Kabbalah! Cult or religion?

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During the 6th and 13th century, the Jews in some parts in Europe developed kabbalah. With it’s less than two dozens spelling, Kabbalah or Qabalah to some, from the Hebrew letters qof-bet-lamed means to “receive” or to “accept”.

According to tradition, when man received the written law (the 10 commandments) from god, it was said that God also gave man an oral law, it was not written and was believed that only a selected few were given true meaning and understanding. It was passed down from generations after generations hidden for thousands of years. It was at that time that oral law was referred to as “kabbalah”, the oral tradition.

Torah, meaning the “Law” Is the first five books of the Old Testament. It was said that the books was also accompanied by the oral Tradition and supposedly possess a deeper knowledge of the books secrets, it gave claim to have hidden wisdom of the unwritten Torah communicated by God to Moses. It was Theorize, that by studying the books of torah, one can unlock the secrets of the creation. (Genesis 1)

Kabbalah is shrouded with lots of confusions and are often misunderstood. It is a way of life, a discipline, a way of looking at the Universe and a way of knowing who God is in our lives. It’s ancient, yet a new world of concepts that teaches us the structure of life. It seeks to explain the nature and purpose of existence. It presents methods to aid understanding of these concepts and to thereby attain spiritual realization.

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