Cain and Abel: Inner meanings from the Kabbalah of the Baal HaSulam

Taking it personally: Cain and Abel

by yedidah on October 27, 2014


Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag teaches that through the light of the Torah we can come back to the way of affinity of form with the Creator. This light is most easily accessed in the stories of the revelation of God to our forefathers; stories whose energies can be found within ourselves.

The epic story of Cain and Abel appears on the surface to be a rather sordid story of fraternal jealousy and murder.

But if we look at the underlying elements we find that they indeed are to be found within us.

By considering what the basic identity and makeup of Cain and Abel was,  we can find how they are in fact elements represented in  each one of us. Once we have identified them,  we can ask ourselves the most important question of all: How do we stop our inner Cain “murdering” our inner Abel?

From Rabbi Ashlag’s essay, Torat Hakabbalah Umahutah; the Netivot Shalom on Bereishit, the Zohar Bereishit A and Bereishit B

Picture credit: From the National Geographic Channel ( Video series)

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