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Michael Laitman, PhD

Superfluous Sources

Q: I feel confused by your principle of restricting alternative sources. If I understand you correctly, all beginners are strongly recommended to use only a number of selected sources. But the book “Al Pi Sod” states that absolutely everything points to the Creator, whether it’s the Psalms, Agadot, Tanya, the literal Torah, even mathematics and physics, our daily life routine or even Buddhism. Everything is seen in a new way, reminding us of the Creator.

Why is “superfluous material” out of bounds?

A: Although everything in the world does point to the Creator, we are unable to see it. In order to see, we must know the right direction, have a correct approach to reality, and learn the fundamentals of the universal design and the rules of its development, its goal, and the limitations of our perception.

Once this is accomplished, we may “travel” anywhere, though we will lose interest in such travels, since we’ll immediately discover the limitations of other approaches to life compared with that of Kabbalah. We will see that everything else is just common psychology devised by ordinary people, not by Kabbalists.

Genuine texts such as the Psalms can be read today, but one should try to interpret them in view of the Kabbalah, since this is what David intended while writing them.

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