Three questions I received on mental disorders, tattoos, and prostitution:
Question: You have said in a previous blog entry that “if a person is mentally sane, then Kabbalah will solve his psychological problems.” I suffer from conditions of ADD which moderately impair my abilities to retain much of what I read. Will reading and re-reading Kabbalistic materials help to alleviate this mental block? Also do you make appearances such as book signings, etc.? It would be an honor to meet you!
My Answer: The study of Kabbalah corrects a person, and therefore it definitely heals as well.
I sign books at every public lecture I give and at Congresses. That’s where you can meet me. I invite you to attend the congress that will take place in February 2009 in Israel.
Question: Is it wrong to want to display my respect and love of Kabbalah by tattooing scriptures on my body?
My Answer: Kabbalah says that we should only desire an inner change and inner observation, through which the Creator becomes revealed to a person. This leaves the externality, the bodily aspects, only their minimal (necessary) existence. The body is no object of concern, aside from the necessities.
Question: What is the spiritual root of prostitution? Why has it existed for millennia and continues to be so popular?
My Answer: Because it satisfies one of man’s primary desires, which are: food, sex, family (home), wealth, power, and knowledge.
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