The Wisdom of Kabbalah and Philosophy
However, understanding the meaning of the word “spirituality” [something of a different nature other than our material world, its sensations and thoughts] has nothing to do with philosophy. This is because how can they discuss something that they have never seen or felt? What do their rudiments [research and conclusions about something they have never perceived] stand on?
If there is any definition that can tell spiritual [properties of bestowal and love] from corporeal [receiving and hatred], it belongs only to those who [by altering their nature from receiving to bestowing] have attained a spiritual thing [obtained a property of bestowal] and felt it [through the property of bestowal a new attitude to their surroundings, meaning the spiritual world]. These are [only] the genuine Kabbalists [since such changes are possible solely through practical application of the wisdom of Kabbalah]; thus, it is the wisdom of Kabbalah that we need.
– Baal HaSulam “The Wisdom of Kabbalah and Philosophy”
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