zohar' Category

Kabbalah Does Not Predict Anything

Laitman_065Question: Is The Book of Zohar considered to be prophecy? After all, it describes the future.

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t predict anything. It teaches a person how to achieve spiritual levels. When a person achieves this, everything that could apparently be called a prophecy becomes reality for him. The wisdom of Kabbalah explains how it is possible to advance and live in another dimension now.
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From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17

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Who Wrote The Book Of Zohar?

Laitman_132Question from Facebook: Who was the author of The Book of Zohar, Rabbi Shimon or a group of authors, his ten companions? I don’t understand how it would be possible to write together.

Answer: Rabbi Shimon could not have written this book alone because he had to first transmit this book through his students.

First, they all discussed it among themselves, each one expressing his admiration for it and his impressions. They didn’t complement each other; instead they integrated and collected them into one single opinion by rising above themselves. As a result of this, the highest attainment came out, The Book of Zohar.

By uniting among themselves, they were elevated to the next level where they apparently became a single author, a single person.

Question: But in the sources it is said that Rabbi Shimon spoke and Rabbi Aba recorded…?

Answer: It is necessary to understand what is meant by “recorded.” This is not talking about physical recording. Instead, they attained a state in which the white Light was written on a black background, meaning inside of them.

This was a collective effort of a generalized person that included all of them, when all of them were one. Therefore, a power is hidden in The Book of Zohar. Moreover, specifically because of this fact, it is necessary to read it together and not alone.

If we read The Book of Zohar individually, there is no benefit to it. To do this, we must gather ten people (a Minyan), connect into a single whole, and by reading the text together, to a particular degree, everyone begins to feel what the authors of The Book of Zohar felt.

Question: Do you penetrate The Book of Zohar or does The Book of Zohar penetrate you?

Answer: The Book of Zohar is the Light that surrounds us. Therefore, to the same degree that the readers connect together, they make it possible for the Light to enter into the shared integration between them and to format it. The feeling from the book comes from this.

This is also said about the Torah, that it is “white letters written on a black background,” meaning, that it is the Light, which is written on the desires.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/25/16

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By Reading The Book Of Zohar, We Change Destiny

laitman_265Question: Can we change our destiny by reading The Book of Zohar?

Answer: The Book of Zohar carries a powerful Light on condition that a person knows how to study The Book properly, how to awaken and attract it so that it influences him.

Study must be in a group so that one aims oneself in a particular way toward the illumination that is hidden in The Book of Zohar. It is not possible to arouse and attract it in any other way. This Light influences us, raises us, and changes our destiny.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/23/16

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My Thoughts On Twitter, 1/24/17

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What the Resistance to Trump’s Inauguration Reveals About Us

The Book of Zohar is open for all, but people’s egoism conceals their access to the upper world. To reveal it—one must open their heart!

Trump’s main task is to unite America. But how to elevate people from alienation to connection? Only Kabbalah can do that.

Global warming escalates for the 3rd year in a row. The Book of Zohar explains: by our attitude to each other, we throw nature out of balance.
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From Twitter, 1/24/17

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Studying The Book Of Zohar In Aramaic

laitman_262Question: Is it worthwhile to study The Book of Zohar in Aramaic?

Answer: It is not necessary to study it in Aramaic, Hebrew, or in any other language, because you won’t understand anything anyway.

You must first study the wisdom of Kabbalah itself as a key to the material in the source books, and only after that will you begin to understand what is said in The Book of Zohar, otherwise it will just be the reading of incomprehensible pages that will only lead you to reject it.

Question: Does reading The Book of Zohar in Aramaic awaken some kind of illumination?

Answer: Yes. But I suspect that people “will get lost” when they read it and are liable to think that they have already had contact with the wisdom of Kabbalah and don’t have anything more to search for there. So it is better to begin with a three-month introductory course on the wisdom of Kabbalah.

In the course you will be able to get an idea about the general system of creation, its management, and a person’s purpose within this system. In that way you will know what is happening to you, what needs to happen to you, how you can manage this system, influence it, and what reactions you can get back from it. What this means is that you can be in mutual cooperation with the general system and manage your life.

The wisdom of Kabbalah is a science.
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From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 10/26/16

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.25.16

Preparation for the Lesson

Writings of Baal HaSulam “Igrot,” Letter 18

Writings of Baal HaSulam, “A Speech for the Completion of The Zohar

Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 54

Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 214

Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.23.16

Shamati #5Lishma Is an Awakening from Above, and Why Do We Need an Awakening from Below”

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Lesson on the Topic: “Gladness”

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Writings of Rabash, “Dargot HaSulam,” Article 236

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Writings of Rabash, “Dargot HaSulam,” Article 42

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” “The Agenda of the Assembly – 2”

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.16.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” “Love of Friends”

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot” 

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts 

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.09.16

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 3 

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, Chapter “Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement),” Item 224

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 210

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 36

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 10.05.16

Preparation for the Lesson

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Writings of Rabash, “Rungs of the Ladder,” Article 33

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The Book of Zohar — Selected Excerpts, “Articles for Yom HaKippurim

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Talmud Eser Sefirot, Vol. 6, Part 16, Item 200 

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Writings of Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 31 

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