REALITY AND ITS EXPANSION
Reality is a word that usually sparks an awakening of one’s imagination towards what he can discover within his perception.The totality of what a person sees, tastes, hears, feels and smells, brings him to a particular opinion about what he discovers. And this discovery is always proportional to the extent to which one can receive in his perception. A person is always torn between two opposites, right and left or good and bad and how a particular experience feels between these ever expanding two sides of this spectrum of good and bad within his perception.
The question is, what do I prefer? Of course, I prefer the good. But at what cost? What am I prepared to sacrifice, in return for this good? How much effort is required for me to gain this good? From where can I get this good? Who can give me this good? How long can I keep this good for? These are all pure calculations that usually run through a person’s mind before he makes a decision internally and then consequently implements that internal decision with external actions towards the realisation of its fulfilment.
What is the purpose of life? This is an internal question that everyone asks at various stages in life according to a person’s internal development. What is my aim with regards to this or that? What is my goal? As it is written, a journey must be defined by a goal. The end of a matter is in its initial thought. Through this end goal, a person can start planning and taking the required steps in the right direction towards its achievement. Some people get answers quickly to these internal questions through the influence of their good environment. Others do not receive answers to these questions, hence they keep seeking through different influences.
First, he who does not know must learn, either from his own experience or from others who have attained what is being sought. We know this from our sages as it is written :
“Adam ha Rishon, [The First Man ] was the first to receive a sequence of sufficient knowledge by which to understand and to successfully maximise everything he saw and attained with his eyes.And this understanding is called “the wisdom of truth”
(Baal HaSulam “The teaching of the Kabbalah and its Essence”)
Our sages tell us that the day that Adam begun discovering this wisdom of truth is known as the “Day of the Creation of the World”, and this marks the beginning of the discovery of new realities by humanity. This discovery marks the source of the wisdom of truth that has been passed down from Adam, cascading down through ten generations to the time of Noah and then through a further ten generations to the time of the patriarch Abraham and through to our time.
ALL AS ONE
Our sages write that all of reality is one and everything is interconnected and interdependent in this one quality called love which is infinite in nature and fills the whole of reality. To discover this, our five senses wouldn’t be enough since we have already tried and tested them and we know we cannot even discover radio waves with our five senses alone, let alone see farther than our eyes can see. This limits us greatly. This makes it imperative that for us to expand our reality outside ‘our box’, we need to build new capacities, instruments or vessels that can help us discover this one unique quality that fills the entire reality. The educational method of building these new vessels is rooted in the Wisdom of Kabbalah (The wisdom of truth). Kabbalists who attained these capacities write that for us to discover anything, we need to build qualities similar to that we want to discover. One common desire of the whole of humanity is that we desire the quality of love. Through the wisdom of kabbalah humanity can alter its internality towards building equivalence to this quality of love that we wish to discover, and through this, all transgressions will be covered.
As it is written:“Hatred stirs up quarrels but love covers all transgressions”.(Mishlei 10:12)
Bright Kane is a 35-year-old Ghanaian national who lives in Northampton, United Kingdom. Bright started studying the wisdom of Kabbalah in 2013 and is a member of Bnei Baruch United Kingdom.