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Questions & Answers

Q: What is the spiritual meaning of dreams?

A: Actually, there's no connection between dreams and spiritual forces. Our dreams are merely a physical phenomenon. They don't tell us anything about the soul. Hence, to ascend spiritually and attain the spiritual world, there's no point in analyzing dreams or sleeping in a specific pose. Kabbalists tell us that the transition to the spiritual world happens in a fully conscious manner.

Q: Who can study this wisdom?

A: Anyone who relentlessly asks, “What is the meaning of my life?” can study Kabbalah. This great wisdom can only be studied when there is an inner need, not through coercion. When Rav Kook was asked who was permitted to study Kabbalah, he replied: “Anyone who wants to.” If a person really wants to study, it is a sign that he or she is ready.

Q: Where is the soul?

A: The soul is linked with the Creator, senses Him, and is filled by Him, at least in the smallest amount. Spirituality is anything that is beyond time, space, and motion. It is that which is not linked with the sensation of the animate body, but is felt in some inner space in one’s senses, intended for the Creator only.