Question: This evening an introductory lesson on the wisdom of Kabbalah will take place in many cities in Israel. It is a launch pad for a new semester that will begin in our learning centers in another two weeks.
Answer: That is the basis of everything. Not long ago they asked me if we need to continue learning the wisdom of Kabbalah or was it enough to study only articles, like “Mutual Guarantee,” “Peace in the World,” and others. They asked me if it weren’t worthwhile to end the study of TES (The Study of the Ten Sefirot) or The Book of Zohar.
First of all, for me it is all really the same. The wisdom of Kabbalah has four languages through which Kabbalists tell us how we can correct our matter: desire.
It is impossible to manage without these sources. Without them, we do not draw the Surrounding Light, the Light that Reforms. We develop our mind and sensations specifically through this. The soul develops through the study of the wisdom of Kabbalah and not through the connection with regular people. We take from them the need to develop the soul, when we try to help them, and then later, during the lesson, we raise this need to the Light, and then this need develops us.
We have to exist between these two factors: on one hand, to get closer to the lower ones to receive the desires from them and to learn the needed materials to disseminate among them, and on the other, to get closer to the upper one through the study of The Book of The Zohar, The Study of the Ten Sefirot, and the articles.
If a person feels his point in the heart and wants to reach the purpose of creation, and not just the good life in this world, he must study the wisdom of Kabbalah in a systematic way. I don’t know how it is possible to correct the soul without the foundations concealed in the process of the study, without working with the authentic sources. To hear, here and there, lectures and lessons is not at all the same as the systematic course at the learning center.
I recommend for everyone to take this course, even if a person has already heard our lessons. Only in this way it is possible to learn the order of the work, to feel the language, to understand the terms and definitions, and most importantly, to acquire the correct approach that one won’t get via the daily lesson. An introductory course is a must.
In addition to this, it prepares the person in a special way for the social connection to the group. After all, we aren’t speaking only about the studies, but also about the internal work. It is not by chance that most of the students of the learning center don’t want to leave and continue to study.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/10/2011, “Peace in the World”