Questions I received on Kabbalah books and how to study them:
Question: Why do Kabbalists advise us to read The Book of Zohar even if we don’t understand or attain what is written there?
My Answer: You can find the answer to this in item 155 of the “Introduction to Talmud Eser Sefirot.”
Question: Five years ago you started studying The Book of Zohar with us. When do you plan to resume teaching The Book of Zohar?
My Answer: We study it for about an hour every week – see the media archive.
Question: The books that help to correct us are the books of the Ari, Baal HaSulam, and Rabash. But I cannot read them yet, and I’m not sure if I will be able to in the future. Can’t I advance by reading your books?
My Answer: Of course, my books also contain the force of spiritual advancement, but the books of our Teachers – Baal HaSulam and Rabash, are more universal and their Light is more powerful. Nevertheless, I agree with you that my explanations are closer to you and easier to understand. My advice is to read the texts of our Teachers, and then study my explanations.
Baal HaSulam did the same thing – he based his teaching on the texts of The Book of Zohar by Rashbi and the texts of the Ari. He took these books as a basis and wrote his commentaries to them. This is also how I teach: first we read the original texts, and then I give my commentary on them.
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