Some say Kabbalah is dangerous.
Very much so.
But only when it’s taught by those not authorized by a Kabbalistic master to teach and share the wisdom.
It’s dangerous when Kabbalah is taught by those who claim to be Kabbalists but do not have rabbinical ordination or ordination as a Kabbalist or the written permission of their master, with all of the necessary documentation to prove it. Or if it’s taught by someone not observing all of the spiritual connections and technologies that we use daily, weekly, monthly and annually, which requires an ordained rabbi and Kabbalist to perform.
Of course, this is not my opinion.
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 and blessing of their master, 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 and teachers abandoned their Kabbalah master 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 and teachers 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, or descendants of Rav Ashlag 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 and all kinds of other slanderous terms by the fake ones and by the corrupt teachers. 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.
Please understand that this harsh truth is from the Zohar, not myself.
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 compelling, 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.
ONE OF THE WORST SINS
The Zohar says it’s an absolute sin to leave your Kabbalah teacher and teach this wisdom without their 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 play around with this wisdom or “mess” 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 publicly as a bona fide Kabbalist and leader and then teaches Kabbalah to the masses after having left their original teacher.
It refers to the pretenders. It refers to the teacher who leaves their master Kabbalist.
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.
You can learn Kabbalah in a university or from a pretender who calls himself a Kabbalist or a former teacher of the Kabbalah Centre. If you do, you gain information. It’s pretty cool information. It’s amazing information. But it’s ONLY information. And it causes darkness in the world at the same time.
When you study from the lineage, it’s not intellectual study about information; it’s about transformation, enlightenment and deep change in the very soul of our being. It’s about diminishing the influence of our ego so more Light can flow through us and reach the rest of this world.
And to study from the lineage, one needs the merit, one must earn the right to be allowed on this path.
The truth is, we don’t choose the true path of Kabbalah! The path chooses us based on our merit from this and past life.
So if you are reading this article, it means out of seven billion people, you have the merit and opportunity to secure a spot on the Ark, the Tree of Life, the circle of protection that is offered to people during times of great judgment.
TEACHERS AND STUDENTS DON’T QUIT — THEY JUST THINK THEY DO
Kabbalist Rav Berg told me on more than one occasion that when students or teachers leave and quit the Kabbalah Centre, the are not really quitting. What happened, the Rav said, is their consciousness has fallen and their behavior was all about their own ego. Satan is then given permission to fill their heads with doubts and they will even see mistakes, just so they can “quit” the path.
But they did not quit.
The Rav told me that the Satan is the one who made them see things and perceive things and to draw conclusions and opinions that justify their quitting.
But in truth, the Rav said to me, they were kicked out by the Light because they never got rid of their ego and they lost the ability to be united no matter what and give unconditional love. And that is the sole purpose of life — to develop unconditional love. Unconditional means no matter what. Instead, people throw other people under the bus and slander and judge when another person is down. The Rav told me that is the nature of the Jew. Do not get mad at me. This is EXACTLY what the Rav taught me and told me. And the Rav was even tougher and more provocative than what I am saying here.
The Zohar says that the Zohar is the ark during times of judgment and those that are connected to the Light and path of the true lineage of Kabbalists will leave the exile and experience the redemption through mercy and pleasantness instead of judgment and pain.
Our appreciation for this is what secures us a seat on the Ark.