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Kabalah

A WAY OF LIFE: “THE KABALAH”

Texts translated by Lorenzo Bermejo Thomas

When you hear this word, you will notice that a curious reaction occurs:... “Kabalah!... that is very complicated, isn't it?” I smile and say without a doubt: “Not at all!”

It isn't complicated but it is a hard commitment, because you enter in the endless search of yourself and that demands, one time after another, that you walk towards the UNICITY where we all come from, uniting the duality or multiplicity we think we are.

The Kabalah is a way of life and a companion that doesn't abandon you in any of our aspects: physical, psychic, mental, and especially, spiritual.

If you know the Kabalah, you can interpret any Bible text in four different ways:

PESHAT, the literal sense of the texts.

REMEZ, the allegorical sense, which refers to the things, situations or people that we can understand.

DERASH, the interpretative sense of the Scriptures, by comparing the words and verses, and through analogies.

And lastly, SOD, the mystic method or mystic interpretation of the sacred texts.

The first letter of these four methods gives us the word PARDES, with the literal meaning of “Orchard of fruit trees,” and in cabalistic language, “Paradise,” place from where we departed and where we wish to return...

The Kabalah is also known as “The Wisdom of the Heart.” The first letter of the Old Testament and the last one form the word “Heart” (LEB, Lamed-Bet) and the sum of the values of these two letters gives us 32: the thirty-two paths of wisdom that appear in the Tree of Life, made up of the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet and by the ten sephirot.

The cabalist first enters in the 22 paths, there he discovers the internal, external and secret values of each letter, looking at the signs that left those who followed the paths before. This way he walks the DERASH (path). He also discovers there is another name for “path” and that NETIVOT is the name given to the path you create with your actions, thoughts and speech through your life.

We don't find in the Kabalah a religion, but we do find infinite bridges for the soul to cross them and find food for its spirituality. Thanks to the Kabalah, a Jew will become a better Jew, a Christian will become a better Christian, and an agnostic will definitely cease to be an unbeliever... “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth” (Psalm 145,18).

To enter the marvelous and magic world of the Kabalah is to go into our enormous unknown palace... It is to discover each room, each dwelling, each corner, with the keys of will, study, love and unity that we find in each word, in each letter, in each symbol...

Through the Kabalah, one learns the specific destiny he wants to reach, he follows the map and interprets the symbols, he enjoys the landscape and doesn't hurry, because time is of God.

The Kabalah is spirituality made happiness. It helps you to set aside dependencies and makes you more receptive to the guide of the central SELF. It brings you near to the power that supports the Universe, for you to find that power by yourself.

The Kabalah makes you discover what is beyond appearances. It's like a net in the sea of the infinite and that way it feeds you. You will never eat the net, but you will thank it for its contribution, that nurtures you.

The Kabalah is work, will and love, searching without getting tired, and never dependency.

There are many lights in its path, which show us the ground we tread, the central road that will return us to the One, to the centre of centres, to our essence. All this I have shared with you is not mine, nothing belongs to me, I send you with these words my sincere wish of love and enjoyment when working the Kabalah.