Among the books and manuscripts
that my Rabbi would study from, there was one particular notebook
titled Shamati (What I Heard). That notebook would go with him
wherever he went and time after time he would delve into it. On his
deathbed, in the wee hours of the night, he suddenly handed me that
notebook and said: "Take this notebook and study it." Early next
morning, with me by his side, his pure soul climbed into the
heavens. The notebook holds a collection of essays written word for
word from the mouth of Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag (Ba'al
Hasulam), my Rabbi's father, immediately after they were spoken.
Because of their uniqueness, we've kept them in their original style
of language, which my Rabbi so eagerly absorbed and upon which he
based his schoolings. For our English readers we've translated some
of the essays and will continue to do so until the work is done. May
these essays promote you on your spiritual path.
Kabbalist Rav Michael Laitman, PhD