The concepts presented in the book have their roots in what is universally recognized as the authentic disclosure of Kabbalah, the Sulam Commentary on the Zohar, written in the 1930s by Yehuda Ashlag. Author Laitman is the genuine heir to these concepts, as they were personally passed on to him through years of study with Ashlag's eldest son and successor. This relationship is significant, as the listener is assured of having access to the true Kabbalah, not simply a contemporary writer's personal interpretations and "glossing over" of what are deeply complex lessons and ideas.
Rav Michael Laitman, Ph.D., is the authentic heir to the genuine Kabbalah and this unique book offers these concepts to listeners of all backgrounds. Easy to listen to, impossible to forget, Basic Concepts in Kabbalah is the ideal introduction to the spiritual power and wisdom that is Kabbalah.
©2007 Michael Laitman; (P)2007 Laitman Kabbalah Publishers
This is not an academic or lay explanation of Kabbala. Rather the author tries bring the reader inside. He couches mysticism in scientific terms, and then tries to make logical arguments that "follow" from his postulates. It didn't work for me. I found it difficult to follow his arguments; it all seemed like pseudo-scientific nonsense. Still the overall message of ego-less love is valid and interesting, so I didn't can the book entirely.
A very well documented book, very usefull for someone that is starting with the subject. The narrator and the melodies are very good. A
I tried to listen all the way through this one... The narrator did an excellent job. However, the sentence structure and words are very hard to follow, it's sounds like he simply published his dissertation.
I kept waiting for him to get-real, and come down-to-earth, but he went on and on with complicated sentences and scientific words... I gave up.
All I got out of it was the same thing Jesus said: The golden rule is to love your neighbor as your self.
He also mentioned that we have no will to make choices and that what we see and live is just an illusion, all controlled by the Creator; or something like that.
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