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The Magic Wand—Contact With The Creator

65You can open The Book of Zohar on any page and find practically the same things as on the other pages. It always speaks about one thing: how to make contact with the Creator. In our world we have no other problem but to connect with this single governing upper force.

If I am in contact with the Creator, it means that I know why everything is happening to me, who I am, what my states will be in the future. I am Wolf Messing for myself. It is as if I had a magic wand or a Golden Fish [from “The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish”].

If I have contact with the Creator, I have everything: knowledge, feelings, the present, and the future. No adventures, no suffering—everything is in my hands.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #15

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Feel The Book Of Zohar

209Comment: Ancient scholars said that there is a positive force in The Book of Zohar that can correct us and bring us to the best possible state. You are helping us feel this book a little so that the power contained in it will affect us in a positive way.

My Response: The value of The Book of Zohar is not explaining its content because you still cannot understand how the upper world works until you at least somewhat feel it.

We read it only for the sake of attracting the upper light that can correct you, raise you to the level of the upper world, and you will feel it all there. Just like in our world: Is it possible to explain to a one-year-old baby things that only a ten-year-old child can see and understand? So, you have to develop him to the level of a ten-year-old child, and when he grows up, you can explain what it is that he sees.

But until a person develops, this book will still remain a mystery to him. He can read it for a hundred years, and for a hundred years he will not understand anything. Maybe he will begin to imagine something, but it is still not what it really is.

Therefore, you must expect every moment that The Book of Zohar will work on you and develop you. After all, if in our world a one-year-old child is given educational games, he keeps engaging in them, and his body is automatically growing, then in the spiritual world, we must evoke our growth at every moment or we will not grow up.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #14

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The True Religion Of The Jews

560Question: Ancient Greek myths developed between the 10th and 8th century BC, and they influenced the culture of many nations. The Greeks gave material forms to the forces of nature. According to their beliefs, the Earth was inhabited by monsters, giants, and cyclopes.

Then the period of the philosophers started: the Sophists, the Pythagoreans, and Socrates. Some facts that belong to this period indicate that they were educated by Kabbalists. Is this really true?

Answer: To start with, the Jewish religion in its original form did not shy away from anyone who came to it because Jews themselves appeared in Ancient Babylon as a part of the population that broke away from the Babylonians and started following the principle of “love your neighbor as yourself.” This was their religion, not just a belief but an action.

All actions as a result of which a person becomes able to treat his neighbor as himself and begins to feel the entire nature through this connection are the foundation of the true Jewish religion—called Kabbalah.
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From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 1/21/21

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Is There Kabbalistic Astrology?

527.01Question: Is there Kabbalistic astrology?

Answer: No! There is no Kabbalistic astrology. There is only Kabbalah.

There is no divination by stars in it. Do not attach any red strings, holy water, Tarot, mysticism, or meditations to Kabbalah, although you can find a lot of pseudo-literature on those topics.

Spirituality is what develops in a person without any connection to the attributes of our world. This means that it is not related to stars or what is around me, only to what is in me.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 3/3/19

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The Radiance Of The Book Of Zohar

526The Book of Zohar is an internal commentary on the Torah. When you study it, its most important effect is the shining of the upper light on you. Therefore, it is called “Zohar”—”radiance.”

This light enlightens you and brings you to a state where you begin to float along with the flow of words, letters, and sentences. According to what you read, you change internally. You do not get impressions as if you were reading a novel, but you undergo changes that happen inside you.

Thus, you adopt the phases of all the metamorphoses described in The Book of Zohar and eventually you reach the very end of creation, its goal, the complete merging with the Creator.

Question: In the initial period of studying when a person does not feel the influence of The Zohar, does it nevertheless take place?

Answer: Yes. The impact is happening, but we do not feel it yet. Therefore, the initial period is called the preparation period. You practice, you read, you hear, you try to understand.

Question: Is preparation not yet an action?

Answer: No, this is not an action. This is only the inner development of forces, qualities, and thoughts in you, which you will afterward begin to feel. In the meantime, they develop latently in you.

This is a rather long and not simple period because a person does not even understand how radically everything should change in him.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #8

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What Is The Name Of The Creator?

548.02Question: It says that the ten Sefirot are the names of the Creator. Can we say that the sparks that are called a thin candle and that sustain our world are the names of the Creator?

Answer: No. The 618 sparks are not lights, but small illuminations that lead us forward. They are not names of the Creator.

The name of the Creator is the direct light that enters Keter, Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut. When the light reaches Malchut it is reflected backward.

These lights are clothed in each other and create a complex light, which means that a spiritual disturbance takes place in them. Each light is clothed unto the light that is opposite from it, and the combinations between them create the name of the Creator.
It is a very complex system, the connection of the reflected light with the lights that enter.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/24/19

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In The Common Network Of Connections

264.01In the wisdom of Kabbalah, we study and then reveal that all of creation, everything that exists in our world and in the world of forces around us, which we call spiritual world, is just one common network of connections.

This common, mutual, supportive, mutually complementing network of connections is called the soul. We talk only about it: how to reveal it between us, how to increase it, how to enter it with our mind and feelings, and how to control it. All this is the attainment of the soul.

In revealing this connection, we begin to discover the force of bestowal and love called the Creator. This, in principle, is all that the wisdom of Kabbalah is engaged in, and in general all that a person can do: during his life in this world to attain the Creator, to attain the soul, i.e., the network of forces in which we all exist, and through which we are completely interconnected.
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From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 12/17/18

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Why Is The Study Of Kabbalah Paid For?

962.6Question: They say that teaching spirituality should be free. Our training is of high quality, long-term, but not free. Why does it cost money to study with us?

Answer: Our training costs as much as it costs. The fact is that we exist in a world in which everything is bought and sold, you must pay for everything. For everything that you see, hear, and read now—someone had to pay.

We ourselves work only to ensure the development and spread of the science of Kabbalah in the world. There is a small contingent of people who work for a salary. Moreover, the salary is such that you would not go anywhere for such pay and would not be happy if you were offered it.

So, it is thanks to the contributions that each of our thousands of students around the world is trying to make, thanks to them, this organization exists.

You just need to understand that what a person invests in the development of the science of Kabbalah and in the spread of the science of Kabbalah is already a contribution to the development of his soul. Thus, in principle, he promotes himself toward the disclosure of the upper world, existence at the level of the spiritual world.

Therefore, the small sums that he gives are all precisely for this organization to exist, for this method to develop, so that we can produce many different clips, texts, video broadcasts, and so on. Everything is for you. In general, the organization is structured in such a way that, in principle, I think it operates very economically.
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From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 3/4/21

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What Helps Build A Conceptual Apparatus?

209Question: Does reading of The Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah and The Study of the Ten Sefirot help build a conceptual apparatus?

Answer: No. The Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah and The Study of the Ten Sefirot are auxiliary books for the development of the soul in comparision wiht the articles and letters of Baal HaSulam and Rabash. None of the sources has greater influence on the soul than the articles of Shamati.

Question: What is special about the letters of Baal HaSulam compared to Shamati?

Answer: Baal HaSulam raises a certain issue in every article in Shamati and explains very specifically and clearly what it is about.

In the letters, on the other hand, he writes about daily matters, for example an article about Parashat HaShavua (the weekly Torah portion) and things like that. Generally speaking it is not a methodological presentation and expression of the material. But the truth is that there are parts in it that we simply swallow and cannot leave.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 3/10/19

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The Last In The Group Of Great Kabbalists

209Comment: In lessons, we mainly study the writings of Baal HaSulam and his oldest son, Rabash. It seems we have apparently constricted the entire chain of great Kabbalists.

My Response: The writings of the rest of the Kabbalists are concentrated in both of them. Therefore, by studying the writings of Baal HaSulam and Rabash, we are not missing anything. First, they are the last and closest to us. Second, they are truly the modern Kabbalists of the twentieth century.

Third, all the previous Kabbalists throughout many generations are somehow gathered and concentrated in the writings of Baal HaSulam and Rabash, and so we have not lost anything.

In their writings, Baal HaSulam and Rabash relied upon the more ancient Kabbalistic sources, such as The Book of Zohar, the Sefer Yetsirah, and so forth. There are also articles that they themselves wrote. It is easier for us to read and study them.

In principle, we have no need for more than this. Also, without going beyond the framework of their writings, we can fully acquire the wisdom of Kabbalah and apply it in a way that is necessary for our correction.

Question:  Baal HaSulam and Rabash are like a lens that concentrates the rays of the sun?

Answer: Yes, Baal HaSulam gathered everything that was before him for us. He explained The Book of Zohar and the writings of Ari. There was no important subject in the wisdom of Kabbalah, the wisdom of managing the world through a system of higher behavior, which he has not clarified.

Baal HaSulam explained everything, he brought the wisdom closer to us and expressed it in a language that is understandable to us. If we do not study his writings, we will actually be incapable of understanding anything in the world, its behavior, and its purpose.
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From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 3/10/19

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