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A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbala


Introduction
Introduction
Part I
The laws of nature, our place in the world and our behavior have been
studied by scientists and philosophers for thousands of years.
Along with logical assumptions, science uses quantifiable research and data.
Yet our scientists and researchers have discovered that the more they
advance in their research, the more obscure and confusing they find the
world to be.
Science has undoubtedly brought enormous progress into the world, yet it is
limited. Scientific tools cannot measure man’s inner world, his soul, behavior
and sources of motivation. Man, the major component of the creation, is still
left without knowledge about his role in this universe.
Man has always looked for answers to the basic questions of life: Who am I?
What is the purpose of my being here? Why does the world exist? Do we
continue to exist after our physical being has completed its tasks?
Part II
In this world of constant pressure, some find temporary satisfaction in
Eastern techniques, measures aimed at relaxation, or reducing suffering by
minimizing personal expectations and desires. Various forms of meditation,
nutrition, and physical and mental exercise quiet man’s natural instincts and
enable him to feel more comfortable from the point of view of his physical
state. This process teaches him to lower his expectations, yet leaves him in
conflict with his true desires.
Our life experience teaches us that we have unlimited desires – and only
limited resources to satisfy them. This is the primary reason there is no way
to completely satisfy all our desires and therefore avoid suffering. That is the
subject of Kabbalah. Kabbalah answers the basic questions of life and guides
us toward achieving unlimited satisfaction on a daily basis.
The essential questions of man’s being add another dimension to human
suffering. They do not allow us to feel satisfied even when this or that goal
has been fulfilled. When one attains the goal he strives for, he immediately
feels he’s missing yet another pleasure. This prevents him from enjoying his
achievements, and his suffering is renewed. In retrospect, he sees that he
has spent most of his time making an effort to achieve his goals, and has
gained very little pleasure from the successes themselves.
 
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