Attaining the Worlds Beyond

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An important goal in the study of Kabbalah, is to use this knowledge to influence one's destiny. We begin this process by realizing our true purpose for being here, discovering the meaning of life, and why it is given to us. After pondering and meditating on the above questions one has to relate all this to Kabbalah. Kabbalah states that the Creator created all the worlds simultaneously, including our world. Writings from the last century explain that we are the first generation to be able to use Kabbalah in our ...
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Overview

An important goal in the study of Kabbalah, is to use this knowledge to influence one's destiny. We begin this process by realizing our true purpose for being here, discovering the meaning of life, and why it is given to us. After pondering and meditating on the above questions one has to relate all this to Kabbalah. Kabbalah states that the Creator created all the worlds simultaneously, including our world. Writings from the last century explain that we are the first generation to be able to use Kabbalah in our world, the finite material world. However, in order to further advance our understanding of the wisdom of Kabbalah, and use this knowledge appropriately, we need to lift our mind's eye above the horizon of our material world. Kabbalah gives us everything we need to clarify our perception of reality, and extend ourselves beyond the standard borders and limitations of our everyday lives. Attaining the Worlds Beyond is a first step toward discovering the ultimate fulfillment of spiritual ascent in our lifetime. This book reaches out to all those who are searching for answers, who are seeking a logical and reliable way to understand the world's phenomena. This magnificent introduction to the wisdom of Kabbalah provides a new kind of awareness that enlightens the mind, invigorates the heart, and moves the reader to the depths of their soul.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780973190908
  • Publisher: Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 690,797
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

KABBALIST RAV MICHAEL LAITMAN, a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah and an MS in Bio-cybernetics, is the founder and president of Bnei Baruch — Kabbalah Education & Research Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing widespread knowledge of Kabbalah. For twelve years he studied closely at the side of his mentor, Kabbalist Baruch Ashlag, the first-born son and successor to Kabbalist Yehuda Ashlag, author of the Sulam commentary on The Zohar. Once he received Rav Ashlag’s teachings, he was committed to circulating it to others.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2 How to Read the Text 3 Perceiving the Creator 4 Spiritual Path 5 The Dining Table 6 Nullifying Our Personal Interests 7 The Purpose for Studying Kabbalah 8 Spiritual Progress 9 Our Perceptions 10 Structure of Spirituality 11 A Plea for Help 12 Counteracting the Desires for Self - Gratification 13 Inner Motion and Development 14 Eradicating Egoism 15 The Way of the Kabbalah 16 Revelation and Concealment 17 Gradual Spiritual Correction 18 Inner Qualities and Outer Aspects 19 Merging with the Creator 20 The Omnipotent Magician Who Could Not Be Alone 21 Spiritual Levels 22 The Return to the Creator 23 Correcting Egoism 24 Spiritual Development 25 Spiritual Work 26 Confidence and Faith 27 The Process of Conforming to the Creator 28 Cognition of the Spiritual World 29 Stages of Correction 30 Not for One’s Self 31 Transformation of Our Nature 32 Fear of the Creator 33 A Seed of Altruism 34 Battling for the Perception of the Creator’s Oneness 35 Receiving for the Sake of Giving 36 Suffering Sent As Absolute Kindness 37 The Evil Inclination 38 The Work Along the Three Lines 39 Understanding Our True Nature 40 Kabbalistic Quotes 41 Rabbi Laitman’s Search for the Kabbalah 42 Other Books by Rabbi Michael Laitman 43 About Bnei Baruch 44 How to Contact Bnei Baruch
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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    Attaining the Worlds Beyond

    Dr. Laitman reveals a specific path and light known as Kabbalah, which he explains in terms of our every day walk and talk. This book does get very deep and is structured to give you a good understanding of what the journey for one's spiritual path will follow. He explains we all go through the same path, only our particular experiences may differ from person to person. This book breaks it all down very simply and attempts to explain concepts to help guide us along the path for which we are all destined, to attain spirituality.

    This is a great book filled with plenty to make one stop and ask that one question. "What is the meaning of my life?"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2008

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    The "How To" book of spirituality

    Rav Michael Laitman has taken the difficult subject of how to attain sprituality and broken it down into sections that give the reader the ability to begin to comprehend the scope of the subject. This book enables one to explore the true meaning of sprituality with the help of an authentic guide who comes by this knowledge through the long teaching lineage of Kabbalists. With this book, it is possible to put oneself on the path by following the method and steps that Rav Laitman outlines. This is not a book that talks about how to make this world better, but it tells us how we can begin to transform our nature, which is what we must do in order to achieve the spiritual world. By transforming ourselves and attaining the spiritual we can learn how to be in balance with all of nature and creation. <BR/><BR/>I have referred to this book many times when I had questions, needed clarification of a point or inspiration. This is one book I carry with me when I travel and one that stays on my bedside table.

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  • Posted October 15, 2008

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    Authentic Kabbalah Revealed

    I cannot over estimate the importance of this book for any one who feels the persistent question, "What is the meaning of my life?" I have read this book three times in the past year and each reading brings many new revelations. The title is lofty and ambitious and should not be taken to mean that all you have to do is read this book and you will catapult into the spiritual worlds. This book is a solid introduction the science of authentic Kabbalah written by today's foremost expert on the subject, Dr. Michael Laitman.If you have ever read or heard anything about Kabbalah other than Dr. Laitman put that aside for now and enter the study of authentic Kabbalah. It will be much different that what you expect and it will help you to finally answer the question, what is the meaning of my life?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2008

    A Beautiful Book

    This book by Michael Laitman, is a wonderful read for anyone even remotely interested in the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah. It is a sensitive feeling book. It is as though each word leaves an imprint on one's heart. I loved the book and I have read it more than onece!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2008

    A journey of spiritual attainment

    Baruch Shalom Halevi Ashlag stated to Rav Micheal Laitman PhD. ' I want to teach you to turn to the Creator because He is the only strength, the only Source of all that exists, the only One who can really help you, and He awaits your prayer for help'. 'Attaining the Worlds Beyond' takes you by the hand as you journey on the path of spiritual attainment discerning inner qualities and outer aspects. Authentic Kabbalah is passed from Teacher to Student revealing the 'Hidden Wisdom' that transforms our nature from the will to recieve to the will of Bestowal of the highest degree. The qualities of the teachings that lay within the bindings of this book reach beyond time and space embracing the surrounding light from the Creator. There is only one Source...come and discover your inner world.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2010

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    Excellent for All

    If you are looking for a basic primer of authentic Kabbalah concepts - look no further. This lovely book manages to educate while simultaneously building a strong desire to immerse oneself in this ancient wisdom. Even though the style is easy-to-read and understand, each time one opens this multi-layered book a little more is revealed. This is a great book for beginners, a wonderful tool for expansion for intermdiate students, and a surprisingly rich review for advanced students.

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  • Posted November 1, 2009

    Attaining the Worlds Beyond-Rabbi Michael Laitman. A spiritual journey to make the world a better place, starting at home.

    This book is about Kabbalah. But, it is by no means a book for an introductory glimpse at this ancient science. Rather, Laitman, a Ph. D. scientist by trade has written an exposition on the very method to attain what he frames as "higher worlds." This concept is Kabbalah-ese for spiritual development, and Laitman has done an admirable job in guiding the student there. While the uninitiated may dismiss the whole notion of "worlds beyond," or even Kabbalah on its surface, the book really provides a guide for developing a more altruistic and spiritual take on the world and the very real events happening around us. In Laitman's thinking, the ego is to blame for all of our problems, and in light of the actual events occurring in the world today, there is much to agree with that position. As the book progresses, Laitman unravels the mystery behind this very old wisdom and lays it out in ways the modern reader will find appealing, and likely compelling.

    It really doesn't matter if one understands all the underlying constructs of Kabbalah or even esoteric Judaism where the common roots come from, in order to use this virtual manual for spiritual growth. There are enough tidbits of wisdom and common sense for anyone of any faith, or lack thereof. It simply repositions our thinking to point to the real culprit in the way of allowing us to grow in a more humane manner, and that is literally ourselves. Laitman gives us a method to change our view from one that in fact is quite myopic to one that contains the seeds of a fresh start for humankind.

    According to Kabbalah, Laitman suggests that the only way we can achieve these worlds beyond, that is this more desirable state, is by the means of correction. Correction is the Kabbalistic method of self-examination whereby one takes steps along his or her path to step back from one's self and modify one's behavior to be more in tune with that of others. It's a powerful procedure that is really quite simple in its essence, but yet so difficult to truly achieve. Not everyone is cut out for this role and yet in reading the book it surely tempts one to try. Image if we really could change the world simply by starting with ourselves. Seems to me, some of us tried this in the 60's and perhaps we were a bit premature. Perhaps this is now the time to begin this journey and Laitman has the makings of a roadmap in that direction.

    "Attaining the Worlds Beyond" is an interesting book on many fronts, but it excels where others of this genre often fail, and that is in its ability to take all the esoteric "mumbo jumbo" that so often categorizes books of this genre and turn that all too common way of exposition into a practical recipe for success that fits comfortably into today's modern world.

    You don't have to, and in fact, don't need to be of any particular belief structure to make the promise of this book work for you. All you really need to do is read it and apply your portion of its wisdom to your daily life and you will in all likelihood be better off for it. I can recommend this book be a companion piece to any of today's self-help or self-expository books sitting on your bookshelf now.

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  • Posted May 29, 2009

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    A Must Have Guide For Spiritual Seekers

    Attaining the Worlds Beyond truly is a comprehensive guide to spiritual discovery. Packed within its 450 pages is the path to spiritual ascension for those who as Baal HaSulam, Yehuda Ashlag, author of the Talmud Eser Sefirot, wrote, for those who yearn to know, "What is the meaning of my life?" For all listening to their heart and following its path, for all those who are seeking spirituality, this is the one book I most highly recommend. It bears reading over and over again as each time the reader is able to perceive more and more of the spiritual forces that are waiting to be revealed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2008

    Kabbalah for Beginner and Advanced Student

    Packed full of amazing insight, Attaining the Worlds Beyond is the book for the beginner searching for spirituality. Rav Michael Laitman is a true Kabbalist. His writings take the mysterious science of Kabbalah and put it in more simple terms for the average person. His use of stories such as the 'Dining Table' and 'Omnipotent Magician' further help to clarify. But this book is not just for the beginner. There is enough meat in it for the more serious student with topics such as 'Stages of Correction', 'Receiving for the Sake of Giving', 'The Evil Inclination' and 'The Work along the Three Lines'. You'll be reading this one over and over. I know I have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2003

    Outstanding!

    Outstanding! That book makes my mind open, shows a whole new world, which has no horizon at all. Laitman simply answers to the eternal question- what do you live for? I feel lucky because I got the message.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2003

    The choice for beginners

    If you seriously want to pursue a Way of Kabbalah, this book is the choice for you. Fundamental and comprehensive, it will give you the necessary direction for your further spiritual development like nothing else available on the market today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2003

    Questions finally being answered

    Attaining the Worlds Beyond gets to the 'heart' of things. For so long I have asked the famous questions of 'Who am I?','What am I doing here?' etc. This book is outstanding in this regard! It cannot be read like a normal book in any way. The minute you pick it up you will begin a journey into the unknown, deep into the recesses of your own heart. Be prepared! Forget anything else you have ever read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2003

    Attaining the Worlds Beyond

    I have never found the motivation to write the book review even when I came across a good one. This book changed that. More significantly it has changed myself or better yet helped to discover the lost one. This is not just a motivational, self-help material that tries to bring the best in you. Rather it is like discovering the simplest things and seeing them in a different, simple, true light. All of these principals are brought by Rav Laitman in easy to follow format and yet it is easy but not oversimplified. I felt like the mystery was unveiling in front of me. How could the life to so simple and you could appreciate it seeing the genius of the simplicity and perfection. This book is a must read for anyone who has not found the ultimate joy in life in its current state. Not only I recommend this book but I urge you to buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2003

    the book's titles speaks for itself

    the ancient wisdom Kabbalah interested me from the first day I've started asking my self who am I? what is the purpose of my life? this book discovered me the path for my true birth. thank you rabbi Laitman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2003

    Attaining the Worlds Beyond

    This book is for someone who wants to experience and discover the Kabbalah. This is not about the Kabbalah, it is a Kabbalah book wrtitten by the Kabbalist who teaches the ancient wisdom in the form that is appropriate for our generation. Most importantly, this methodology can be discovered by anyone who wishes to find the meaning of life and make the life significant event. I loved the first begginer book and could not to wait to start practicing. If you like me want to experience the Kabbalah in your life and help to enrich the life the others, this is a must read and reread book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2003

    This book really deals with the science of Kabbalah.

    As a long time student of Kabbalah I found this particular book to be fascinating in its unique approach to attainment of upper worlds and spirituality. I highly recommend this book and this author to anyone who is truly interested in studying the science of the creation of the world.

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