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The Zohar


5 Things You Should Know About The Zohar

1) What is The Zohar?
The Zohar is a collection of commentaries on the Torah, intended to guide people who have already achieved high spiritual degrees to the root (origin) of their souls.

The Zohar contains all the spiritual states that people experience as their souls evolve. At the end of the process, the souls achieve what the Kabbalists refer to as “the end of correction,” the highest level of spiritual wholeness.

To those without spiritual attainment, The Zohar reads like a collection of allegories and legends that can be interpreted and perceived differently by each individual. But to those with spiritual attainment, i.e. Kabbalists, The Zohar is a practical guide to inner actions that one performs in order to discover deeper, higher states of perception and sensation.

2) Who is The Zohar For?
As mentioned in answer no. 1, The Zohar was written for people who have already achieved spiritual perception. It contains the depictions of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (Rashbi), who attained all 125 degrees of the spiritual ladder of degrees. Rashbi expressed the entire spiritual path and titled it Zohar (“radiance” in Hebrew).

The Zohar is built so that only those who achieve a certain spiritual level can benefit from what they read in it. Prior to studying The Zohar, one needs to study other texts that teach how to properly understand the text in The Zohar.

3) Who Wrote The Zohar, and When?
According to all Kabbalists, and as the beginning of the book writes, The Zohar was written by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (Rashbi), who lived in the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE. There are views in scholastic circles stating that The Zohar was written in the 11th century by Kabbalist Rabbi Moshe de Leon. This view was contradicted by Rabbi Moshe de Leon himself, who said that the book was written by Rashbi.

In the Kabbalistic approach, the question of why The Zohar was written is far more important than the question of who actually wrote it. The purpose of The Zohar is to be a guide for people to attain the origin of their souls.

This path to the origin of one’s soul consists of 125 stages. Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag writes that a Kabbalist who has passed these stages and shares the same perception as that of the book’s author, sees that its author could be none other than Rashbi.

4) Why was The Zohar Hidden for So Long?
The Zohar was kept hidden for 900 years, between the 2nd and the 11th centuries CE, since those who possessed its wisdom understood that at the time, people did not need it and would misunderstand its contents.

Only in the 16th century CE did a Kabbalist arise who explained the fundamentals of Kabbalah – The Holy Ari, Rabbi Isaac Luria (1534-1572). The Ari stated that from his time on, the wisdom of Kabbalah was ready to be opened to everyone.

Commentaries on the works of the Ari and The Zohar appeared only in the 20th century – the century that saw the fiercest outburst of human desires in history. During this period, a unique soul appeared – that of Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam). Baal HaSulam explained the wisdom of Kabbalah in a way our generation could understand. Moreover, Baal HaSulam was the only Kabbalist in the 20th century who wrote commentaries on The Zohar and on the works of the Ari.

This does not mean that there were no great Kabbalists before him, but only that their works are not easily understood by contemporary students. Today’s popularity and high demand for Kabbalah testify to our generation’s readiness to absorb its universal message, and to comprehend the authentic texts that speak of the root of our lives and how to attain it.

5) Where do I Find Out More About The Zohar?
Even today, The Zohar cannot be understood and felt directly, but requires preconception of spirituality, before one approaches the book. The greatest Kabbalist of our time, Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), wrote introductions to The Zohar precisely to guide one’s approach to this profound book prior to studying it.

Such articles cultivate one’s spiritual qualities to perceive the Higher reality. Additionally, these texts provide knowledge of how to approach certain terms, phrases, and concepts in The Zohar, to maximize its use as a guide for spiritual attainment, avoiding being lost in materialized depictions that the human mind is prone to form.

Bnei Baruch provides not only these introductions, but free lessons on them, as well as shorter articles describing concepts from The Zohar, and how to prepare for the encounter with these concepts.

Discovering The Zohar means discovering your inner world and your unlimited potential. Bnei Baruch wishes you success in your spiritual advancement!

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Kabbalah’s 13 Rules of the Game


This will blow your mind.

  • Don’t believe a word you read. Test-drive the lessons learned.
  • Two Basic Realities Exist: Our 1 Percent World of Darkness and the 99 Percent Realm of Light!
  • Everything that a human being truly desires from life is spiritual Light!
  • The purpose of life is spiritual transformation from a reactive being to a proactive being.
  • In the moment of our transformation, we make contact with the 99 percent realm.
  • Never, “and that means never” lay blame on other people or external events.
  • Resisting our reactive impulses creates lasting Light.
  • Reactive behaviour creates intense sparks of Light, but eventually leaves darkness in its wake.
  • Obstacles are our opportunity to connect to the Light.
  • The greater the obstacle, the greater the potential Light.
  • When challenges appear overwhelming, inject certainty. The Light is always there!
  • True internal change is created through the DNA power of the Hebrew letters.
  • All of the negative traits that you spot in others are merely a reflection of your own negative traits. Only by fixing yourself can you change others.

And finally, ultimately.
Love thy neighbour as thyself. All the rest is mere commentary.

So don’t just sit there, go and learn.

So What is Kabbalah?


Here’s a video to explain it all….

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Kabbalah. What?


Interested in what Kabbalah can do for you?

I have spent the last 11 years reading, writing and researching Kabbalah and still it amazes me how it works so positively in situations that I have encountered. I must admit though I was fairly sceptical at first, until I read “The Power of Kabbalah” by Yehuda Berg. This book not only changed my way of thinking but my whole way of life.

I find that, by being positive in both thought and mind I can overcome most of my everyday negative situations. Of course I don’t just sit around meditating all day long. When a negative situation or person enters my life I use stronger and more sustained positive thoughts to nullify this.

I hope the following Posts will aid and assist you in finding a more positive and peaceful life.

Card for the Day – 18th July 20

‘Card for the Day’

Seven of Wands

Seven of Wands

Seven of Wands

A young man on a craggy eminence brandishing a staff; six other staves are raised towards him from below.
Divinatory Meanings: It is a card of valour, for, on the surface, six are attacking one, who has, however, the vantage position. On the intellectual plane, it signifies discussion, wordy strife; in business–negotiations, war of trade, barter, competition. It is further a card of success, for the combatant is on the top and his enemies may be unable to reach him.
Reversed: Perplexity, embarrassments, anxiety. It is also a caution against indecision.
Additional Meanings: A dark child.

Sabian Oracle for 18th July 2011


Today’s Oracle

25°Cancer 34'

25°Cancer 34'

Sun’s Position at 13:53 GMT  is  25°Cancer 34′
There is an opportunity to relax and enjoy yourself.  It is a time to catch up on the attitudes of others without any pressure.  There does, however, need to be a caution against self- indulgence. Sharing of thoughts and ideas in an environment of social privilege.
If negative – relating on a superficial level.