Sorry to keep interrupting my story, but here is the last installment (I hope!) So if you remember from what I said in my last two blogs, these scientists have all come together to see what will happen when their super computer has finished creating all the possible names of God. (In the story the number is a lot more than 72, but I think the basic idea is really the same.) As they are sitting together, discussing what the ancient traditions (perhaps they mean Kabbalah!?) have predicted what will happen if anyone could ever know all the names of God, they see the stars above their heads in the heavens beginning to blink out, one at a time. It is the end of the universe, at least as we (and they of the story) know it. A great story which I think relates perfectly to what the Kabbalah Centre hopes the dissemination of its teachings will accomplish. To be continued.
A long time ago, when I was in High School, I believe, I read an amazing story by Isaac Asimov which blew my mind. How could I know then that so many years later I would find out that Asimov must have known about the idea of the incredible power of the 72 names? Maybe he learned about it at the Kabbalah Centre? It just occurred to me that the story also uses the power of the computer to change the world. More about this later.
Maimonides stated, in his monumental Mishneh Torah that, “The foundation of all foundations, and the pillar of all wisdom is to know that there is God… All the beings of the heavens, and the earth… came into existence only from the truth of God’s being.” This is a fundamental belief of Judaism, and in fact is the basis of all Kabbalist thought about God as the source and fundamental basis of all of creation and existence. Indeed, the Kabbalah is a universal philosophy and system of beliefs, as taught by the Kabbalah Centre and Rav Berg.
Michael Berg of the Kabbalah Center sends out online course material via email. He wrote, “We live in a world of cause and effect, with time creating space between action and reaction. That’s why the Light rarely comes in the moment we do something, positive or negative.”
Interesting. What he is saying is that there is a time delay between when you do something to when you get the full results of that action. This means that one must be patient so that he waits until the full ramifications – positive or negative – take place. Learn Kabbalah to further understand this.
I subscribe to some of the online mailing lists run by the Kabbalah Centre. What this means is that I get course material and classes to my email address. This lets me remain connected to all that is happening in the Kabbalah Centers from mile away. In one of the latest lectures sent out by Michael Berg he discussed the whole concept of time. Interesting and thought provoking stuff – wait to see it soon…
Studying Kabbalah can have a calming effect on you, and it can also give you perspective on life. The important thing is that aside from gaining knowledge, the Kabbalah also teaches you how to deal with life and also deal with people and life’s various challenges that people initiate.
Michael Berg teaches at the Kabbalah Centre, which was started by his father, Rav Berg. Michael talks about familial relationships as well as how to deal with conflict and confrontation. Something he teaches is that when in the midst of the confrontation one shouldn’t try and placate the other party. Afterward, when people are calm is the time to explain.
He also comments on family relationships in his lectures and emails from the Kabbalah centre.
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