#
 
 

Kabbalah Video Clips

 

What is Light in Kabbalah?

Description

Michael Laitman, PhD explains what is Light in Kabbalah, and how one studying Kabbalah draws the Light for the sake of "reforming" or "correcting" one׳s ego.

Transcript

What is Light in Kabbalah?

ARI Films (in affiliation with Kabbalah TV)


Michael Laitman: What do we mean by Light? Some kind of spiritual energy, higher, let's say, than what we can feel in this world with our ordinary senses. And if I draw upon myself this influence, I begin to truly develop this sense and feel it. Like it says, "The Light in the Torah reforms." It says, "I have created the evil inclination," meaning our ego, "I have created the Torah as a spice."

Eden Harel: Wait, wait: you said that the ego is the evil inclination?

Michael Laitman: Yes.

Eden Harel: But if you… you’re confusing me here!

Michael Laitman: You’re absolutely right. The fact that it is bad…

Eden Harel: Ah! So maybe we should cancel it?

Michael Laitman: Not to cancel it.

Eden Harel: What then? Increase it? The evil inclination? We should increase the evil inclination?

Michael Laitman: No, the fact that it is bad doesn't mean that it is unhelpful. The fact that we are really stuck… Sorry, perhaps I move too fast.

We have already talked about how in us, there is the beginning of the sixth sense, which we can develop and turn into a vessel in which we can begin to feel the spiritual world—Godliness, the Upper Reality, eternal life, beyond the body, beyond everything we have here.

We develop this sense by the Upper Light. What’s the Upper Light? It’s some kind of energy that exists above this world. How do we bring upon ourselves the influence of the Upper Light?

So I say, on the one hand, there is a very simple method. But on the other hand, it is a very special method, because I have no connection with that Light, with the Source from where it arrives and with how it affects me. How can I draw it upon myself?

I have the beginning of the sixth sense, meaning something spiritual, but I have no means to develop this spirituality in me, this special vessel. I have no means. How can I draw and expand the spiritual force upon myself from Above? How can I come to this? After all, I’m still only this one point, in contrast to spirituality. That's why Kabbalists write books for us. The books were written from the same places, levels, and spiritual attainments that they have attained, where they can recognize the forces, the Upper Lights, which…

When I in this world begin to study the wisdom of Kabbalah, and I study about the soul, about the sixth sense, which is part of someone's consciousness who is at a higher level of consciousness than me (suppose this is this world and this is the spiritual world)—so by this, I draw the Light upon myself.

"... There is a wonderful, invaluable remedy to those who engage in the wisdom of Kabbalah. Although they do not understand what they are learning, through the yearning and the great desire to understand what they are learning, they awaken upon themselves the Lights that surround their souls."

Baal HaSulam
"Introduction to Talmud Eser Sefirot

Michael Laitman: It is because I actually draw upon my soul, upon my vessel, upon my perception, as if I were at the level of the Kabbalaist who writes, which I’m not, and I don't know what he writes about. I only read but I don't understand. However, it is enough if I want that Light which reforms to influence me and reform me.

Eden Harel: That's enough?

Michael Laitman: That's enough. And that’s what we call, "The Light that Reforms." This is precisely what we call studying Torah—Torah means calling upon this Light. Then it affects you, after a while, not immediately, it might even take a few years. You reach a point where the sixth sense opens, meaning that this point opens up into a vessel and begins to feel and to be part of all the feelings and attainments as those of the book’s writer.

There is no other method that elevates a person above this world, to the revelation of Godliness. This is because no other method can bring one the Light that expands the vessel, the sixth sense, and bring upon that feeling.

 

Kabbalah Content by E-mail

Talks and Interviews

Achieving Happiness

To Be Happy with Everything (and not less than that)

 

Kabbalah for the Masses

Time: 01:57

Why Kabbalah has had an upsurge in popularity since 1995

 

A Comfortable Framework for the Masses

Time: 02:09

Charms and blessings have no place in spirituality...

 

This Isn't Kabbalah

Time: 03:20

Charms and blessings have no place in Kabbalah

 

Physical and Spiritual

Time: 03:52

The connection between the physical and spiritual world

 

The Question of Taking Money for "Spiritual" Offerings

Time: 02:48

Is it legitimate, or is it exploitative?

 

What Is Control?

Time: 4:13

Is there anything in our world, on any level, that we can control?

 

Miracles

Time: 04:37

Are there miracles in the world?

 

Revelation vs. Belief

Time: 03:27

The difference between Kabbalah and religion

 

The Kabbalist Guide

Time: 03:09

The spiritual teacher in Kabbalah

 

The Role of the Nation of Israel

Time: 04:31

The role of the Israeli nation in relation to humanity as a whole

 

Kabbalah Dissemination

Time: 03:03

The purpose of Kabbalah’s widespread dissemination today

 

What Is Light in Kabbalah?

Time: 04:42

The spiritual definition of “Light”

 

Kabbalah - Five Basic Principles

Time: 06:52

Rav Michael Laitman, PhD is interviewed by award-winning...

 

Introducing Laitman.com

Introducing Laitman.com
Time: 3:03

An introduction to Michael Laitman’s personal blog

 

Altruism

Time: 00:59

Prof. Ervin Laszlo discusses altruism and human oneness

 

The Difference Between Faith and Knowledge

Time: 03:25

Rav Michael Laitman, PhD talks about the difference between faith and knowledge.

 

Critical Mass

Time: 05:13

Prof. Ervin Laszlo talks with Rav Laitman about...

 

Kabbalah on Good & Evil

Time: 9:47

What is “a Good Person”?

 

Kabbalah and Our Times

Time: 04:20

Rav Michael Laitman, PhD discusses Kabbalah's popular growth in our times…

 

A Kabbalist, a Scientist and a Religious Person

Time: 05:24

Kabbalah, science and religion defined and differentiated

 

Reincarnation

Time: 01:02

The reality of reincarnation in the science of Kabbalah

 

Can Global Suffering Be Avoided

Time: 03:35

The purpose of suffering and the role of Kabbalah today.

 

We Shouldn't Fight Our Egos

Time: 2:03

Fighting our egoism won’t solve our problems

 

Who Are All The People Around Me?

Time: 01:58

Kabbalah on our perception of reality

 

Godliness – A Different Kind of Fulfillment

Time: 02:11

Kabbalah is not meant to improve our life in this world

 

Can a Kabbalist also be a Buddhist?

Time: 03:53

If you think Buddhism and Kabbalah are the same, think again

 

The Need for Purpose

Time: 04:31

What is the purpose of our lives?

 

Why Are So Many People Coming to Kabbalah?

Time: 7:30

Humanity’s evolving and expanding egoism is leading people to Kabbalah

 

Stopping a Train with your Thoughts

Time: 02:45

Creating one’s reality and free choice

 

Talks with Rav Michael Laitman, PhD

Time: 07:36

Rav Michael Laitman, PhD talks about the meaning of life, free choice, and life's basic questions…

 

Kabbalah on Suffering

Time: 00:51

Why is there a great deal of suffering in this world?

 

Do We Have the Ability to Feel Others?

Time: 03:15

Prof. Ervin Laszlo talks with Rav Laitman about...

 

Paths - What Are ESP & Psychic Powers?

Movie
Time: 00:08:44

I may be psychic, but that doesn’t mean I’m spiritual.

 

Paths - Sexual Secrets

Movie
Time: 00:11:10

The Person’s Search for the Never-Ending Pleasure

 

Paths - What Exactly Is Spirituality?

Movie
Time: 00:05:21

Does Anybody Really Know What Spirituality Is?

 

The Point - Even Better Than Family

Movie
Time: 00:12:03

Seeking something inexplicable

 

The Point - Why Would God Do This to Someone?

Movie
Time: 00:11:22

From Pain and Confusion to Spiritual Awakening

 

The Point - Bible Stories Revealed

Movie
Time: 00:12:32

The way to understand a bible story is to experience it within.

 

The Point - God Isn’t Exclusive

Movie
Time: 00:10:29

Looking for God, Tempe found religions to be more confusing than helpful.

 

The Point - A Cast of Billions

Movie
Time: 00:11:08

A cast of billions acting out the feelings and qualities of you

 

The Point - Better Than an Answer

Movie
Time: 00:12:40

The answer to life's meaning is just a theory without a way to get there.

 

The Point - Behind The Scenery

Movie
Time: 00:08:454

When one can relate to what’s behind the scenery, everything changes

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kabbalah Newsletter

 

Free weekly updates, articles and videos.

Enter your email below

More newsletters »

Privacy: Your email address will never be rented, traded or sold.
 
 

Bnei Baruch's Mission

Bnei Baruch is a non-profit organization for teaching and sharing the wisdom of Kabbalah. To maintain its independence and integrity, Bnei Baruch is not supported, funded, or otherwise tied to any government, religious or political entity. Its success in disseminating the Wisdom of Kabbalah to the world is directly related to the contribution of personal time and financial support by its students.