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Ten Luminous Emanations

The Motivating Force

Published: July 20, 2020
Originally recorded: December 18, 1986

Lesson Highlights

  • Atzmut ve’Kelim: The Essence of the Vessel (body)
  • Successive concealments of the Upper Worlds: The Essence becomes the Vessel
  • Manifestation of the seed
  • Atzmut: The motivating force or the Essence
  • Kli: The Vessel
  • Elevating above a robotic consciousness; Abraham springs from Terach to reflect the energy of Chesed (Mercy)
  • Changing the Law of Cause and Effect
  • Ba’al Teshuvah: One who returns to the Light after being disconnected
  • Super string theory and ten dimensions
  • There is no past, present or future in the Torah
  • Linear time and free will
  • The appearance of randomness
  • Rav Chaim Vital becomes Rav Akiva
  • Restriction is the only free choice
  • Time: The injection of Rachamim (Mercy)
  • Levels of restriction
  • The essence of the paradox
  • Restriction changes our reality

Lesson Description

Rav Berg continues revealing secrets concealed within two words at the beginning of this chapter: Atzmut ve’Kelim, the Essence of the Vessels. These words hint at the paradox contained within everything we experience.  We learn that the apperance of randomness is merely an illusion, that our only free will is the choice to restrict, and how through restriction we can change the reality we experience. 

This lesson continues with Ten Luminous Emanations, Volume 3, Part 1, Chapter 1, Paragraph 1 and was originally released on VHS as TLE #10 and 11 and on audio cassette as TLE #91B and 92.

About This Course

In 1932, the founder of the Kabbalah Centre, Rav Yehuda Ashlag began work on what would become one of the most seminal and important kabbalistic texts of all time - The Study of the Ten Luminous Emanations (Talmud Eser Sefirot). With his momentous revelation, Rav Ashlag pierced the veil that concealed the mysteries found in the writings of Rav Isaac Luria, secrets of life that have eluded mankind since the dawn of time. Now, in one of the most advanced courses offered by The Kabbalah Centre, Rav Berg’s classes on Ten Luminous Emanations are available to all who have a desire to learn. All those who long for truth can now join some of the greatest sages to ever walk the face of the earth in a journey to understand the very foundation of our existence. Starting in the mid-1980s through 1997, Rav Berg taught an early morning class on Kabbalah Centre founder Rav Ashlag's foundational text The Ten Luminous Emanations. A small group of students gathered before dawn to delve into some of the deepest secrets of Kabbalah. For many years, these lessons were only available in VHS and audio cassette formats. Newly remastered and released online for the first time, we invite you to join Rav Berg as he reveals how the physical and spiritual worlds came into being, how we can understand the source of our soul, and how we can achieve unity with the Creator.

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