Excerpt from the “Euro Kab Series”, a new series of introduction lectures by Rav Laitman PhD. Original language Hebrew. Translations: English, Spanish, Russian (Tuesday evenings at 9:00PM Israel time)
I’m leaving for the US tomorrow (today) – I’m meeting there with scientists from NASA and important people from the fields of science, philosophy, psychology … meetings in San Francisco, at Princeton, and in North Carolina, Vermont, Toronto and Boston. I will be away for two weeks so you will see a recorded lesson next week – and the following Tuesday I’ll be back and I hope to tell you about all my meetings with the scientists and how the wisdom of kabbalah is a science that connects to all the other fields i.e. philosophy, medicine, etc. and how we’re all beginning to see that kabbalah holds the roots for all the other sciences in the world. After the trip we have to start preparing for our Passover Congress in Israel – 1500 people are coming from about 40 different countries. I hope to see you there.
Now we’ll start the lesson – from all the letters I received from you there was one central theme – why do we need all this kabbalah stuff? What is it about kabbalah that people have been studying it so seriously for thousands of years? We see that humanity develops and that everything is directed in a way to bring us to a certain goal – we’ll eventually reach it, so what’s the big deal? The thing is that kabbalah helps us reach the same goal in a faster way – without going through suffering – not dragging out the time involved by thousands of years – in numerous reincarnations – that by studying we down here learn about the system up above in the spiritual world – and when we study how the upper system works – how it works on us – how powers/forces descent from the Upper World to our world, from this we awaken additional forces upon us – we ‘pull’ the Upper Light – Light is a force/power – the power of correction – a power that we’re pulling down that helps us rise upward – with this Light we begin to feel good – and begin to want this goal and see it from a distance – we are shortening the time – we don’t need to come back in additional incarnations but we can already feel the spiritual world – and live in it and feel it all the time – all this without dying – making us in the eternal flow of life. This is how the wisdom of kabbalah helps us. It is possible to get there without kabbalah but with tremendous suffering.
So as it is written in the Zohar – why should you suffer? Take the kabbalah – take the spiritual world – take the sources to see what is going on Above – and by that you’ll see how it’s worth your while to desire to reach it. Because anyhow life reveals how our life here is damaged, without any result or goal. We get into desperation and problems – all this the wisdom of kabbalah can sweeten and help raise us upward. That’s why we study kabbalah. So anyone that wants to know why he’s alive and how these systems work on him will come study of his own free will. Life is so hard – it forces us to look for the real goal.
The English translation of this lesson will be up later today in the media archive at http://www.kabbalahmedia.info/