Question: How is it possible to discover and know that a person is ready to study the wisdom of Kabbalah?
Answer: How do we determine that a child is allowed to read a particular book? The parents are on one level above the child and so they understand that it is possible to give him a book appropriate for his age. And in another few years he will grow to such a level that he can read even more serious books.
The same thing happens with the wisdom of Kabbalah as well. It is possible to see according to the present generation and according to what is happening in the world that the world is ready for the discovery of the wisdom of Kabbalah. The term “Kabbalah” also means “transmission” because it was transmitted from generation to generation until it reached us.
The last great Kabbalist in this chain was Baal HaSulam who opened the wisdom of Kabbalah for general use. And he writes in his books that from this time on it is possible to reveal the wisdom of Kabbalah to everyone. As it is said, “…and all nations shall flow unto it” (Isaiah 2:2).
I accepted this mission from the oldest son of Baal HaSulam, Rabbi Baruch Shalom Ashlag, and so I must carry it out. I no longer have a choice and I cannot decide if it is worthwhile to do this or not, or whom to reveal the wisdom of Kabbalah to and whom not to. If this mission was given to me to transmit this knowledge of the wisdom of Kabbalah to everyone, I must reveal it to the whole world as much as it is in my power.
In the kind of situation that we are in today, a great deal of multifaceted work is waiting for us. First of all, it is necessary to “clean” the wisdom of Kabbalah of all the false labels and opinions, to detach and separate it completely from all kinds of “pseudo Kabbalah.” Tarot cards, ceremonial dances, meditations according to a book, stones, writings, red strings, holy water, and so forth.
Second, we must explain that the wisdom of Kabbalah is intended for the correction of a person, and the correction is in his connection with others. Only through the right connection between us can we carry out the conditions for the discovery of the spiritual force, the Upper Light, among us.
When we discover this higher force among us, it will begin to work within us by raising us to another level of existence. The Light that fills us will elevate us to a sensation of a new reality.
And meanwhile the image of this world will gradually disappear. First, it will simply lose its importance; in this way it will vacate a place for the image of a higher world that reflects the connections between the inner forces that manage all of creation.
And with time humanity will advance and begin to work with these forces. And then we will gradually stop feeling this world; it will be as if it evaporates; it will disappear from our feelings. After all, this world is imaginary and exists only in our five senses. We are already beginning to exist only in the spiritual world.
We need to reach a situation like this, and there is even a marker for the inevitable end of this process: 6,000 years from the first spiritual discovery of Adam to the end of all the corrections. With the “completion of correction” all of humanity, with the help of the wisdom of Kabbalah, will have to connect as one person with one heart. And then all of us will be found on a higher level only.
But all of the confusion that accompanied the wisdom of Kabbalah for so many years was necessary. For without this, the child cannot grow. Complication, confusion, this is a part of our development.
Question: So essentially what is the wisdom of Kabbalah?
Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah is the discovery of a system of forces within which the one upper force, called the “Creator,” operates, which is equivalent to the higher nature, that includes within it all of our forms of existence. And the discovery of this higher nature, the Creator, happens through attaining equivalence with Him. To discover this higher nature, to connect with it, and to identify yourself with it, this is the goal of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
We hope that we will soon attain this. This raises a person to the level of the Creator. But if we don’t go in this good way, then other forces will appear in nature, which will push us towards this by way of a crisis, and they will nevertheless obligate us to reach this.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 12/18/14