Rav Michael Laitman, PhD, sees Kabbalah as a science that deals with drawing near to the Creator. It studies the system of creation, examines how the Creator conducts this system, and how creation can rise to the level of the Creator. It is a method of reaching spiritual fulfillment. Through the study of Kabbalah, you too can learn to direct your heart and consequently your life toward success, tranquility, peace, and happiness. In this distinctive, personal, and awe-filled introduction to an ancient wisdom tradition, Rav Laitman – a disciple of the great Kabbalist Rabbi Baruch Ashlag (son of Yehuda Ashlag) – provides you with a deeper understanding of the fundamental teachings of Kabbalah, and how you can use this wisdom to clarify your relationship with others and the world around you. Using language both scientific and poetic, he probes the most profound questions of spirituality and existence, including: "What is the meaning of my life?", "Why is there suffering in the world?", "Is reincarnation part of spiritual life?", "How can I attain the best state of existence possible?" This provocative, unique guide will inspire and invigorate you to see beyond the world as it is and the limitations of your everyday life, become closer to the Creator, and reach new depths of the soul. "All people will eventually come to feel that they need spiritual elevation, but it is a gradual process. All ailments and pains in the world stem from misusing the will to receive. Hence, all people need is the knowledge of how to use their spiritual and corporeal desires correctly. The wisdom of Kabbalah explains to people how to use their desires in the most effective way to benefit themselves, their family, and the whole of humankind now and for all times."
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Explore the foundations of Kabbalah with one of the greatest Kabbalists of our generation and learn how the teachings of this wisdom tradition can contribute to your search for awareness, enlightenment, and ultimate spiritual fulfillment. Infused with insight from his experience as a scientist, Rav Michael Laitman introduces the historical figures who have developed Kabbalah since the time of Abraham, addresses the kabbalistic significance of the Torah and the mystical interpretation of the Zohar, and explains how anyone with the desire to do so can draw nearer to the Creator using the tools he provides. It's never too late to reach new heights of spirituality, affect positive changes in your own life and make a difference in the world. This stunning exploration will help get you started today. If your soul yearns for spiritual growth, you are ready for the wisdom of Kabbalah.