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The Light of Wisdom: Writings of Rav Ashlag

Potion of Life and Potion of Death

Published: February 1, 2018
Originally recorded: November 7, 2017

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Lesson Highlights

  • The spiritual work, the understanding of Kabbalah has nothing to do with intelligence
  • The potion of death means disconnection from the Light
  • Intellectual study is the potion of death
  • Studying Kabbalah will make us happy but we have to work for it
  • Every day is a new creation, a new opportunity for us to grow
  • We have to earn the Light every single day
  • Our responsibility is to transform, to receive, and to share
  • The body is a taker
  • It is our Soul that forces our body to share and to give
  • Life gets better when our consciousness changes
  • There is a difference between consciousness and knowledge
  • Getting stronger through the expansion of consciousness
  • Religion leads to spiritual death and vice versa

Lesson Description

In his writings, The Light of Wisdom, (paragraphs 1-7 to 2-1), Rav Ashlag explains that feeling excitement and being proactive about our transformation and growth is the key to know that our study of Kabbalah is connecting us to the energy of life and miracles. In this lesson, Meir emphasizes that the more we scan the Zohar the more we expand our consciousness.

About This Course

Rav Ashlag, the founder of The Kabbalah Centre, was a visionary pioneer. He stood in the face of opposition and made it his mission to plead the case of studying this wisdom. Over the past few years more of Rav Ashlag’s writings have been making their way to the Kabbalah Centre. These new writings, which contain Rav Ashlag’s thoughts and explanations on a variety of topics are being brought to the public for the first time in this class. Join Senior Instructor Meir Yeshurun for this in-depth study of one of the most difficult, yet profound Kabbalistic texts and reveals the essence and central focus of our spiritual work.

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