Remark: One can study the article “The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah” forever. I have gone back to it for 20 years and still find something new in it every time.
My Comment: The need for a beginning is felt more from the end. Any real science develops a person so that he needs to study it again and again.
Remark: Let’s say The Study of the Ten Sefirot studies the physics of the spiritual worlds, and every time you seem to discover it anew. However, “The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah” seems like an ordinary article that can be treated lightly, and suddenly you discover such depths within it.
My Comment: This is not because of the article, but because it expands the limits of your perception and your attitude to the world. The first four topics in this article are “A conduct of general and particular,” “The Abundance of Partzufim, Sefirot, and Worlds,” “Two Conducts—from Above Downward and from Below Upward,” and “Abstract Names” in the wisdom of Kabbalah. They talk about many concepts that are very complex and serious.
When you get to the fifth or sixth concept you begin to understand that you, in fact, still do not understand the first ones. You have read, agreed with them, and moved on. And now you see how comprehensive they are internally, and you again turn to them. There is no getting around it, you have to do something about it. So you study them again.
How many times do we go through all the articles of Baal HaSulam? Those who read “The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah” for the first time today cannot even imagine what else they will see in it after they go through it the second and third time, or in a year, or in 10 years.
For example, I have been studying the wisdom of Kabbalah for 40 years and I cannot even compare what I had imagined about these concepts previously and now today. The current me and the person who opened this article 40 years ago are completely different people.
Question: Does it mean that in Kabbalah there is no such thing as in our world, “I have already read this”?
Answer: There is no such thing in Kabbalah. In anything! You get into this wisdom and you immerse yourself in it without the ability to somehow finish it.
It talks about such a round, interconnected world that you can pull one string and all of reality will change for you. Every new definition, every new sensation, and new attainment changes everything because there are only ten Sefirot, but each of them consists of another ten and another ten; it turns out that there is no limit to perception.
The world is infinite, although it consists of only ten parts, ten emanations.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 9/15/19