The Issue Of The Wisdom Of Kabbalah

Dr. Michael LaitmanBaal HaSulam, “The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah”: This wisdom is no more and no less than a sequence of roots, which hang down by way of cause and consequence, by fixed, determined rules, interweaving to a single, exalted goal described as “the revelation of His Godliness to His creatures in this world.”

The wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about all of reality, and it is revealed to individuals throughout history and in general at the end of our history.

The abundance comes from above and below, there is the desire, a burning need. They cannot touch each other because there is an insulating obstacle between them, an essential precondition of adaptability. This is the main thing that we should know. This is the subject of the wisdom of Kabbalah.

There are many details, but this is what we need first and foremost: knowing how to adapt and make ourselves suitable for the perception of the Creator, for the perception of the abundance.

Accordingly, the Creator is revealed to the full depth of the desire in all its five levels.

As for the roots, we discover them according to Tzimtzum Aleph (the first restriction) and the Masach (screen), and creating the necessary adaptability.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/18/14, Writings of Baal HaSulam

Related Material:
Kabbalah Is A System Of Laws of Nature
A Science Whose Time Has Come
We Should Not Let Kabbalah Fall into Concealment Again

One Comment

  1. Dear Rav Laitman,
    My name is Marcel, I am 50 yeras and I am writing from Lebanon. I am sorry for the somehow long letter, but I feel this background is relevant to my questions.

    I have been interested in Kabbalah since many years. Even as young child i always wondered about the meaning of life, the creator, the origins of the world etc. Religions were not at all convincing to me and i never believed in any of them and i even found the « bizarre ».

    Sometime in the 1980’s i believe, while i was a student, i came across a couple of books on occult science in a bookshop that were on sale. (treatises on occult sciences by Papus.) I bought them, went briefly through them and barely understood anything. I put them aside. In 2001 i left Lebanon and went to live in Saudi Arabia. After going through my library, I decided to only take those two particular books, knowing that kind of literature wouldn’t be available there.

    Two or three years later, i was watching television and there was mention of Madonna and the kabbalistic red string etc. the term « Kabbalah » immediately rang a bell, and i remembered those books. I opened the chapters on Kabbalah and seemed attracted to the material even though it was complicated and i barely could understand a word. I decided to research Kabbalah on the internet, and immediately fell on Bnei Baruch. I watched a couple of introductory videos and immediately enrolled in the fundamentals course, started downloading books and reading them. I had no trouble at all understanding the material, and it all made perfect sense to me. After a while I stopped. Seeing that there was no progress, I felt I wasn’t ready.
    Now i’m back, the interest is up again, i re read some of the older books and some new ones , i watched some of the fundamentals lessons again to catch up and now i’m registered in he intermediate course which i’m following easily.

    During that around ten year break, I must say that the subject never left my mind. I thought about it constantly.

    I Have two issues that are really frustrating me and I feel you can help me out :

    The first one is : how do i know i have the point in the heart and not still stuck on the level of knowledge ? I certainly have a desire for spirituality but when i really scrutinize my intention, i feel it’s more to know than to attain.

    The second issue : Is studying Kabbalah on the internet really as efficient as being in a physical group ? Due to time difference, i have to downlaod the lessons and watch them after the live session so i’m unable to interact.
    Sometimes, I watch your lessons on the Zohar, the TES etc. from the class in Israel, and I really feel some bonding between the people present , I would like to feel that to so that maybe I can advance.

    I thank you very much for your time and for creating Bnei Baruch which I hope to be able to physically visit one day !

Discussion | Share Feedback | Ask a question Comments RSS Feed

Next Post: