Kabbalists About Studying Kabbalah, Part 16

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

Hence, he brings good evidence from the words of the Gemarah [Babylonian Talmud]: “A disciple who [studies the Gemarah] has not seen a good sign [revelation of the Creator] in his study after five years will also not see it [in this life and therefore will live it in vain].”

Why did he not see a good sign [revelation of the Creator] in his study? Certainly, it is only due to [one reason] – the absence of the intention [of love and bestowal] of the heart [within his desires], and not because of any lack of aptitude, as the wisdom of Torah requires no aptitude [since it is not about learning, but rather about attracting the Light of correction].

Instead, as it is written in the above study: “[Those who desire to ascend, Isra-El = straight to the Creator] Regard, the whole wisdom and the whole Torah is easy [and does not depend on the intellect]: any one who fears Me [who has a desire to bestow and love as I do] and [to attain this level] observes the words of the Torah [so as to correct correct his egoistic intentions], the whole [higher] wisdom [the Light of Hochma] and the whole Torah are in his heart [fulfill his desires].”
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 23
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Kabbalists About Studying Kabbalah, Part 15

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