Can Kabbalah Really Improve Your Life?
Kabbalah looks at the world through a mystical and spiritual perspective. It involves taking religious and law texts found in the religion of Judaism and interpreting them through a spiritual and mystical viewpoint instead of the traditional religious point. Thus, a religious or law text in Judaism can take on a whole new meaning and point of view when looked at through the perspective of Kabbalah study.
The Zohar is central to the study of Kabbalah. It is believed to have been compiled by the Jewish sage Shimon Bar Yochai. The Zohar is a document that took all previous works of Kabbalah and bundled them together in one document. Commentary on many poorly understood and explained subjects was also added by Shimon Bar Yochai. He not only organized works on Kabbalah but also clarified many subjects. The Zohar thus, is critical to the study and understanding of Kabbalah.
What The Kabbalah Centre Teaches
There are many different interpretations and styles of teaching of Kabbalah that depend on the teacher and beliefs of the instructor. The Kabbalah Centre teaches Kabbalah with the following core beliefs. They include the principle of sharing. By sharing, the Kabbalah Centre staff believe that people can overcome the negative aspects of the ego. Sharing is also believed to bring us closer to god’s divine light, since it is an act of kindness that leads to fulfillment.
Another core principle is being aware that within each of us, that there exists an ego. Acknowledging that we have an ego and keeping it in check is the key to a long, happy and meaningful life. The Kabbalah Centre focuses on limiting the negative aspects of the ego such as greed and jealously and promoting positive aspects that can arise from the ego such as motivation and willpower.
A third tenet of Kabbalah Centre study is the teaching of spiritual laws. This includes things such as karma and cause and affect. All of our actions and thoughts have consequences and they can lead us to enlightenment or a lower orderly self.