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My Heart Is My Home

514.02Question: Throughout the history of humanity, the word “leprosy” always evoked fear. This disease is characterized by a very interesting feature: its incubation period lasts from three to ten years during which a person outwardly feels healthy, but in fact he is very sick. Our path of development and our life are somewhat akin to this disease.

The Book of Zohar says that we can reveal the Creator and real life only in connection with others. It also calls the desire to use others for one’s own sake and to rule over everyone a house infected with leprosy. Why?

Answer: All my desires, my heart, is my home. It is infected with leprosy because we want everything only for ourselves.

Comment: The Book of Zohar says that if the house is infected with leprosy, then it should be burned.

My Response: Not necessarily burned, there are different types of leprosy treatment. The house can simply be destroyed, the stones and logs can be disassembled, cleaned thoroughly, and reassembled. To do this, you need to turn to a Cohen.

“Cohen” is the quality of bestowal and love with which you should compare your heart and your qualities. The fact is that in our egoism there are four levels, which are called “first, second, third, and fourth.” By comparing, you can see at what level your heart is corrupted. In accordance with this, you can burn the house, or disassemble it, clean it, and sometimes you can build a new house on this place. In general, there are different types of correction.

The Book of Zohar speaks only about the correction of the heart. In this life, a person does not need anything else, only this is his task.

Question: Is there no need to do anything else?

Answer: You need to provide yourself with the most necessary things.

Our world was created specifically so that we could provide for ourselves at this level, and from it, we could independently become similar to the Creator. It is because once you provide for yourself as an animal, you can grow a man within yourself.
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From KabTV’s “Close-Up—Anamnesis” 2/19/10

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The Book Of Zohar—The Source Of Upper Energy

525Comment: The twentieth century was marked by many fate-altering events. Thus, in the twentieth century, Baal HaSulam revealed The Book of Zohar to our generation and urged everyone to start studying Kabbalah, foreseeing that delaying it would be catastrophic.

He warned that this was indicated in The Book of Zohar, but very few listened. Everyone knows what followed: world war and a hundred million dead.

At first glance, to the uninitiated eye, there is no connection between the disclosure of The Book of Zohar and its impact on the world setting off a chain of events.

My Response: The Book of Zohar is a source of the upper force in this world. It is a bridge through which we can cross from our world to the upper world, a communication channel through which we can contact the Creator. There is no book equal in power to it. Kabbalists have written about this in all ages.

When we started studying The Book of Zohar in the framework of our Kabbalah academies and education centers  (KabU in the US) all over the world, I immediately began receiving letters from people whom I had previously considered spiritually dead. They wrote: “This is so powerful! What’ is happening to me? Why is that?”

The fact is that they began to feel huge changes within themselves. Without understanding anything, without any preliminary preparation, with only some small rudiments of Kabbalistic knowledge, they suddenly began to feel that they were going through very serious states.

The Book of Zohar is a channel of the upper light to our world. We are dealing with serious energy here.
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From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Fate and The Book of Zohar” 2/5/10

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The Book Of Zohar And The Desire To Change

209Question: The Book of Zohar is written from the degree of the upper force that governs everything. Is that why it changes a person? Can it do everything?

Answer: It can do everything. But there is nothing in The Book itself, in its pages and symbols. It can be printed in China, or it doesn’t matter where, and given to anyone in the world to read.

It all depends on how much you want to penetrate through this book into the world that it describes. Then you will begin to see it as a multi-layered narrative.

Everything depends only on the desire! The Book itself does nothing. With your desire, you begin to reveal the connection with the upper world through it.

And then this connection gradually changes the person. He reveals the outer sphere, the upper force, the state in which we exist above our animal level. If we rise to a higher level, that is, from the inanimate to the vegetative, from the vegetative to the animal, from the animal to the human, then we cease to feel the previous level as explicitly existing.

For example, when my hair or nails are cut I do not feel pain, I do not feel that I am losing something from my body because this is the plant level that is lower than an animal. We have exactly the same feeling when we find the upper world and look at our material world: “Cut it off!” We remain to exist forever in perfection together with the upper force that determines everything. That’s what we exist for.

A person reveals the source of the upper force. The meeting with the Creator takes place in the connection of people with each other. This is exactly what The Book of Zohar helps with.

I hope that by doing it correctly, humanity will come to get rid of egoism, to solve all its problems.
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From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Fate and The Book of Zohar” 2/5/10

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What Does The Book Of Zohar Allow Us To See

65Question: Why does the special force contained in The Book of Zohar allow a person to reveal his true state and wake up faster?

Answer: Because The Book of Zohar causes us to look at the upper world through our world, see it in us, lay upon ourselves all the objects of the upper world, and be able to perceive everything that really exists. Now we perceive only a small part of the creation that is revealed to us. But how can we attain the hidden part?

Through this world, The Book of Zohar reveals the external world to me, and then I feel that what I perceived before was really just a dream.

Question: Our distorted perception of the world gives us the feeling that the world is outside of us. Does a person actually reveal all these levels inside?

Answer: In myself and only in myself. Today we feel the world inside of us.

Do you exist? I feel that you exist. Whether you really exist outside of me, I do not know. This is a question that science, psychology, and philosophy engage in.

Kabbalah answers it very simply and The Book of Zohar allows you to see it and feel it with your own eyes.
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From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Individualist” 1/15/10

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The Relevance Of The Book Of Zohar

165The Book of Zohar was written in the second century by ten Kabbalists who gathered together in a cave, wrote it over a long period, and then hid it. The Book was found in the eleventh century, but it was not truly revealed until the twentieth century. Since that time it has become suitable for understanding and use by Kabbalists. And before that even Kabbalists could not understand it.

The great Kabbalist of the 20th century, Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), wrote the Sulam Commentary on The Book of Zohar, and it became a working book for us. Why? If we gather among ourselves in dozens, as did those who wrote The Book of Zohar, trying to unite with each other in order to reveal the upper world and describe it, we act in the same way they did, and then we begin to understand what they wrote.

In our time The Book of Zohar becomes especially relevant for us, since now souls who are capable and ready for such comprehension have descended into our world. And although this book has passed through many generations, it is in our generation that it has really become a tool for comprehending the true universe and managing our own destiny.
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Adam Is A Collective Soul

275There are only two parameters for people, objects, and every phenomena that we observe in the world: the Creator is the force of bestowal and the only creation is the collective soul. Humanity is a single creation that develops as a whole.

Therefore we divide everything that exists into two parts. One part is a force called the Creator, which holds everything in itself. The second part is what He created, which develops and leads to the purpose of creation.

The Creator is the power of bestowal, the power of love, positive emanation. And creation is the desire to receive pleasure, comprehension, and fulfillment. Their mutual correspondence with each other gives rise to all versions of the existing creation.

Humanity is developing as a whole. It exists inside a huge control system launched by the Creator who is in it as an animating, developing, and controlling force. Through this system the Creator controls all creations: inanimate, plant, animal, and especially man, in order to bring them to one single state: full connection with each other and their full connection with Himself.

This common creation, which includes absolutely everything, is called the desire to receive, or the soul. The soul (the common creation) must come to complete connection, to complete convergence, union, or merging with the Creator in the likeness of properties. This is where we are going.

Our path is that we first realize the evil of our nature, which is opposite to the Creator, and then we want to change it, enter the so-called period of correction, and by gradually correcting ourselves create an image of our likeness to the Creator, and to this extent comprehend Him.

As soon as we begin to become similar to the Creator and further, we will be called a “soul” since our desire aimed at bestowal and love in the likeness of the Creator is called a soul.

In addition, the common soul is also called “Adam,” from the word “like the Creator.” All private souls of inanimate, plant, and animate nature, and man must be united together in the correct system of communication over their rejection and egoistic separation.

And then in their assembled form they will be called Adam, the collective soul. This soul comprehends the Creator and is completely identical with Him.
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The Language Of The Book Of Zohar

65The Book of Zohar is written in a special language, mainly in Aramaic. Aramaic is an ancient language parallel to the Hebrew language spoken in the State of Israel today. These two languages were popular in Ancient Babylon, and therefore, Kabbalists use them.

The first Kabbalist, whose name was Adam, began to use both Aramaic and Hebrew. In his book Raziel HaMalach (The Secret Angel), he used both languages.

The language of The Book of Zohar is not an exact physical-mathematical language, but a language of hints, which we need to understand. Only a person who is clothed with those images and events that are allegorically described in it can understand it. Therefore, a person cannot immediately understand what this book is about.

However, if he works on himself, studies Kabbalah, is in a group, and makes a group similar to the one that wrote The Book of the Zohar, then he begins to understand what they wrote and the things described in the book begin to play in his group. That is, The Book of Zohar begins to play like a record, manifest itself between them, and shows them what it is talking about.

But this happens only to the extent that they are similar to the qualities of the authors of The Book of Zohar. Therefore, the very language of this book, the so-called “language of branches,” is allegorical, and only those who are on a spiritual degree can understand it. Otherwise, The Book of Zohar is perceived as a collection of stories, fairy tales, and legends.
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What Is The Book Of Zohar?

514.02The Book of Zohar is a very special book that summarizes the entire wisdom of Kabbalah. It was written 2,000 years ago in very difficult conditions when 10 Kabbalistic sages secluded themselves in a cave and worked with each other exchanging materials, impressions, and discoveries, wrote this book, and then hid it.

The Book of Zohar was discovered only after 10 or 11 centuries. However it is really becoming revealed in our time, 11 centuries later.

With the help of this Book, humanity will be able to exit its closed, miserable, limited state we are in now and achieve attainment of the upper world, the world of forces and systems that control our world. We will be able to rise above ourselves from the state of being controlled to becoming controllers, i.e., to the state of understanding what our existence is, its program, and its purpose.

The Book of Zohar speaks not only about the purpose and meaning of our life on Earth but of everything that exists; not only about our solar system and even the galaxy, but about the general structure of the entire universe, about what is above our universe that originated only 14 billion years ago.

The Book of Zohar allows a person to develop such sensory organs that help him see above matter, energy, and information, above everything that we can imagine today.

This is not mysticism and not a science of our time. This is special wisdom where a person with the help of The Book of Zohar acquires completely new qualities and begins to explore the world around him with its help. It helps him, guides him, and explains. And finally, he begins to understand its true meaning. This is what The Book of Zohar is.

It should lead us to a full understanding of everything that exists and help us reach the level of eternity, infinity, and perfection.
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Three Stages Of Spiritual Development

527.03Question: Does the level of Nefesh (the first spiritual degree) have any connection with Ruach (spirit) and Neshama (soul)?

Answer: Nefesh is the initial stage I must be on in order to fully work it out. After I achieve complete connection with the Creator that is inanimate from my side, and I will definitely feel that there is nothing but this, I will be able to say: “Yes, this is my mother, my mother nature! It is eternal, perfect, with a huge plan for my development along with the rest of mankind.”

At the same time, I want to associate myself with this plan, to develop in unison with it, I agree to this. Then I can be born and start my more conscious development outside of this mother.

Such birth characterizes the degree of my independence, that is, the next step Ruach, when I begin to move a little.

And after this comes the stage of Neshama, which I am already developing in my likeness to the Creator. I, as a small child, take an example from Him, learn from an adult and become more and more equal to him in the quality of bestowal. I am learning to get out of myself more and more, to bestow, to love my neighbor.

Having learned this, I enter the world of Atzilut. Atzilut is the stage of complete similarity to the Creator. There is a serious growth and I consciously understand who the Creator is, I am opposite Him as a partner.

This state is called spiritual union, merging: I offer the Creator all my desires, and He forms and fills them.
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According To The Feelings

219.01Question: Is it possible that my enemies in this world will be revealed as my friends in the spiritual world?

Answer: Of course, this has nothing to do with spirituality. We are deliberately confused, pushed into conflict with each other, and become enemies in this world.

Question: So, there must be some force telling us: “This is how you are confused, let us untangle this confusion, keeping in mind that you are being played with.” Is there something deeper here? There must be some system, right?

Answer: There is a system, a very simple and clear one. The only thing is that it is revealed not through logic that enable it to be passed on to others, but through feelings. You can only suggest to another how to change oneself so that this system will clothe in him, and then it will become comprehensible, clear to him, will become his world.

When I give lessons, I do not speak from a book. For me, a book is an object, a topic, and then I begin to reveal it all, supplement and explain it. After all, everything comes not from the book but from your feelings.

There is nothing difficult about this, I do not need to memorize anything. I come to the lesson without preparing in advance, like a professor usually does who needs to know the topic he is currently discussing with students. This is not the case in Kabbalah. In Kabbalah, if you are at a certain level, you talk about it, if you are not there, you keep quiet.
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From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #20

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