Some say Kabbalah is dangerous.
But only when it’s taught by those not authorized by a Kabbalistic master to teach and share the wisdom.
Rabbi Shimon says in the Zohar that if you learn Kabbalah from someone who is not a true Kabbalist, someone who is not a Rabbi with all the merit, authorization, the documents and the rabbinical and kabbalistic ordination to teach, then that individual brings Darkness into the world — a darkness beyond what we can imagine. This is what is written in the Zohar. And it’s pretty darn scary. We need to appreciate that there is only one lineage of Kabbalists.
There has always only been one lineage of Kabbalists.
Throughout the centuries, many egocentric students abandoned their Kabbalah teacher and started up their own “schools.” The names of these false teachers have been forgotten in history and only the names of the one lineage of Kabbalists remain. But in each generation, the same old egomaniac students bring darkness to the world. It happens in our generation as people hijack and rob the teachings that they learned from Kabbalist Rav Berg and Karen Berg, and start their own “school” for the sake of their own honor, their own satisfaction and their own hidden agenda.
The true Kabbalists are always called the charlatans and hucksters by the fake ones and by the corrupt establishment. That’s been the sly and shifty pattern of history and this is why the fires have burned in the world for twenty centuries. Everything is backwards. What is empty and useless and temporary is valued by the world and what is true and priceless and eternal is mocked by the deceivers who profit from our pain.
These false teachers of Kabbalah create that darkness and they infuse into the world. This darkness, according to the Zohar, causes the death of people in the world.
Yes, this is a harsh, provocative, hard-hitting truth. But it’s the word of the greatest Kabbalist in history, Rabbi Shimon, and he wrote it in the Zohar, which means this truth is an actual ray of Light. The Zohar says it’s an absolute sin to leave your Kabbalah teacher and teach without his permission because of the danger it causes to the world.
This is what the Zohar say about this sin: ”
“Rabbi Shimon said to all the friends of the group, I beg of you all not to utter any words of the Torah which you did not hear from a ‘great tree’ (a learned Kabbalist) and did not learn properly. So that you may not be the cause of…the slaying of multitudes of human beings without reason!”
The Zohar goes onto to say:
“That sin that slays human beings. And who caused all this? That disciple — the Kabbalah student — who did not earn the right to teach, but does so. So may the Merciful One save us!”
As Kabbalist Rav Berg always taught me, Kabbalah is a serious path and we cannot mishandle this wisdom or “mess around” with the Light of the Creator. We cannot afford to take this wisdom lightly or casually. Appreciation and care for our teachers and this wisdom ensures we are on the right path.
Keep in mind, this does NOT refer to students who share Kabbalah with friends, family, colleagues and the world. It refers to a person who presents him or herself as a bona fide Kabbalist and leader and teaches Kabbalah to the masses. It refers to the pretenders.
Sharing the wisdom and Light is what Kabbalah is all about. But to share, we must be aligned with the true lineage, the Kabbalah Centre, Kabbalist Rav Berg.
Because that is how we draw our own blessings.
When we teach Kabbalah to our children, share it with our friends and pass the pearls of wisdom to the others, we have twenty centuries of Kabbalists flowing through us because we call ourselves a student of the Kabbalah Centre, the student of Rav Berg. This is the profound gift we are giving to our children, friends and colleagues when we share. Imagine, when we share this wisdom with family or friends, it’s as though the Rav is right there with us, speaking through us, which means so is Rav Brandwein, and Rav Ashlag and Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.
This is the gift we receive when we align ourselves and connect ourselves to the true lineage and masters of the Kabbalistic path.
Make no mistake.