©2007 Michael Laitman; (P)2007 Laitman Kabbalah Publishers
Peter J Morris
Its not too often that a commentary on the true meaning and purpose of life offers anything near as insightful as this audiobook.
Whilst most of the ideas put forward here are founded upon an ancient Jewish tradition it's ideas and principles are very much modern and completely in accordance with the Western mind.
It is not, however, for the faint-hearted. A little understanding of the Kabbalah helps to unravel the gems contained in here. Thankfully modern quantum physics comes to our aid and once again a little personal knowledge in this areas helps to unlock some of the key commentaries found within.
This is not a book simply to be listened to and discarded. Instead it requires time and patience to unravel its deeper mysteries and in parts this can be challenging. Nevertheless this book returns time and again all effort expended to understand it in equally rich and deeply rewarding ways.
Highly recommended and excellent value for money.
I did not understand the path of Kabbalah before I listened to this book. At the end of the book I am sorry to say that I still don't understand Kabbalah. It says refer to figure number ? There are none in a audible book. Technical terms, specialised words, their meaning is often vague or unclear. This is a book for someone who is already acquainted with Kabbalah.
"I've repeatedly listened to it."
I will continue to listen to it from time to time. Each time I understand more, become more.
Information everyone should have at hand.Narration is very good and the context is interesting and informative.
I have already listened to it twice. If you have "been there", "done that," "been around the block" and searched for answers without finding them, I sincerely believe you should listen to this amazing exposition of Kabbalah.
The whole thing...the whole audiobook is 'holistic' and hangs together. This came at the right time for me. I can only wish, with the greatest respect, the same for other prospective listeners.
Tony Kosinec reads the story in wonderful clear, beautifully paced style - He manages to convey, by his own clear understanding of this challenging subject, a "reality" and a freshness to the whole thing...Marvelous!
"A Whole New World!"
I am very grateful to have discovered this book. More: I THANK GOD I was led to this source of information.
Very fascinating…the philosophy is very interesting and coming from a Christian background was kind of new and exciting. The references to What the Bleep Do We Know where right on and Kabbalah’s inter woven concepts with natural laws are certainly interesting. I would recommend this book for anybody seeking information on the philosophy of the Kabbalah. Although I warn you, you must be very open minded.
"Your Life Has Meaning sums it up."
What I liked the most was the perspective and logical connection this book makes with my relationship with others.
Humanity is the main character and the role humanity plays in the environment.
Tony Kosinec brings a calming narrative to the words that resonate in the very soul of the listener.
A BOOK EVERYONE SHOULD LISTEN . I reccomend it highly.
"Another useful tool"
If you are seeking the path of enlightenment and are on your own quest for spiritual growth and understanding this book is another useful tool in comprehending the world of musical spiritual nature that runs within all of humanity.
Good and enlightening information. brings a lot of clarity to points that remained un clear.
"interesting, fun listening, brilliant book"
about how it was explained. It's easy to understand and also profoundly insightful.
very very good book.
"Thank god for the 1.5 speed setting."
The Narrator is good but he talks a little slow. Once you speed it up to 1.5x the speed it is better.
I bought this book because I thought it would be a little more advanced. NOT! I am not really impressed. I had hoped Kabbalah would evolve a little faster into todays world but no. Honestly I have yet to find a book that match my understanding of life. Most of the stuff in this book I wrote in notes when I was 9yo, but in layman terms. Personally I believe I wrote all the original Kabbalah books and I was the Dalai Lama the first 8 times. But the last 3 times I came back to update the knowledge they killed me off. No one wants the new understandings. They are satisfied with the cryptic old ways.
This book says it is trying to save humanity and that is why Kabbalah is coming out now. But the book doesn't tell you anything. This book says it is not religious but it talks about how the "Creator" created everything? I understood everything said in this book because is very below basic, but it takes these basic terms and cryptifies it (My word I coined it). ;)
I really think this book is worth 2 stars, but because I don't want to mess up its stats, I am going to give it 4. If you are a Kabbalah follower, please don't flame me, but feel free to send me an email and test me. I am not human and that is a fact! hehe... But you won't know for sure unless you ask. If you are trying to find a less cryptic way to evolve to that next step, I can probably help. If you read all this then you are probably an Energy User of some sort and have spent most of your life knowing that all your friends will ever know the real you and you have NO ONE you can really talk to about Life on a scale that will evolve the energy within.
In this book they use the word "Bonding" like I use the words "Social Core". The Social-Core is like "the matrix" in some ways... It's a bubble of influence that has surrounded this planet. And the expectations of everyone in this Social Core impose certain realities upon everyone within it (most have eyes but they can not see.). This was not an accident. Burning witches at stake, killing most of the Druids, destroying the free thinkers, closed the parallels of Life's magic(K). We need to create a new Social-Core another bubble of influence within the current bubble, in order to change the rules. But first (and this book said this in a more cryptic way, but I agree) you have to Awaken from within. We must take the next step beyond the image we see in the mirror.
This book uses the word "Creator". ARG! bla bla bla... When I hear that word I think JW's. lol. "Universe" I can handle, but the word Creator? Seriously polluted. I believe Kabbalah is consistently contradicting itself. I do agree with about 65% of what I have read (across a few books) but I believe it complicates simple basics. If for example there were.. 10 levels to awakening... Let's also say the average person is at step 3 and people starting the process of awakening are playing with step 4. Kabbalah explains in cryptic terms levels 123 in TOO MUCH cryptic details, plays a little bit in step 4 skips step 5,6 and 7. Theorizes on step 9 and tell you after that... is step 10 no details and NO DIRECTIONS.
If you read all this, then you are doing one of two things. Either your all knowing and are fixing to flame me with without sharing any real tidbits (Please understand I am thirsty for knowledge that's why I keep searching, also note I did give 4 stars, that should be worth something.) or... you are hoping I am not BS'ing you. I am not.
If you find my facebook slash rwhorne, you will not see anything about this kind of thought on it, because I work a professional life and people are not ready or interested in evolving the energy inside. So I let them be who they want to be, just like you probably do for others most of the time.
I really do hope I haven't hurt anyone's feelings and I really wish I could find something a little more advanced. I am beyond expert, but I am not flying yet. (working on it) :)
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