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ATTAINING THE WORLDS BEYOND
A Guide to Spiritual Discovery

ATTAINING THE WORLDS BEYOND
A Guide to Spiritual Discovery

BY

RABBI MICHAEL LAITMAN

COMPILED BY BENZION GIERTZ

LAITMAN Kabbalah Publishers

Executive Editor: Benzion Giertz

Laitman Kabbalah Publishers Website: www.kabbalah.info Laitman Kabbalah Publishers Email: info@kabbalah.info

ATTAINING THE WORLDS BEYONDCopyright ß 2003 by MICHAEL LAITMAN. All rights reserved. Published by Laitman Kabbalah Publishers, 299 Mullen Drive #35 Thornhill ONT. L4J 3W3, Canada. Printed in Canada. 1-866-LAITMAN. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews.

ISBN: 0-9731909-0-6Second Edition: November 2003

Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 How To Read the Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 1. Perceiving the Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Window to the Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Faith above Reason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

2. Spiritual Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Providence of the Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Realizing the Creator’s Rule . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

3. The Dining Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Act One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Act Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

4. Nullifying OurPersonal Interests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Let Kabbalah Be Your Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

5. The Purpose of Studying Kabbalah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 6. Spiritual Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Faith: Believing in the Oneness of the Creator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

7. Our Perceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 8. Structure of Spirituality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
False Pleasures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

9. A Plea for Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
In Memory of the Kabbalist Rabbi Baruch Ashlag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

10. Counteracting the Desire for Self - Gratification . . . . . . . . . 91

Contents

11. Inner Motion and Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Advancing toward Altruistic Pleasure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 104

12. Eradicating Egoism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
The Search for the Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

13. The Way of Kabbalah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
The Desire To Receive Pleasure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

14.Revelation and Concealment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Transforming Egoism to Altruism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

15. Gradual Spiritual Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 16. Inner Qualities and Outer Aspects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Spiritual Gradations . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
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