Kabbalists About Studying Kabbalah, Part 15

Dr. Michael LaitmanDear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.

The Opposition to the Study of the Wisdom of Kabbalah

Engaging in the wisdom of the Mishnah and the Babylonian Talmud without allotting a portion to the secrets and hidden wisdom of the Torah [Kabbalah] is similar to a body sitting in the dark, devoid of a man’s soul, the Creator’s candle that glows within. Thus, the body is dry, not inhaling from the source of life [not receiving the Upper Light]. This is the meaning of what he said above, “For they are the ones who are making the Torah dry [lifeless], do not wish to exert in the wisdom of Kabbalah [although they continue to regress].”
– Rav Chaim Vital, “Introduction of Rav Chaim Vital to The Gate of the Introductions”

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  1. How are the “secrets alloted” and since they “do not wish to exert in” …. what is exerting if everything is done by the Creator? I sense a lack of energy and movement among the group, is this too by the Creator?

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