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The Path of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...at there is no reality at all, but something called “His Essence,” the “Upper Force.” This Force operates in such a way that one sees Him as an imag... ...countering us. The closer one’s properties are to the properties of the Upper Force, the closer the image of “my world” comes to the actual reality, ... ...tributes. Since the property T H E PAT H O F K A B B A L A H 10 of the Upper Force is altruism, when one attains that quality and bonds with the Up... ...led, feeling. Everything exists inside us. Outside us there is only the Upper Force, the Creator. We cannot feel Him in any other way than by how He... ...: an “Awakening From Above.” That happens when the Creator Himself chooses to lift a person up. The difference between those paths is that the “Awake... ...earts and become able to carry it out by choosing it. But none of us can ever lift a finger without a motivating force, or without having a prelimin... ...have no powers of our own to rise above it. Only the Light of the Creator can lift us. The higher one’s place is in the spiritual world, the greater ... ...ited period, until the end of 1490, but from then on the prohibition has been lifted and permission was granted to study the Zohar. Since 1540 it ha... ...ince that year, T H E PAT H O F K A B B A L A H 310 the concealment has been lifted and it is permitted for everyone to study the Zohar.” It also s...

...Kabbalists state that there is no reality at all, but something called His Essence, the Upper Force, and this is what we perceive as our world. As uncanny as it sounds, this notion hides in its wings the very prospect of freedom, for every person, for every nation, and for the entire world. The structure and the perc...

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From Chaos to Harmony

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...e is merely the su- perficial appearance of a particular combination of these forces. They know which elements need mending to yield a clearer, brig... ...ing humankind and human society, reflects its unique, inherent combination of forces. To cope with any particular problem that arises, one must begi... ...esire is Everything 33 this to happen, we must reach deeper into the inherent force that designs and shapes matter. The inherent force within each ma... ... each matter and object is generally referred to as “the will to exist.” This force de- signs the shape of the substance and defines its qualities a... ...ut until today, we were unaware of it. Na- ture reveals it in the way that two forces act in sync: there is a connecting force that connects us all a... ...arts within the single system. The environment can be likened to a crane that lifts us to a higher level. Hence, our first step toward meeting our ... ...nveil the spiritual structure that surrounds us, almost as if a mist had been lifted. Attaining the Worlds Beyond: This book is a first step towar...

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A Guide To the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...dge about the spiritual spheres, the upper worlds, and the revelation of higher forces. These worlds are called upper worlds, since they are higher ... ...al dictionary directly indicating the spiritual tools for spiritual objects and forces, and the correlation between them. It is therefore the most... ... Of Kabbalists: Branches.”] If there were a direct connection between spiritual forces and our physical bodies, it would have been possible to teach... ... their suffering. The desire to leave their suffering behind was the motivating force behind the development of the generations. That era continued ... ...his teacher? The answer is very simple. It is only possible when we spiritually lift ourselves up above this world. Only if we rid ourselves of all ... ... Light to every non-corrected part, separating out its Galgalta ve Eynaim, then lifts it and sets aside the AHP, the Kelim. Therefore the AHPs will ... ...Screen). If the request coming from AHP is authentic, the Partzuf located above lifts it out of the Worlds of BYA and into the World of Atzilut. The... ... Zeir Anpin and Malchut, located in the Worlds of BYA. If these Sefirot can be lifted and attached to the corresponding Sefirot of the World of Atz... ...with the spiritual understanding that the Creator is in Jerusalem. The souls are lifted to the World of Atzilut to show them what inherent limits exi...

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Attaining the Worlds Beyond

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...Fathers states, "Against your will do you live." Nature created us, and we are forced to exist with the qualities that were imposed upon us. It is as ... ...ccept a comparison of ourselves with primitive beasts. If, however, the Divine Force that created us does exist, then why do we not perceive it, why d... ...inding at least a drop of spiritual perception and understanding of the Higher Force, and for the sake of uniting with the Creator to become His serva... ...h an extent that we must make an effort not to act mechanically, through sheer force of habit. In order to make the transition from following the laws... ...tion, it becomes obvious that we are still immersed in petty egoism and cannot lift a finger for the sake of others or the Creator. InnerMotionandDeve... ...then the Upper Part partially re- -128- ATTAININGTHEWORLDSBEYOND vealsHimself(liftsHisAHaP)anddisplaysHistruequalities, which prior to this moment, w... ...sof theindividual, Hethuselevatedthe individual to the middle of His State (He lifted GE of the lower together with His own AHaP). This spiritual stat... ...dallofthemwent with him to the desert. The name Ptachia derives from the verb "liftoach" (to open)—a person who opens people’s eyes. He gathered all t... ...ies out for You, God." ThedesiretoperceivetheCreatoriscalled"theaspiration to ’lift’ the Creator’s Presence from the dust," that is, from the lowest s...

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The Kabbalah Experience

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...r and independent vision that evolved in all of them after studying the Upper Forces through the wis- dom of Kabbalah. The path each of them took is ... ...eans that aid man, why is it said that the desire to suffer comes from impure forces? A: I don’t understand the term, “means that aid man.” It is an ... ...us. Pain is an undesirable feeling to the Creator, and its purpose is only to force us to connect to the path of correction. The sensation of pain d... ..., we operate by the law of maximum pleasure for minimum effort. But when pain forces us to wake up and remember the goal, by searching for the sourc... ...easure and serenity. T H E M E A N I N G O F AG O N Y Q: Why does the Creator force His creatures to suffer if He really wants to endow them with “e... ... T H E S T U DY O F K A B B A L A H 91 Teachers should also explain how we can lift ourselves to a higher spiritual degree and how to control that sp... ...e study of Kabbalah, set up by the Kabbalists themselves, has been completely lifted in our time. However, people who are completely ignorant of Kabb... ..., he himself T H E S T U DY O F K A B B A L A H 99 and other Kabbalists have lifted the ban that they had set up. It was done because souls have re... ...ure or a goal, you cannot T H E K A B B A L A H E X P E R I E N C E 188 even lift a finger. Your mood, your goals and your view on life can be chan...

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Kabbalah Revealed

By: Rav Michael Laitman

... know enough about Nature to feel secure; instead, we were afraid of natural forces, which impelled us to relate to Nature as a force superior to o... ...they will still have them tomorrow. But the benefit of this state is that it forces us to reexamine our direction and ask, “Is it pos- sible we’ve b... ..., a well-defined desire for a very specific pleasure. The appearance of a Kli forces our brains to search for a way to fill it with Ohr (Light). Now... ...n misunderstandings about Kabbalah. The will to receive has been the driving force behind every progress and change in the history of humanity. But... ...late positively to someone or something else besides itself. Phase Two, which forces us to give despite our un- derlying desire to receive, is what m... ...te to the next when the pressure becomes intoler- able. Otherwise, we wouldn’t lift a finger. The logic is simple: If I’m fine where I am, why move? ... ...nveil the spiritual structure that surrounds us, almost as if a mist had been lifted. Attaining the Worlds Beyond is a first step toward discovering...

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Kabbalah for the Student

By: Rav Michael Laitman

... wondrous, hidden unity, And even in the angles closest to Him There is no force and no attainment in The Ein Sof, As there is no mind of a created th... ...anguage of The Zohar, but could not find their hands and legs, since they forced the language of the Bible on it. For this reason, this book was sea... ...ses with them. SoUl For example, when Kabbalah states that there are three forces, 1) Body, 2) Animate Soul, and 3) Sacred Soul, this does not refer ... .... ConSCioUS dEvElopmEnT And UnConSCioUS dEvElopmEnT Bear in mind that two forces serve to push us up the rungs of the aforementioned ladder, until w... ...he Lord” (Isaiah 14, 2), and also “Thus says the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my standard to the peoples: and... ...ernality and externality. This is similar to a heavy load, which none can lift or move from place to place. Hence, the advice is to divide the load ... ...ng one at a time. As in the above allegory, even the heaviest load can be lifted if we split it into pieces and raise them one at a time. Not only t... ... period, until the end of 1490. But from then on the prohibition has been lifted and permission was granted to engage in The Book of Zohar. And from... ...d e n T the boundaries of their own bodies, for which they will be able to lift themselves even a wisp above their basic nature. 14) Thus we can clea...

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Live an Inspiring Life

By: Wally Amos

...OVE WHATEVER THE QUESTION, LOVE IS THE ANSWER. Love is the most powerful force in the universe. To live an inspiri11fJ life, .!fou must keep love i... ... yourself. The chief executive officer of a company based in Honolulu was forced to take his company into Chapter 11 bankruptcy and lead thousands ... ...O was asked how he had kept such an optimistic outlook even when so many forces were at work trying to shut the company down. He said that on the v... ... worst enemy and be your own best friend. There's only one person who can lift up your low self-esteem and raise it to the heights of self-love and ... ...on, an ideal, or a way of life isn't easy. It requires effort. Commitment forces you to keep everything in perspective and to keep everything curren... ...that carry positive impulses forward. When I was discharged from the Air Force in 1957, I went back to New York City, not knowing what I would do o... ... your imagination to work for you like a lever that can lighten the heavy lifting of the day. Find ways to make every task more interesting. Imagine...

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Introduction to the Book of Zohar

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...n the pain will complete our correction and the time of correction will be forced upon us. On the whole, the Path of Pain is also the punishments of ... ...athsome form, which is the will to receive for himself alone, which is the force that separates us from the infinite so as to correct it and allow us... ... land of the Lord (Isaiah 14, 2)" "Thus says the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my standard to the peoples: and ... ...the Nations of the World in him, which are the needs of the body. And that force will come to the whole of the people of Israel, until the peoples of...

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Interview with the Future

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...ee 12. A Mature Approach to Pain Part 5: Spiritual Exile 1. The Hidden Forces of the Land 2. The Exodus From Egypt 3. Two Parts to the Soul 4. ... ..., meaning the sensation of the whole of reality, a bonding with the upper forces and full comprehension of the cycle of life. Everyone will have to... ...263 Interview With The Future and the conclusion of all acts, all forces, all our desires and thoughts. We can see all that not with our f... ...e not only to predict the future, but also to create the future. These forces appear in man to the extent that he goes beyond his own nature and ... ...nly by inner acts, which means by our desires. We must turn to the upper force and approach Him. The very nearness is enough. The Creator wants tha... ... period, until the end of 1490, but from then on the prohibition has been lifted and permission was granted to study the Zohar. Since 1540 it has be... ... land of the Lord (Isaiah 14, 2)” “Thus says the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my standard to the peoples: and...

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The Open Book

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...to enjoy. Because the more one is ambitious, the more one suffers, one is forced to evolve trying to relieve the sensation of inconvenience. One is ... ...ed pain pushed the souls to exit from that painful situation. The driving force in human development is in fact, the desire to be freed from pain. O... ...spirit in the matter. Within that study, we learn how the upper spiritual forces, are extended from above down to our world, where they split into v... ...proficient in the spiritual world. Then one knows which way the spiritual forces descend to our world, and sustain the body, why this or that thing ... ... after the correction will we discover and realize that there is an upper force, a Creator, which bestows upon us something called “light”. We, the ... ...group is also meant for the phases of descents. If a person falls, it can lift him up again and again, and by that shorten the transition time betwe... ... land of the Lord (Isaiah 14, 2)” “Thus says the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my standard to the peoples: and...

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