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Answer: Sciences of this world perceive nature with our material sensors. Therefore the space that surrounds us looks the way we regard it through our five organs of perception: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
There is nothing we understand beyond this point. Our world consists only of the impressions that are given to us by our organs of perception that are enhanced by devices that were invented to widen or deepen the range of our sensors.
We don’t even suspect that besides our regular material sensors some other types of perception organs can be created. We don’t need a sixth finger on the hand, and therefore we don’t feel we might want to have it.
Similarly, we don’t realize that we require an additional sensor. That’s why we are placed in a “box” through which we perceive only this world, limited by our material sense organs.
Kabbalah studies the upper world that exists beyond our sensors; it allows us to develop five organs of perception that are opposite to the ones we already have. They are built not on our egoism, but on true bestowal and love. We can develop them without stepping outside ourselves, but absolutely on the same research principles as in our world.
A Kabbalist is a scientist, a researcher. A Kabbalist doesn’t believe in spells or mysterious phenomena. The most important condition in Kabbalah is the study of the facts that can be proven or tested.
Kabbalists study their sensations, explore them, get each other’s advice, and come to a unified conclusion. Only then does their research become a law.
Religion is faith, believing in something rather than doing research. Therefore Kabbalah is not a religion: not with Judaism, Christianity, or Islam. Kabbalah is the foundation of science. Ancient philosophers and medieval scholars wrote about Kabbalah as the source of all disciplines.
Question: Why should we believe that Kabbalah reveals the upper force? Any religion states the same.
Answer: Religion doesn’t reveal the upper force; they only say that people have to believe in it. Kabbalah brings a person to a state where one attains the upper world that is opposite to our egoism and allows one to exist in it.
Kabbalah discloses the space in which an alternative universe exists – the inverse of this world, the anti-world. When we say “anti-world” we do not mean the “material” it is made of but the internal state of a human being that is able to go against one’s will. Our desire is egoistic, whereas, the spiritual anti-world is altruistic. Mirror laws rule there.
Religion says “believe”; Kabbalah says: “Do not believe anybody or anything. Test everything yourself.”
Question: What makes Kabbalah a science?
Answer: The scientific method of researching the upper world makes it a science. If we explore this world with the help of our five material sensors, then by creating and developing five new organs of perception, called Keter, Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut, in Kabbalah, we can explore the higher realm called the upper world.
The upper world is investigated by clear scientific laws. Therefore Kabbalah is a science. It is not based on faith, spells, conventions, or symbols. It doesn’t bow to anything!
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/27/15
Answer: Kabbalists exist in it, however, not as people, but as souls. After all, a Kabbalist is a person who has transformed his egoistic desires into altruistic, which are called his soul.
A soul is not something ghostly descending like a cloud from somewhere. It is not connected with the body. These are desires directed towards love and bestowal.
A person can sense the upper world, the system of the governing forces, within his corrected desires called the soul. The one who fills this world with pleasure is called the Creator. Everything is very concrete–in one place.
Question: And what is the Kabbalist doing in this upper world?
Answer: He is enjoying it.
From the Russian Lesson, 10/11/15
Question: You speak about the upper system that controls our life. Will it help me succeed and improve my life and my fate if I begin to study the wisdom of Kabbalah and learn this system more deeply? Will I be able to control my fate?
Answer: On the whole, the wisdom of Kabbalah allows a person to discover what is going on and how to improve his life.
Then, with everything that he has learned, he can be on several levels of mutual cooperation, or he may know what happens and remain passive as he continues to flow with the current of life. But at least he acquires some peace of mind and understanding of why things happen, that everything has its own account, and where everything stems from. This is a great support for a person.
There are many such people. We cannot say that everyone reaches the level at which they can manage their life after studying the wisdom of Kabbalah.
There are those who don’t settle for passive study and who advance into greater depths. They actually can attain a state in which they improve their lives and manage it by themselves.
We are interested, of course, that people will advance to this level and that we will have such students who advance until the ultimate goal, but it all depends on the person himself.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 10/25/15
Answer: It is because you feel that you are an egoist, and you are unwilling to accept it internally.
This aggression gradually will switch to love of people, but it will take a long time and many years of studying the wisdom of Kabbalah. So I recommend you start now since, otherwise, you will not be able to get rid of this aggression.
You are the one who suffers from the fact that you are so aggressive toward people. You hate people and relate to them harshly, and hate yourself because of this attitude. You don’t want to be in this position, but you cannot get rid of it either.
From the Kabblah Lesson 9/27/15
Answer: No, only a desire is needed.
Question: Are there people in our world who have reached the upper world?
Answer: Certainly, today in our world there is a certain number of people who have attained the spiritual world. In addition, many are engaged in our system and are on the way to attainment.
Before then, there were people who studied Kabbalah under the guidance of his father Baal HaSulam. And even earlier, if we go deeply into history, there were great Kabbalists from whom remain great writings for us. They all were involved with the discovery of the system of management and the way to use it in the way most beneficial for all of humanity.
There were even hidden Kabbalists who didn’t write books and didn’t have students. Their role was to create contact between our level and the higher level. In the sources, they are called the 36 hidden Tzaddikim (Righteous Ones). However, 36 is a symbolic number.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/27/15