The Torah And Kabbalah

laitman_527.04Question: Kabbalists take texts from the Torah, explain them, comment on them, and then say that this is Kabbalah. Is there a difference between the Torah and Kabbalah?

Answer: The Torah is Kabbalah. In Hebrew Kabbalah is called “Torah Emet,” that is, the “true Torah.” It talks about the inner meaning of what the Torah describes in an allegorical language.

In the “Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Baal HaSulam writes that Kabbalists had no other way to explain the structure of the upper world other than by using the language of this world. In fact, the Torah is not written about our world but only about the interactions of forces and qualities of the spiritual world.

Question: What came first Kabbalah or the Torah? What is the difference between them?

Answer: The Torah was written nearly 3,000 years ago and Kabbalah, the science of the control system of our world, appeared much earlier.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 9/24/17

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