The Basis Of Kabbalah

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe wisdom of Kabbalah is opposite to a layman’s opinion because spirituality is opposite to corporeality. Spirituality is focused exclusively on bestowal, while corporeality is all about reception, in line with their corresponding intentions. Although judging from one’s actions, it’s not always clear.

It is crucial in spirituality to never divide creation into different, opposing, contradictory forces, but rather attribute everything to a single force: “There is none else besides Him.” That’s the basis of Kabbalah.

Therefore, we have to attribute to a single force what seems to us as good and evil on every degree. A person should see himself as holding two reins: the force of good and the force of evil. The Creator holds these two reins from Above: the good and the evil and through them, converses with man in order to teach him.

One should understand that the Creator’s attitude comes to him or her in these two forms, meaning that the same upper force is at work, either with its front or back side: the Creator or Pharaoh. Then a person grows with the help of the two forces and is grateful for the bad as well as for the good. After all, both of them come in order to bring him closer to the adhesion with the upper force.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/10/2011, Writings of Rabash

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