A question I received: What is the reason for the multitude of presumptions with regard to the science of Kabbalah?
My Answer: Baal HaSulam explains this in many of his articles. Because the science of Kabbalah remained concealed for a long time, humanity tried to find explanations for this hidden wisdom. Since it is hidden, it was thought that it must have some evil powers that should not be put into action, and that if it were revealed to an evil person, he would be able to use it to the detriment of others, like, for example, the curse of “Pulsa de Nura” and others.
How silly it is to believe such things in our times! But to this day there are people who are convinced that it is possible to do lots of damage to the whole world through these actions, and that it all came from Kabbalah.
In addition, Kabbalists themselves were determined to distance the people from the science of Kabbalah and to give them a chance to reveal their extreme ignorance. They gave people an opportunity to figure out their inner confusion and to discover their limitations, mature towards the truth, and to find it on their own, through personal experience, rational thought, and common sense. In essence, throughout all human history, people have been striving to find the truth, which has still not been revealed.
After all, we know that even our sciences develop with the help of our imagination. A scientist imagines some theory, begins to check his presumptions, and thereby makes some discovery. This is called “performing research to confirm a hypothesis” – research through the imagination. Only the science of Kabbalah does not develop through the imagination, since it is impossible to imagine anything pertaining to the spiritual world beginning from the material world.
Therefore, by revealing all suppositions, a person comes to the only science that does not contain anything unreal, and in which everything is revealed only directly from experience, and not from theories or assumptions.
Another aspect that makes Kabbalah amazing is the fact that it reveals a new world within a person’s new quality, the quality of bestowal.
Kabbalists were interested in having people consider the science of Kabbalah to be everything it was not, so that through this confusion and exclusion, they would clarify what it actually is and come to reveal it when the world was ready for it, which is today.
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