Extras - Our World Is an Illusion—See for Yourself - Official Kabbalah Publication of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute
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Extras - Our World Is an Illusion—See for Yourself

As much as Kabbalists may tell us that our world is an illusion, we won’t believe them. And we won’t even agree with modern science when it says the same thing. In fact, this is perfectly natural because we've never seen the world differently from the way we now see it—we’ve never had the opportunity to be “outside observers” of our world.

So, basically, we have two options for responding to such a challenging statement. We can say “That's impossible” and go back to our normal business, or we can go ahead and try it out for ourselves. That is, we can develop the necessary qualities or senses that will allow us to perceive something new that we’ve never felt before. Then we will feel the spiritual world that Kabbalists describe—and reach our own conclusion that our world is an illusion.

Today, many scientists already agree that we can’t see or understand anything without having the necessary inner models for it. So how do we build those models? The inner qualities required to feel the spiritual world gradually form in us as we study the authentic texts written by those who already have these qualities. Then, we can understand the Kabbalists’ invitation to us: “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”