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Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam) - Time to Act

Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam) - Time to Act

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Time to Act
For a long time now my conscience has burdened me with a demand to come outand compose a fundamental composition regarding the essence of Judaism, religionand the Kabbalah, and spread it among the nation so that people will come tounderstand these exalted matters in their true meaning.Prior to the innovations in the printing industry there weren’t books among us thatrelated to the essence of Judaism, as there were almost no writers who could not stand behind their words, for the simple reason that in most cases, an irresponsible person isnot famous.Therefore if, by chance, one dared to write such a composition, no scribe wouldcopy it, as it would simply not return the investment, which was quite considerable.Thus, such a composition was doomed from the start to be lost.In those days, knowledgeable people had no interest in writing such a book, because the people did not need that knowledge. Quite the contrary, they had aninterest in hiding it in secret chambers for the reason that “the glory of God is to behidden”. We were commanded to conceal the essence of the Torah from those who didnot need it, or were unworthy of it, and also to not degrade it by displaying it in shopwindows for the lusting eyes of the boasting, because thus the glory of God demands.But ever since the printing of books became popular and inexpensive, thuseliminating the need for manual scribes, the way has been paved for irresponsiblewriters to publish whatever books they please, for money or glory. But they do nottake into account their own actions and examine the consequences of their work.From that time on, the publication of such non-credible books began tosignificantly increase, without any tutoring and mouth-to-mouth transmission from arabbi that is qualified for that, and even without knowledge of earlier books that dealtwith this topic. Such writers fabricated theories of their own empty shells and relatetheir words to the most exalted matters, and so claimed to portray the essence andfabulous treasure of the nation. Such fools cannot even know how to be careful, andthey permeate faulty views to generations, and in return for their petty lusts they sinand make the nations sin for generations to come.Recently their stench has soared upward, because they have plunged their nails inthe wisdom of the Kabbalah, not minding that this wisdom has been locked andchained behind a thousand doors to this day, that no person may understand the truemeaning of even a single word of it, much less the connection between one word andthe next. That is because in all the genuine books that were written to this daythere areno more than clues that barely suffice for a knowledgeable disciple to understand their true meaning, coming from the mouth of a wise and reliable kabbalist. And there toothe conspirators have multiplied, who make such delights that disgust those who behold them.Some of them even go as far as presume to assume the place of the leaders of thegeneration, and they pretend to know the difference between the ancient books andtell which of them is worthy of study and which is not. It is both frustrating andinfuriating because until today the work of discriminating the good from the bad had been limited to one in ten leaders of a generation, and now the ignorant abuse it.Therefore, the perception of these matters by the public has been greatlycorrupted. In addition, there is an atmosphere of frivolity and people think that aglance in one’s leisure time is sufficient for the study of such exalted matters. They

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