Philosophy and Kabbalah

Philosophy and KabbalahPhilosophy has placed a lot of effort into proving that the corporeal is produced by the spiritual, that the soul begets the body. This is, of course, nothing more than philosophy’s invention. The spiritual has nothing to do with the corporeal; there’s no connection between them whatsoever.

Philosophy’s whole uselessness and confusion lies in that it takes pride in a theoretical understanding of the Creator. Kabbalah, on the other hand, is based on and speaks only about actual attainment.

The spiritual represents a force unclothed by a body, and therefore, it is without corporeal form, without any connection to the corporeal. As far as the soul goes, philosophy considers spiritual entities to be unattainable, attributing them to the category of pure reason.

How can the spiritual beget and sustain the corporeal? Such a question is only difficult for philosophers. This question presents no difficulty to a Kabbalist, because Kabbalists attain the total opposite of what philosophers imagine. Moreover, according to Kabbalists, any property of a spiritual object is similar to its corporeal property.

The time of philosophers has passed, and their reign has ended – thanks to materialistic psychologists. Materialistic psychology was built on the ruins of philosophy. Today, everyone understands philosophy’s uselessness, because it lacks a legitimate foundation. The opportunity to disclose Kabbalah to the world arose when materialistic psychology came about, and inflicted a victorious blow to philosophic theology.

Today, Kabbalah will be able to prove its validity by clarifying the uselessness and falsehood of philosophic theology, which inherited the throne of Kabbalah such a long time ago.

Based on: Y. Ashlag (Baal HaSulam) “The Wisdom of Kabbalah and Philosophy

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Why Kabbalah Disgusts Us

Why Kabbalah Disgusts UsKabbalah contradicts humans. This isn’t because it’s from a foreign nation or ancient civilization, and not because it’s mysterious or even antireligious… Kabbalah contradicts human nature, because human nature is egoistic. No single person will find anything more despicable than this method, which talks about the need to love others. Moreover, Kabbalah asserts that nobody can escape these changes within us either, because Nature (the Creator) makes our ongoing existence in egoism more painful with every passing minute. Even if it seems like we’ve managed to hide from the relentless law of development, which evolves us from egoism to altruism, Nature will still force us to achieve correction: either through suffering, or through our deliberate attraction of the force of correction. We feel this instinctively, which is why we resist it. And if someone doesn’t resist, it’s because he doesn’t yet know what he’s in for!

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Who Needs Israel?

Who Needs Israel?News Story: Recently, Israeli representatives in the UN discovered a map on the official UN site, showing Lebanon bordering the state of Palestine. “The mistake” was corrected, but the map reappeared on the site only a few days later as a result of “a technical issue.” Israeli diplomats in the UN say that they are constantly forced to defend Israel’s right to exist, and this incident with the map of Palestine is by far not the only one.

My Response: The world feels that Israel and the Jews don’t need to exist; that they are a source of tension. Besides Israel, no other nation in the world asks about the purpose of its existence. As a carrier of the method of correction, Israel has the right to exist only if it fulfills its mission: to disclose Kabbalah to the world.

The “Introduction to the Book of Zohar” (item 70) says that if the Jews do not fulfill their mission, then the whole world will not only see them as unnecessary, but also harmful, and that everybody would be better off without them. The world’s explicit and closeted support of Nazis is clear proof of this. It stems from the egoistic nature of every single person.

Israel can prove its need to exist and its usefulness to the world only through the spreading of Kabbalah – the method for improving the world. Then Israel won’t need to defend its right to exist before anyone, not even UN officials!