Why The Study Of Kabbalistic Texts Is Different From Using Red Strings And Reciting Blessings

adviceA question I received: You recommended watching the shows on the Kabbalah channel, since doing so draws the Upper Light. You quoted the following: “While one has not attained perfection, the Light that is destined to fulfill his soul is considered the Surrounding Light. Hence, when one engages in the wisdom of Kabbalah, the Light immediately shines upon him to a certain measure, bringing him much closer to reaching perfection.” How is this different from tying a red string around the wrist or reciting blessings and prayers?

My Answer: The Upper World is a world of laws, not mysticism. The acting force in that world is your desire, provided that it is aimed at your next state. While studying Kabbalistic texts, you learn about your corrected states. If you strive toward these states, then your desire causes you to advance through the field of Light, bringing you closer to that Upper State. It works just like a piece of metal or an electrical current in a magnetic field which is drawn to the source.

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