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Kabbalah Literature (9 Books)


Kabbalah (Hebrew: ?????????, Qabbalah lit. "receiving"; Qabala) is a discipline and school of thought concerned with the mystical aspect of Rabbinic Judaism. It is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an eternal and mysterious Creator and the mortal and finite universe (His creation). While it is heavily used by some denominations, it is not a denomination in and of itself; it is a set of scriptures that exist outside the traditional Jewish Scriptures.

 
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The Wisdom of Kabbalah

Kabbalah Literature

Introduction: The laws of nature, our place in the world and our behavior have been studied by scientists and philosophers for thousands of years. Along with logical assumptions, science uses quantifiable research and data. Yet our scientists and researchers have discovered that the more they advance in their research, the more obscure and confusing they find the world to be. Science has undoubtedly brought enormous progress into the world, yet it is limited. Scientific ...

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An Essay about Letters from the Preface to the Book of the Zohar

By: Rabbi Simon Bar Yochai

Kabbalah Literature

Foreword: Since the profound wisdom of the holy Zohar is locked behind a thousand doors, and our tongue too meager to elucidate indeed not one issue in this book, I have written this foreword, which is but a ladder to help one reach the stature of the things discussed and contemplate upon the words of the book itself. Therefore, I have found it necessary to provide the reader with a true idea as to how to educate oneself through this book. First, one must bear in mind, t...

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Attaining the Worlds Beyond

By: Baal Hasulam

Kabbalah Literature

Excerpt: Audio Book. Here is a practical and convenient way to connect to the meaning of life, comprehend what we are doing here and what our purpose is in this world. The audio version of Attaining the Worlds Beyond allows you to absorb the ultimate fulfillment of moving spiritual content in plain English wherever you happen to be. The poignant narration takes you on a journey that enlightens the mind, invigorates the heart, and moves you to the depths of your soul. In ...

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Freedom of Will

By: Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag

Kabbalah Literature

Excerpt: Greetings to all the listeners and viewers of another virtual lesson. We are studying the essay Freedom of Will by Baal HaSulam and we are at the chapter called ?The influence of the environment?. We have learned the four factors that basically form everything, what is called the personality of an individual. First, there is an inherited factor which defines the data that a person receives at birth. This includes the information and its further development. We h...

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Introduction to the Zohar

Kabbalah Literature

Excerpt: In this introduction, I would like to clarify matters that are seemingly simple. Matters that everyone fumbles with, and which much ink has been spilled over in attempting to clarify. Yet we have not reached a concrete and sufficient knowledge of them. And here are the questions: What is our essence? What is our role in the long chain of reality, which we are but small links of? When we examine ourselves, we find ourselves to be as corrupted and as low as can be...

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The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose

By: Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag

Kabbalah Literature

Excerpt: In this article I would like to resolve three issues: // A) What is the essence of religion? // B) Whether its essence is attained in this world, or in the next? // C) Whether its purpose is to benefit the Creator, or the creatures? // At first glance the reader may not understand the three issues that I set before me in this essay. For whom is it who does not know what religion is? Not to mention it rewards and punishments, that are destined to come mainly in t...

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The Freedom

Kabbalah Literature

Excerpt: ?Carved (harut) on the stones.? Do not pronounce it ?carved? (harut), but rather ?freedom? (herut). To show that they are freed from the angel of death. (Midrash Shmot Raba, 41) These words need to be clarified. Because how is the matter of reception of the Torah related to one?s freedom from death? Furthermore, once they have attained an eternal body that cannot die, through the reception of the Torah, how did they lose it again, can the eternal become absent? ...

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The Revelation of Godliness

By: Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag

Kabbalah Literature

Excerpt: ?Love thy neighbor as thyself (Leviticus 19, 18).? Rabbi Akiva says: ?it is a great rule in the Torah.? This statement demands explanation. Because the word law (the word law in Hebrew also means whole - C.R.) indicates a sum of details that when put together form the above whole. It turns out that when he says about the mitzvah of ?love thy neighbor as thyself? that it is a great rule in the Torah, we must understand that all other 612 mitzvot (precepts) in the...

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Translated Lessons (Texts)

Kabbalah Literature

Excerpt: (All audio and video lessons can be found on media archive) // Revealing the Upper World // The Bnei Baruch North American Kabbalah Congress The Next Step // Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah // Shamati, Articles // Preface to the Book of Zohar // Baal HaSulam's Articles // The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah // The Essence of Religion and its Purpose // Freedom of Will // The Peace // Time to Act // Exile and Redemption // Love for the Creator, Love for the C...

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