Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman – Blog Posts

What Is The Difference Between Kabbalah And Religion?

There is no connection between Kabbalah and religion. Religion emerged from the fact that people received a Kabbalistic text, but they do not know how to read and understand it correctly. As a rule, a religious man, opening the Torah or some other book written by Kabbalists who have attained the upper world interprets it in material images of our world, i.e., in terms he understands → Read More

What Is A Prayer In Kabbalah?

A real Kabbalist realizes that he is under the domination of the ego and only one inner point inside him, the so-called the point in the heart, is free of the egoistic influence and can connect him to the Creator. If he exerts himself and connects his point in the heart with the Creator, he receives the force that raises him above his ego and he begins to gradually correct the ego by using it for the sake of altruism → Read More

We Only Need To Ask Correctly

Everything is arranged such that the upper force, the good and the benevolent, is Above in the hands of the Creator. In order to reach this force and to identify with it, a person has to be adapted to it, to adhere to it, and to just discover a desire for that. His corrections and his ascent totally depend on the upper force. It turns out that there is a negative force below and a positive force above, and a person is in between so that → Read More

Faith According To Kabbalah

Question: Faith above reason is the fundamental concept in Kabbalah. But the concept of faith traditionally belongs to religions. What is faith in Kabbalah?
Answer: Faith is defined as the quality of bestowal in Kabbalah. This is not what is accepted in religions. All Kabbalistic terms originated several thousand years prior to the appearance of religions. → Read More

Praying In Order To Change

Question: How does a Kabbalistic prayer differ from a religious one?
Answer: Kabbalah fundamentally differs from all other methods and from everything there is in our world. In short, Kabbalah is one thing, and everything else another. What is the difference then? It is in the fact that Kabbalah is based on changing a person himself rather than something outside of him, his surroundings; neither is it built on asking some → Read More

The Endless Struggle With The Ego

The book, Shem MeShmuel, Parshat “Ha’azinu”: “Adam HaRishon said to all of the creatures, ‘Come, let’s bow down and kneel before the Creator’; but due to the error the concept had become corrupted until even the good of that generation didn’t have the possibility of uniting together to serve the Creator. Rather they were isolated individuals. And the correction of this began in the generation of the dispersion which made a division in the human species. This means that → Read More

The Degrees Of The Growing Ego

Awareness is the new category born out of the lack of equivalence of form. I begin to perceive who I am when I feel bad and try to clarify: What it is that I don’t like and why do I feel bad? Then I begin to search for the source of all this evil, from whom does it come? All the 125 steps are based on the lack of equivalence of form, which constantly gives rise to the questions: What is this work and who is the Creator → Read More