This is an example of a WordPress page, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can . da consciência: os fundamentos da Kabbalah. Author, Joseph Saltoun. Publisher, Meron, Length, 92 pages. Export Citation, BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. Mysticism closely linked to mainstream Judaism in its meaning and intent, says rabbi. RABBI JOSEPH SALTOUN. The wisdom of kabbalah can.

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But they only show us the way. After discovering it, Abraham realized that he had to pass on this information for all humankind, so that one day, when the time is right, we would be able to use it as a beacon of light to illuminate our path.

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This truth does not undergo the changes of time and the pettiness of selfish human interests. Search the JWB web site: The G-d of Abraham lives on forever. The four levels are pshat josepu, which refers to the immediate and simplistic understanding of the josepj word; remezwhich refers to the apparent contradictions and seemingly meaningless repetitions that appear in the text and are there for the purpose of drawing our attention to search for a deeper meaning; jowephthe fables, allegories and moral messages of the stories in the Bible; and sodwhich refers to the kabbalah and is the highest josephh most complete level of understanding of the holy words of G-d passed down to us by Moses.

There is a tendency to separate kabbalah from mainstream Judaism. Enter your e-mail address here: But the Ari Hakadosh disagrees with this approach and explains the story like this: He has been lecturing on kabbalah since The idea of transcendental consciousness, known to us now as kabbalah, was born.

The second entered the remez, denied G-d and ultimately became a heretic. But the josepg then was not ripe and there was a lot of resistance to accepting the Divine Truth, as it demanded that people abandon their ways of falsehood and deceit, which were dominated by their greed for power and manipulating others. Following in the steps of his forefathers, we read in the chapters of the Ethics of the Fathers Pirkei Avot that Moses “received” kibel the Torah from Mount Sinai.


This may be due to some misunderstanding that occurred during the Middle Ages, as false messiahs appeared in the Jewish communities of Europe and misled them into saltkun beliefs of deliverance using calculations which, as they proclaimed, were taken from joaeph kabbalah. In this manner, the Torah is perceived as being the “body” and the Zohar as the “soul.

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But unlike any other philosophy, kabbalah was not invented by man. Sign saltlun for our e-mail newsletter. It was only after the revelation of the Zohar Book of Splendor by Rabbi Shimon Bar-Iochai in the first and second centuries, that the entire code moseph the kabbalah was deciphered, offering open access to this wisdom. The third entered the drash and committed suicide. This is why we are warned at times not to “meddle” with the kabbalah.

The Torah can be seen as the messenger and the kabbalah as the message. One entered the pshat and lost his mind. Therefore, the “Messiah” is a level of consciousness that we all have to reach in order to perceive the G-d-like image in ourselves and in our fellow people.

It was Abraham who, for the first time in human history, accepted the existence of an eternal living G-d. The inner meaning of this word can be explained as “self-enlightenment,” or a level of consciousness where every person individually will achieve spiritual enlightenment through the study of kabbalah, which provides us with the necessary and adequate tools to accomplish this mission.

Once we achieve this stage, we can be granted the peace and tranquillity we are all seeking.

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If we follow the Zohar, we find that transcendental consciousness simply refers joselh the ability to overcome the physical limitations of the way we perceive things and that, instead of searching for outward solutions, we should search for them inwardly.

This is why all the kabbalists of all times were religious and pious men as well as the leading scientists of their generation. Specific dates were indictated for the final redemption and ioseph revelation of the Messiah.

The wisdom of kabbalah can be seen as one of the most ancient philosophies on earth. Therefore, he wrote a book known as Sefer Yetzirah Book of Formation and in it he revealed all the secrets of the divine and transcendental consciousness, known to us as G-d. In this book, Abraham opened a new understanding of how G-d created the universe and humankind, the true purpose of life, reincarnation and the mission of the soul, astronomy and astrology and methods of healing the body and the soul.


Encountering the messenger without paying attention to his message is definitely futile. The verb “kibel” comes from the same root as kabbalah. In any case, the kabbalah did not start with these events, although it did shake the then-known foundations of Judaism. Throughout history, we have had many models of people with messianic consciousness, who were sent by G-d for us to follow in their footsteps.

According to the Zohar, that generation is ours and the time is now. The messenger has completed his mission, so what remains is to understand his message in full. Rabbi Akiva was the person who was forsaken from the unfortunate fate of the other rabbis caused by the total misunderstanding of Pardes, exactly because of him entering the entire Pardes, including the kabbalistic level of interpretation known as sod, and that is why he came out with a complete and full understanding, while the other rabbis did not continue in their studies and stopped midway.

The rest depends on us. The message here may have various methods of interpretation and, as 16th-century Rabbi Isaac Luria explained, there are actually four ways or levels, known to us by the Hebrew letters PARDES. He combined religion and science as one. Only the great Rabbi Akiva, who entered sod, came out safe and sound. By this, we refer to the Ultimate Truth, which is supernatural and divine.

There is a story that is used at times to deter us from studying kabbalah, in which four rabbis enter Pardes. For example, the Messiah is not perceived as a charismatic leader who shall come and perform miracles and lead us to the final redemption, because what we can conclude from the teachings of the kabbalists is that everything depends saktoun our individual growth and personal actions and deeds.