The Truth Belongs To Everyone

textsA question I received: When you speak of the Creator, one might think that you are talking about religion. Can you explain this in everyday, down-to-earth terminology?

My Answer: I understand that these words set off unpleasant associations and that for everyone, they are related to a myriad of stereotypes. But at the root of the biblical story is the revelation of the Upper Force to man, and no one religion is privy to that narrative. No one was ever granted the personal right of owning Him. Quite the opposite: every person has to reveal the Creator for himself. The first to do this are the ones who feel that there is something within them to correct, as it is said: “I created the evil inclination and the Torah as the means of its reform.”

The science of Kabbalah is the true Torah. Indeed, it is called “Torah-emet” (“emet” is translated as “truth”). That is why you have to understand that the entire Torah speaks only of the spiritual – and belongs to all! As one studies Kabbalah and corrects himself, he will understand the meaning of these words.

This is why we must change our attitude towards references to the Torah, Psalms and Mishneh made by Baal HaSulam and other Kabbalists. The goal is not to memorize all the words, but to feel them inside oneself.

Suppose someone memorized the entire Talmud. Do you think this means that he corrected some part of his soul? He will have to come back to this earth in another incarnation as if though he did nothing in this life. It is better to know just one sentence and, by correcting himself, to attain that part – to feel it within. This will be more valuable than a thousand memorized pages of the Talmud.

That is why you must not shy away from references to the Tanach and its interpretations by wise men; you must simply understand what they are talking about. It is difficult to convey Kabbalistic explanations using secular language. But it is not necessary. For example, the book of Psalms is read by people all around the world, and so are the Five Books of the Torah. These texts are, more or less, familiar to everyone. You just have to explain their real meaning, and a person will see that this comes to him from the original source. This source belongs to all of humanity and contains the method for correcting the soul. If a person does not use the reforming light contained in the Torah, he does not have the Torah. All he has is a book with words printed in it.

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