True Kabbalah Without Mysticism Or Myths, Part 1

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Lately the topic of a person’s spiritual development has become very popular. More and more people are beginning to be interested in the wisdom of Kabbalah. The word “Kabbalah” awakens lots of curiosity among people, but few can explain what this truly is.

For many years a multitude of myths, rumors, opinions, and secrets have been generated around the wisdom of Kabbalah. What is the true, original, and authentic wisdom of Kabbalah?

Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah is accompanied by so many myths because it was concealed for many years. As an explanation, I can bring a personal example from my life. I was born into a family of doctors. My father was a dentist and my mother was a gynecologist. Both of them were experts in their fields and in our home a whole room was allocated as a library

All of the walls of the room were covered with bookshelves. My children’s books were on the bottom shelves at a height accessible to me. And the more I grew, the higher I could reach and take books from the higher shelves. I remember that at the age of ten or eleven I was terribly curious to see what was found on the higher shelves where books about gynecology stood. But everything was arranged such that I could not reach them.

From this example, it is understood that every age is typified by its development, and that there are things that need to be known and there are things that are still too advanced to understand. It is necessary to wait another year or two or three and receive knowledge to the degree of your development. Only in a circumstance like this will it be absorbed correctly and be beneficial to you.

When we buy books or toys for children, we ask for what age the toy is intended, for children of three, five, and so on. That is how we can buy what is appropriate for a child. This was the same situation with the wisdom of Kabbalah for many years. The wisdom of Kabbalah had to be revealed to humanity at the moment that humanity was ready for it.

And it also was not revealed at the same time for everyone since there are different parts of humanity. On the face of the earth there still exist such tribes that live just about the same way as in ancient times, in jungles. There are people who are more developed and who have established some kind of civilization, but in the meantime, they lag behind other very developed nations who manage a modern way of life and who cannot imagine how it would be possible to get along without a computer, the Internet, or a cell phone.

In accordance with this development, it is necessary to reveal new knowledge to people. So now we are also discovering new remedies and new phenomena in nature that we didn’t even suspect thousands of years ago. Previously we were not yet ready to discover all of this or use it correctly.

The wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about the forces that manage our world. In principle, there is only one force that is divided into a multitude of forces that act on all of humanity, on the levels of the still, vegetative, animate, and on the entire universe. This is talking about a network of forces that manage the still substance of the universe and the natures of the still, vegetative, animate, and human on the face of the globe and that leads everything towards some kind of goal.

According to our development, we gradually discover the laws of physics, chemistry, biology, zoology, that is, the sciences about the nature of the still, vegetative, and animate. And there is another science about the human level, about people, but it must be revealed on a particular level of a person’s development, when he can learn and use it correctly.

It is impossible to give an atomic bomb to the residents of an ancient tribe. This is because without being aware of the consequences, they would immediately explode it along with themselves and the whole world. So wisdom that speaks about human transformation and elevation to the next level of existence, instead of the simple benefit to which they have grown accustomed on the same level, is a very unique wisdom.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 12/18/14

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