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