Kabbalah Revealed: The Ordinary Person?s Guide to a More Peaceful Life [NOOK Book]

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Kabbalah Revealed: The Ordinary Persons Guide to a More Peaceful Life is a clearly-written, user-friendly guide to making sense of the surrounding world while achieving inner peace. Each of the six chapters in this book focuses on a different aspect of the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah, shedding new light on a teaching that has too often been shrouded in mystery and misconceptions. A subtle, yet profound idea weaves the books chapters into a ...
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Overview

Kabbalah Revealed: The Ordinary Persons Guide to a More Peaceful Life is a clearly-written, user-friendly guide to making sense of the surrounding world while achieving inner peace. Each of the six chapters in this book focuses on a different aspect of the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah, shedding new light on a teaching that has too often been shrouded in mystery and misconceptions. A subtle, yet profound idea weaves the books chapters into a coherent and concrete whole.

The first three chapters in Kabbalah Revealed tell reader why the present world is in a state of crisis, explaining how our growing desires promote progress as well as alienation, and why the biggest deterrent to achieving positive change is rooted in our own spirits.
Chapters Four through Six offer a prescription for positive change. Therein, we learn how we can use our spirits to build a personally peaceful life in harmony with all of Creation.

For the first time ever, the timeless principles of Kabbalah are explained for a general readership by a world-renowned scholar of Kabbalah Rav Michael Laitman, PhD. For those seeking to achieve transformational change on a personal, communal or global level, Kabbalah Revealed is required reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897448199
  • Publisher: Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah
  • Publication date: 11/17/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,292,605
  • File size: 452 KB

Meet the Author

Foremost Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman has studied Kabbalah for over thirty years and presents a scientific approach to spiritual evolvement that is based on the writings of Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag and other great Kabbalists throughout the generations. An eloquent writer and public speaker, his words inspire individuals around the world to accelerate the spirituality of humankind through the study of Kabbalah. He is author of many works, including Attaining the Worlds Beyond and Basic Concepts in Kabbalah. His website, www.kabbalah.info, is a major source of authentic Kabbalah wisdom and daily inspiration based on the teachings of the great Kabbalists. The live daily lessons that he gives from his center in Israel include simultaneous translation into five languages and are viewed by many thousands of people the world over. Author resides in Bnei Brack, Israel .

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Table of Contents

1 Biographies 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1 - KABBALAH: THEN AND NOW 4 THE MASTER PLAN 5 THE CRADLE OF SCIENCE 6 Other Routes 7 The Big Questions 8 KABBALAH STEPS IN 9 The Engine of Change 10 Taking the Driver’s Seat Part 11 HIDING, SEEKING, BUT NOT FINDING 12 The Global Crisis Has a Happy End 13 Egoism Is a Catch-22 14 THE NECESSITY OF ALTRUISM 15 Enhanced Perception 16 The Time Is Now 17 IN A NUTSHELL Chapter 18 2 - THE GREATEST WISH OF ALL 19 SPRINGBOARD FOR GROWTH 20 Behind Closed Doors 21 The Evolution of Desires 22 HANDLING DESIRES 23 A New Desire in Town 24 A New Method for a New Desire 25 Tikkun—the Correction of the Will to Receive 26 IN A NUTSHELL Chapter 27 3 - THE ORIGIN OF CREATION 28 THE SPIRITUAL WORLDS 29 Four Basic Phases 30 THE QUEST FOR THE THOUGHT OF CREATION 31 THE ROUTE 32 ADAM HA RISHON—THE COMMON SOUL 33 IN A NUTSHELL Chapter 34 4 - OUR UNIVERSE 35 THE PYRAMID 36 As Above, So Below 37 UP THE LADDER 38 THE DESIRE FOR SPIRITUALITY 39 IN A NUTSHELL Chapter 40 5 - WHOSE REALITY IS REALITY? 41 THREE BOUNDARIES IN LEARNING KABBALAH 42 First Boundary—What We Perceive 43 Second Boundary—Where We Perceive 44 Third Boundary—Who Perceives 45 PERCEPTION OF REALITY 46 A Nonexistent Reality 47 The Measurement Mechanism 48 The Sixth Sense 49 Where There’s a Way, There Was a Will 50 The Thought of Creation 51 Reshimot—Back to the Future 52 IN A NUTSHELL Chapter 53 6 - THE (NARROW) ROAD TO FREEDOM 54 THE DARK BEFORE THE DAWN 55 A Brave New World in Four Steps 56 KNOW YOUR LIMITS 57 The Reins of Life 58 Changing Society to Change Myself 59 FOUR FACTORS 60 CHOOSING THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT FOR CORRECTION 61 No Anarchists 62 THE EGO’S INEVITABLE DEATH 63 The Cure 64 Fake Freedom 65 Conditions for Free Choice 66 IMPLEMENTING FREE CHOICE 67 Faith 68 Reason 69 IN A NUTSHELL 70 FURTHER READING

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Worth Sharing With Others!

    This is a beautiful introduction to authentic Kabbalah. Written in a conversational style that gives the reader the sense that they are speaking one-to-one with Rav Laitman, one is clearly and gently led through big concepts in a totally approachable manner. Each chapter walks the reader through an ever-increasing personal awareness of self and humanity - how we arrived at where we are and our choices going forward. "In A Nutshell" at the end of each chapter gives a succinct summary of the salient points and taken all together they form a cogent plan for personal and collective attainment of spirituality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Not the Hollywood version of Kabbalah

    Kabbalah Revealed the Ordinary Person's Guide to a More Peaceful Life by Michael Laitman, PhDThis book is not about the "magic" Kabbalah can do to make you feel better. The Kabbalah this book talks about is far from that around which all the Hollywood hype revolves. In this book, the author traces the ancient roots of man and Kabbalah and describes how Kabbalah's early texts predict both the woes of today's world as well as the current growing interest in spirituality. Laitman asserts that Kabbalah has the aim of fulfilling this desire for spirituality.This book presents an interesting and surprisingly understandable description for the process of spiritual attainment. Kabbalah Revealed shares that there are a number of Kabbalists throughout history who have experienced and corroborate this ability to attain spirituality. An absolute must read for the growing number of spiritual seekers, for those seeking for meaning in their lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    A Brighter Future

    "If you want a brighter future we need only change ourselves". This is a quote from Kabbalah Revealed. Countless self-help books say the same thing and yet the future does not get brighter or if it does it's light dims once the new psychology wears off. Kabbalah operates at the root of man's existence. Thus,changes made at this level change reality itself so a person can attain a lasting brighter future indeed.Michael Laitman explains the whats, whys and hows in this wonderful introduction to the study of kabbalah.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Kabbalah Revealed

    The word evolved brings to mind the meaning of being smarter, more advanced, able to be independent of others, more worldly. We have evolved into this world of disease, unhappiness and adversity. In Kabbalah Revealed we see just how we evolved out of spirituality and oneness with the creator into an unhappy existence in this world. As we read, Kabbalah Revealed, we begin to learn ways in which we can get back what we have lost. It is this point in time that we begin to learn how to get back the connectedness we had with nature. We remember that we have to work together as one, in order to be happy, rid our world of diseases and adversity. We have to correct ourselves in order for all the world to be in a perfect state of love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    A remarkable book

    This small book contains vital information necessary for anyone who is beginning to study or is just curious about the science of Kabbalah as well as the more experienced student of Kabbalah.Presented in an easy to read and understand format Kabbalah Revealed provides an overview of what the Science of Kabbalah is, how and where it began, it's earliest pioneer (Abraham) and brings the reader through the stages of development of the physical world, explains how the spiritual interacts with our world and the steps taken to recognize real freedom, reality, ego and altruism, as well as the four steps that must be taken to resolve a world in crisis.The author, Rav Michael Laitman PhD, infuses sometimes difficult subject matter with easily understood terms and explanations demonstrating his expertise and total control of his field of study.This book is one you will return to often to find new understanding as you advance in examination of your ego, desires and the structure of the spiritual world.If you've ever wondered about the meaning of life Kabbalah Revealed will point the way to the answer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Understanding the crisis

    During this time of crisis, people are looking for direction, a way to understand what is going on and what may have been at the root of all our problems. Rav Laitman answers so many of our concerns in Kabbalah Revealed. He has explained the basis of Kabbalah, its origins and how we can use it in today's society.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Inspired!

    This book is so warm and inviting to the point that as you read and comprehend it's authenticity layers of confusion melt away. This seems to be an antainable system with the right set of tools which I feel this book is a beginning to that journey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Kabbalah for the Ordinary Person

    This is a wonderful book for anyone seeking his or her place in the Universe. It explains the real story behind Kabbalah and how it can assist humanity in today's very turbulent world. There are so many unexplained things in our lives that we cannot comprehend. This book is both a spiritual and a practical guide to a more peaceful and comfortable life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great book to learn about our purpose in life

    This book provides excellent insight into the questions that humanity has pondered since the beginning of time: What is the meaning of life? Why is there suffering in the world? How can I live a better life? The answers are both simple and profound.This book is an excellent resource for someone who is interested in what authentic Kabbalah has to say, verus the pop-culture Kabbalah that is so popular today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Simply Amazing

    This book was written well. It truly gives a peaceful introduction into Kabbalah, while delivering a true history of Kabbalah.Through this book one is shown a personal journey that one is about to undertake, a journey about life and ones place in the Universe. I would recommend this book to any one whether they have been studying or just beginning or just thinking about it. I do not think you will be disappointed.

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  • Posted April 14, 2011

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    Worth Sharing With Others!

    This is a beautiful introduction to authentic Kabbalah. Written in a conversational style that gives the reader the sense that they are speaking one-to-one with Rav Laitman, one is clearly and gently led through big concepts in a totally approachable manner. Each chapter walks the reader through an ever-increasing personal awareness of self and humanity - how we arrived at where we are and our choices going forward. "In A Nutshell" at the end of each chapter gives a succinct summary of the salient points and taken all together they form a cogent plan for personal and collective attainment of spirituality.

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  • Posted January 18, 2011

    Understanding the Master Plan

    "By understanding the Master Plan, we will become equal to the Master Planner, and that this is the purpose of Creation - to equalize with the Creator."
    These are bold words indeed. But in his book, 'Kabbalah Revealed', Michael Laitman explains how Kabbalah can take us to the experience of such a sublime notion. And it is the birthright of man.
    If you are a sincere seeker of truth this book is for you.

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  • Posted March 10, 2010

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    A journey to the inner reality

    This book was written well. It truly gives a peaceful introduction into Kabbalah, while delivering a true history of Kabbalah.
    Through this book one is shown a personal journey that one is about to undertake, a journey about life and ones place in the Universe. I would recommend this book to any one whether they have been studying or just beginning or just thinking about it. I do not think you will be disappointed.

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  • Posted November 23, 2009

    Kabbalah Revealed

    The more "stuff" we have the happier we should be, right? How come that is not the case? We all want more money, love, knowledge, a bigger home, a better job, but no matter how much more we achieve on our own, or are given, we are never satisfied and it is never enough. Kabbalah Revealed explains this dissatisfaction. It details how we have come to be in the state we are in today and offers a way for us to be able to deal with the issues in our society to make this a better, happier world in which we live. Kabbalah Revealed explains if we all work together there is nothing we can't do.

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

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    What is the Purpose of My Life?

    If you have ever struggled with questions such as "What am I here for?" "What is the meaning of all this?"" Is there a God?".you get the drift. I believe you will find this book thought provoking, challenging and perhaps even life altering. If you have any preconceived opinions about what Kabbalah is or is not, don't be surprised if most of what you thought turns out not to be true.

    This is the third book that I have read by Dr. Laitman and as the ones before it is a continuous journey bringing forth both new ideas and concepts and building/reinforcing the foundational concepts already introduced. There are several of his books that I would consider introductory and appropriate for the first time reader. This is one of them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2009

    Meaning to life

    Since the beginning of time people became more and more anxious to understand the meaning of life. In our current generation people have become disenchanted with religion and science and are looking elsewhere for answers. Rav Laitman has been able to answer so many of our concerns in this book, Kabbalah Revealed. He introduces Kabbalah and how it originated and then proceeds to explain how Kabbalah is for everyone during this time of crisis.

    Rav Laitman clearly states how change, implementing our free will and choosing the right environment will liberate us from our worst enemy, our ego.

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  • Posted December 29, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    A remarkable book

    This small book contains vital information necessary for anyone who is beginning to study or is just curious about the science of Kabbalah. Presented in an easy to read and understand format Kabbalah Revealed provides an overview of what the Science of Kabbalah is, how and where it began, it's earliest pioneer (Abraham) and brings the reader through the stages of development of the physical world, explains how the spiritual interacts with our world and the steps taken to recognize real freedom, reality, ego and altruism, and the four steps that must be taken to resolve a world in crisis. The author, Rav Laitman PhD, infuses sometimes difficult, if not obscure, subject matter with easily understood terms and explanations demonstrating his expertise and total control of his field of study. This book is one you will return to often to find new understanding as you advance in examination of your ego, desires and the structure of the spiritual world. If you've ever wondered about the meaning of life Kabbalah Revealed will point the way to the answer.

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  • Posted December 29, 2008

    Great Book

    What a wonderful book for anyone interested in Kabbalah. This book is so relevant to the chaotic world of today in which we live. It assists one in understanding the Universe and how we fit into it. The author, Dr. Michael Laitman, stated that he desired this book to be an instruction manual to assist humanity in difficult times. The wisdom of Kabbalah is as valid today as it was many years ago.

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  • Posted October 20, 2008

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    Revealing something quite different from the Hollywood version ...

    Kabbalah Revealed the Ordinary Person¿s Guide to a More Peaceful Life by Michael Laitman, PhD<BR/>This book is not about the ¿magic¿ Kabbalah can do to make you feel better. The Kabbalah this book talks about is far from that around which all the Hollywood hype revolves. In this book, the author traces the ancient roots of man and Kabbalah and describes how Kabbalah¿s early texts predict both the woes of today¿s world as well as the current growing interest in spirituality. Laitman asserts that Kabbalah has the aim of fulfilling this desire for spirituality.<BR/>This book presents an interesting and surprisingly understandable description for the process of spiritual attainment. Kabbalah Revealed shares that there are a number of Kabbalists throughout history who have experienced and corroborate this ability to attain spirituality. An absolute must read for the growing number of spiritual seekers, for those seeking meaning in their lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2008

    Outstanding Introduction to Kabbalah

    If you have ever wondered why am I here? what is life all about? is there a God?.then this book is an excellent introduction to authentic Kabbalah, which deals with these exact questions.Well explained and easy to read. You will find that Kabbalah is beyond what you thought it to be. I did.

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