Answer: Kabbalah is a totally independent science and not part of it. The difference between the wisdom of Kabbalah and ordinary sciences is that it penetrates the world that surrounds us, enters it, and explores it. Humanity has aspired for that throughout its history and has eventually arrived at a dead end. All the sciences are in crisis.
We develop the earthly sciences through our senses, which are limited to begin with. Although we use instruments like telescopes, microscopes, etc., they enable us to extend the borders of our limitedness and nothing more than that.
The main problem is that we perceive the world that exists along three axes as a world that exists on a fourth axis, the axis of time. This is how we were created and we cannot exit this framework. We can expand or restrict time, change the axis somehow, but we cannot exit this state. In order to do so, we have to ascend above our essence, whereas the earthly sciences do not enable us to do so.
While we exist in the scientific dimensions of our earthly framework, all the sciences developed as they explained man’s attitude to the world that surrounds us. Today, however, having reached a dead end, we begin to realize that there is nowhere else we can develop.
It is actually for this reason that the wisdom of Kabbalah is being revealed now. It tells us that we shouldn’t delve deep into matter, space, etc., but we need to go deeper into ourselves, see which tools we are using, and whether we can change ourselves in order to explore the world differently and see a different world.
Today, we feel the world we explore through our senses, through our tools of understanding and perception. This isn’t the same world that is external to us, but a world that we feel internally.
Here, for the first time, scientists throw up their hands and say: “We have to change man in order to achieve this, but how? We don’t know.” And so the next science emerges offering not to explore what is external to us but to explore ourselves; not to change the world that surrounds us, but ourselves.
As a result of changing ourselves, we will know what the world actually is. This will be a totally different science, a science of adaptation, a science of exploring the world according to a person’s level of attainment of the states and the attributes we are in, attributes we can change.
The wisdom of Kabbalah is first and foremost a science that changes man and accordingly describes what he feels, including our world. This is the reason that it does not engage in physics, chemistry, or biology and actually not what we feel in the standard state we are in now. The wisdom of Kabbalah engages in the knowledge of how to change ourselves internally and to feel the world by the changing states, as it is felt in a totally different manner then.
The wisdom of Kabbalah is available for everyone. It is actually today when all the sciences have reached their ultimate peak and cannot develop any further that the wisdom of Kabbalah is revealed saying: “Let’s change our view, which was once determined as a constant, fixed measurement, that a person doesn’t change and explores the world from inside himself. If we change this constant, we will see a world that appears before us and how we can explore it.”
This is a much wider and richer science, and because it engages in the next levels of man’s development, it reveals to man states that are not related to his body. Even if the corporeal body dies, the states that a person attains continue to exist inside him objectively.
We can read about that in the “Introduction to The Book of Zohar” and in many other sources. On the whole, the wisdom of Kabbalah is a very interesting method that explains the true theory of relativity, not Einstein’s, but the theory of relativity of our attainment and perception.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/6/17