Michael Laitman, PhD, is a professor of Ontology, a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah, and an MSc in medical Bio-cybernetics. He is founder and president of Bnei Baruch and Ashlag Research Institute (ARI), two Israel based international educational organizations with branches all over North America and Canada, Central and South America, as well as Eastern and Western Europe. On his website, kab.info, he teaches free, live daily lessons on Kabbalah and spirituality to an audience of approximately two million people worldwide, simultaneously broadcast and translated into eight languages: English, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, French, Turkish, and German. Prof. Laitman also presents regularly on Channel 66, which is distributed by Israel's Satellite TV provider, YES.
Kabbalah for the Studentby Rav Michael Laitman
The greatest contemporary Kabbalists, Rav Yehuda Ashlag, and his son and successor, Rav Baruch Ashlag, provide valid answers to life's most fundamental question: What is the meaning of my life? Based on their interpretations of The Book of Zohar, and The Tree of Life, we can now learn how to benefit from the wisdom of Kabbalah on a day-to-day basis.
In addition to authentic texts by these great Kabbalists, this book offers illustrations that accurately depict the evolution of the Upper Worlds as Kabbalistsexperience them, as well as several helpful essays to enhance our understanding of the texts.
In Kabbalah for the Student, Rav Michael Laitman, PhD, Rav Baruch Ashlag's personal assistant and prime student, compiled all the texts a Kabbalah student would need in order to attain the spiritual worlds. In his daily lessons, Rav Laitman bases his teaching on these inspiring texts, thus helping novices and veterans alike to better understand the spiritual path we undertake on our fascinating journey to the Higher Realms.
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Why are we here? What happens after we die? Why do we suffer? What can we expect in the future? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, Kabbalah for the Student is a book for you. This book serves as a textbook for anyone interested in learning more about the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah. It covers a variety of topics including the structure of creation, why we need spirituality, what spirituality really is, and how to attain the spiritual life. The text contains articles from authentic kabalistic sources. It is not meant to be read cover to cover, but rather to be used as a reference book. It provides a wealth of knowledge that is vital to our times. However, it may be difficult to understand for those unfamiliar with the wisdom of Kabbalah.
There are many books available today, particularly those of Dr. Michael Laitman, that do an excellent job of describing to the layman what Kabbalah is about. Kabbalah for the Student is not one of them. It is a text book only for the serious student of Kabbalah. And, as such, is indispensable for advancement along the spiritual path. It overflows with the wisdom found in the writings of Yehuda Ashlag (Baal Hasulam) and Baruch Ashlag (The Rabash) - the greatest Kabbalists of our time. This is the main book used by the students of Bnei Baruch.
This book is a true treasure of authentic Kabbalah wisdom. The bulk of the articles are written by Rav Yehuda Ashlag and his son Rav Baruch Ashlag and they are arranged under five major headings but can be read and studied in any order. I have a personal preference for studying the material starting at the beginning of the book and working my way through it. I found that my understanding of Kabbalistic concepts was continuously reinforced and expanded upon as I ventured further into this incredible book. I can literally lose all awareness of my external surroundings and daily concerns while engaged in these writings. To assist with the deeper articles, at the back of the book is an extensive Glossary and over 40 pages of detailed diagrams provided as references to many of the more advanced Kabbalistic concepts. This book is an invaluable source of authentic Kabbalistic writings and as such is an integral component of on-line Kabbalah courses offered by Bnei Baruch. For anyone interested in studying The Zohar (the seminal book of authentic Kabbalistic wisdom), Kabbalah for the Student is a must. This book will provide you with a solid foundation of Kabbalistic terminology and concepts and is the key to unlocking the timeless wisdom found in The Zohar.
Every time I open this book, I am amazed at what I find. I consider myself an intermediate student of Rav Laitman's and have found that I can not live without this book during the free online classes. Outside of class, I will often just pick up the book and flip to a random article to read. I find valuable wisdom every time I open this book, even if it's just to glance through the illustrations or glossary. If you have just started studying or if you've been doing it for years, you NEED this book.
I think Kabbalah for the Student must be considered an essential part of anyone's study of Kabbalah. It is for me. Beginners to advanced can mine these texts for the wisdom of Kabbalah and learn the methods of implementing the same wisdom on a day to day basis. Anyone reading Kabbalah for the Student will appreciate the comprehensive in depth explanations of the authentic texts by the great Kabbalists from which Rav. Michael Laitman draws his teachings. I am pleased to say the text and essays provided an indispensible tool in understanding the wisdom of Kabbalah. Kabbalah for the Student is the study guide for Michael Laitman's daily lessons which, together, transmit a wealth of learning opportunity not to be found anywhere else.
If you are a student of Michael Laitman, then you must get this book. Not only is Kabbalah for the Students one of the most used references for Dr. Laitman's free Internet classes, but also serves as a reservoir for finding our most treasured articles in one convenient location. Any student of Kabbalah will find this a valuable addition to their home library. Kabbalah for the Student is the teachings of authentic Kabbalah passed down through thousands of years. If you are new to Kabbalah, I would first recommend other books by Dr. Laitman such as "Idiots Guide to Kabbalah",; "Attaining the Worlds Beyond"; Kabbalah for Beginners".