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Michael Laitman, PhD

The Truth about Reality

In Hebrew, the word Kabbalah means “reception.” But Kabbalah isn’t just that—reception. It’s a discipline of study, a method that teaches you how to receive. Kabbalah helps you know where you truly are in relation to where you think you are. It shows the boundaries of our five senses and opens up the part that they can’t reveal by helping you develop a “sixth sense.”

This sixth sense not only enriches your life with a new dimension, but opens a door to a “brave new world.” There is no death in this world, no sorrow, no pain. And best of all, you don’t have to give up anything for it: you don’t have to die to get there; you don’t have to fast or restrain yourself in any way. In short, Kabbalah doesn’t take you away from life; it adds a whole new meaning and strength to everything that happens. That’s right, Kabbalists live life to the fullest.



In his essay “The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Baal HaSulam defines Kabbalah as follows: “This wisdom is no more and no less than a sequence of roots, which hang down by way of cause and consequence in fixed, determined rules, interweaving to a single, exalted goal described as ‘the revelation of His Godliness to His creatures in this world.’”


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