What is the purpose of our existence? This is perhaps the one question that has haunted the very basis of human life and one whose answer still eludes us. But what if there was a form of meditation that could provide us with answers to all our questions? The Kabbalah form of meditation promises us just this among other benefits!
Before we go on any further, let us back track a little and find out Kabbalah really means.
Kabbalah in Hebrew literally mea ns “receiving” and is the core of all spiritual Hassidic Judaism teachings. It is said that those who adhere to the teachings of Kabbalah enjoy a spiritual intimacy with God and become privy to the reasons behind his work and develop a prophetic understanding of the laws of nature.
Kabbalah meditation like all forms of meditation is a channel through which we can learn to focus the mind. The purpose of that focus is to create a deeper level of spiritual intimacy with God. It enables the human mind to go beyond the experience of the tangible world and open our hearts and mind to the gifts of the spirit, like wisdom, knowledge and peace.
The source of the Kabbalah can be found in the ancient book of “Zohar”, which in Hebrew means “splendor”. The Zohar is a collection of scared writings that deals with the concepts of reincarnation, miracles, and visionary experiences and of the presence of unseen forces. It was thought to be far advanced by religious scholars of its time and thus was suppressed as they feared that mankind was not ready to accept and understand the teachings and wisdom of the Zohar.
However in today’s age science has opened doors to queries and questions that has enabled a better understanding of the world; religious scholars and followers of Kabbalah now feel that the time to introduce mankind to the ancient and vast wisdom of the Zohar has come.
Kabbalah was viewed as inexplicable mysticism in ancient times. However, the principle behind Kabbalah meditation is to use the wisdom of the Zohar and enlighten those areas of our lives which elude our understanding. It enables us to find answers pertaining to our existence, and questions that revolve around life and death.
Followers of Kabbalah say that Kabbalah meditation answers three crucial questions which are; who we really are, where did we come from, and why we are here?
Kabbalah meditation is often mistaken to be a religion which is linked to Judaism. Although Kabbalah was meant to take man on a spiritual journey which could bring him closer to God, its learning and mastery is not restricted to only followers of Kabbalah.
The benefits and teachings of Kabbalah meditation transcend faith, race and orientation personal or political.