Luck - Official Kabbalah Publication of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute
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Why is one person rich and famous, while another has to work hard and remain anonymous? Why is one person born with a silver spoon in his or her mouth, while another is born into a poor family?

The Kabbalistic meaning of the term, “Mazal” (luck) comes from the root NaZaL (dripping). It describes a process where Light, or energy, “drips” from the Upper Degree to the lower one.

For Kabbalists, who know the laws that operate the system of reality, this “dripping of energy” is planned and predetermined. But for us, who are unfamiliar with this system of rules, this “dripping” seems incidental and unpredictable. This is why we call it “luck.”