Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually
Thus It Is Written
Are we allowed to change the words of authentic texts and to interpret what is written there?
We are allowed to change the words of an authentic Kabbalistic text if it is for dissemination purposes. Rabash repeatedly said that it was worthwhile to do this with the writings and articles of Baal HaSulam, so that they would be more understandable.
Baal HaSulam and Rabash both used a very high language. Although there is a reason for it, we must rewrite their words in order for it to be more understandable to the general public. This is what we are doing right now with The Book of Zohar, changing it to Zohar for the Nation. Of course this is an impairment, and we don't even know to what extent.
A Kabbalist writes in the degree of his attainment, and if I interpret, as it were, what the Kabbalist has written, it would be a mistake. But the mistakes would be only in reference to the upper level and not to the lower level.
We prepare the material for beginners and give them a way to enter the wisdom of Kabbalah. They can advance up to our level; above this, they will already be studying the materials of the Kabbalists.
It is essential to read from the authentic text because the Light that Reforms comes through it. However, for the benefit of dissemination, it is permitted, together with reading from the authentic texts, to rewrite the articles in a simpler way.
- from the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/20/10 (minutes 42-45)