When most people hear the word Kabbalah, they think of grimy Jewish rabbis or sorcerers in black robes waving magic wands at their enemies late at night. The Kabbalah Centre clarifies the term, “An ancient wisdom that reveals how the universe and life work.” One of the foremost practitioners of Kabbalah in ancient times was the Jewish King Sh’lomo (Solomon), who once observed, “The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.”
The Proverbs of Solomon are often included in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles as excellent examples of how to take spiritual wisdom and make it practical in daily life. Kabbalah can make an individual healthier, wiser, more balanced, and peaceful. In American culture, it is common to hear people professing a certain religious tradition, but not finding the peace that the founder of their religion advocated. Kabbalah reaches across religions to help individuals take the universe’s spiritual laws and make them more real in their own daily life.
“Kabbalah teaches universal principles that apply to all peoples of every faiths and religions,” the Kabbalah Centre emphasizes. Since all people have a common Creator, there are certain principles that can help every person find the joy that they lack.
Kabbalah practitioners seek to remove the chaos found in modern life. Many individuals rotate between up and down emotional cycles. One day they are euphoric, the next day they are deflated. Learning the wisdom found in Kabbalah enables us to compensate for the up and down cycles. When we are up, we think of the down, and when we are down, we think of the up. People who learn how to balance their mental states in this way become far more successful and productive.
What are the basic spiritual laws of Kabbalah? One is personal humility. As long as an individual remains in a state of self-inflation, they cannot learn anything new and beneficial. Another is sacrificial generosity. Sharing time and resources with others enables a person to be used in more broad and effective roles. A third important Kabbalah principle is reciprocity, or the Golden Rule, “Do for others what you wish they would do for you.”
The goal of the Kabbalah Centre is to make what was formerly something only Jewish scholars practiced a system of thought for every person. The Kabbalah Centre emphasizes the nonsectarian nature of their system of thought. They want to make sure that every person feels welcome in their groups.
The Kabbalah Centre is happy to answer any questions you might have. They understand that many people would like counseling to improve their life. They have offices in 40 cities. The Kabbalah Centre was founded by Rav Yehuda Ashlag in 1922.