The diaphanous truth of the eternal thing

Víctor Manuel Guzmán Villena

The study and practice of the Kabbalah teaches how really we all can receive and get the support that we are looking in life, but we do not know how to receive it, how to look for it, how to keep the support that we receive, so that's why our lives are in a constant chaos. Cabala is a Hebrew, Arameic word, which derives from the verb lekabel, that it means to receive.

The Kabbalah is the name that the Jews give to the mystical knowledge that originally was transmitted mouth to ear. Inside the big treasure of the Talmud, the book of the law (VIth century).

There are histories that they speak about the secret of these doctrines therefore was believed that such a powerful knowledge had to limit itself to a small group. Perhaps the most famous mystical work was the Zohar (or "the book of the divine splendor"), compiled by the rabbi Moses de León in Granada, at the end of the XIIIth century, although it usually quote at the beginning of the IInd century.

In the ancient Judaic literature, the Cabbala or "Tradition" (Qabbalah) was the entire body of the religious doctrine received with the exception of the Pentateuch. From the Xth century A.D. Cabala was considered to be as a secret, mysterious science and theosophical destined to explain, always with cryptic language, of the "emancipated" creation of the Universe for the definite Being like "One and Absolutely". Some cabalist, like Pico della Mirandola, Reuchlin and Schikard, gather the ancient tradition according to which the Kabbalah derives from the inspiration that God put on Adam, Abraham, Cradle, Esdras and all those who constitute the mystical circle of the last Prophets.

The Cabala comes to deliver to us the knowledge... but the decision is ours, that is to say applying the beginning of the free will, and it is important to manage oue selves inside this frame. Because one of the fundamental beginning is that of the system of cause and effect. This means that for every one of our action there is a reaction, an effect. That we are the cause of everything what comes to our life. Everything what happens is an effect of something in that we have been right or wrong, and therefore there is in our hands to achieve the change... what we did we can remedy it.

All the human beings have their own intention and mission in this life, but also there is a collective connection and a mission. What it happens to us in life we cannot consider it to be an injustice, because an entire justice exists in this universe. We must understand that we are not victims and that, of some form, we come to this situation for facts happened not necessary in this life but in past lives. Today we are the effect of previous lives and, what is more important, today we are the cause from what it can come tomorrow. The cabala gives the tools to transform the life and the life of the others, and that of the world.

What are these tools?

Are actually 72 sequences of letters and a meditation with the name of Anne Bejóaj that are integrated into the Book of Zohar, specifically in three paragraphs that describe the people of Israel out of Egypt and the opening of the Red Sea. There are no names in strict sense, because they do not even have vowels... they are pronounced according to the letters. explains Zimerman that in fact are sequences of Aramaic letters, which work like metaphysical antennas, channels, which transmit a specific energy of the spiritual world to the physical world. "They shape a table of high spiritual technology. Every sequence transmits an energy destined for a specific frame: health, finance, certainty... This sequence of 72 names was the one that used by Moses to open the Red Sea. He was not a God. He utilized the force of this sequence to achieve this opening. If he did it, any of us can do it".

The Tree of Life or sacred emanations

According to the sacred writing, God gave to Moses the specifications of the seven-arm candelabrum (menorah) in the mount Sinai. The piece was done of only one golden piece and, in the tradition of the Kabbalah, his seven supports and three unions constitute the unified and permanent world of ten Sephiroth. The arms on the left form the Pillar of Severity on the right and the Pillar of Mercy. The trunk that unites them is the Pillar of Balance, which symbolizes the divine will supporting the whole set in harmony and organizing the hierarchy of the Sephiroth.

The hierarchy is an expression of the creative activity of God it is perceived as a light beam and is evident in the sefirtu, which expresses the divine attributes in eternal balance sustaining any existence, forming the archetypal man Adam Kadmon. This can be compared with a point inside a circle. Ten Sephiroth were included in this point of light or essential point.

This point of light is imperceptible and indivisible, yet it has three dimensions: length, width and depth. Each of these three dimensions are divided into three parts: beginning, middle and end. Therefore, we have nine parts within this point.

In this essential point ten Sephiroth were emanated in the following order:

Keter-Crown, the first sefirah.

Keter or the crown, is the equilibrium point, is the first revelation of God and sets his divine name. It contains everything that existed, what exists and what will continue to exist.

Hokhmah-Wisdom, the second sefirah.

Hokhmah is the first attribute in the Pillar of Mercy. It is the intellect of the divine mind and a signal of talent in humans. This balanced with Binah, compassion, the opposite side of the pillar of severity.

Binah-Understanding or comprehension, the third sefirah,

Binah is the compassion and the first attribute in the Pillar of Severity. It represents the divine intellect, and it means the acceptance of tradition and the use of reason in humanity.

Hesed - Mercy, the fourth sefirah

Second attribute of the Pillar of Mercy, representing divine qualities of tolerance, generosity and love. In the Pillar of Severity is balanced by Gevurah, judgment.

Gevurah - Strength, severity, fifth sefirah

Gevurah, the trial represents divine justice and order. It is supplemented by the fourth sefirah, Hesed, the second attribute of the Pillar of Mercy.

Tiferet - Beauty, the sixth sefirah.

This is the heart of hearts, on which lies the essence of things. It is the first union in the Pillar of Equilibrium. Daat, or wisdom, is the union that continues to Tiferet, although this is not a sefirah.

Nezah – Victory or power, the seventh sefirah.

Nezaba is the eternity and the third attribute of the Pillar of the Compassion. Traditionally it was interpreted as the victory and it represents the expansive role of the God's armies and the dynamic, spontaneous and impulsive quality of the humanity.

Hod – Hod, the eighth sefirah.

Hod is the lowest attribute of the Pillar of the Severity. Translated sometimes like "splendor", it can refer both to the God's armies and to the passive qualities and cognitive of the human species.

Yesod - Foundation, ninth sefirah.

Yesod, the last one of the unions in the Prop of the Balance, is the foundation of everything existing, in the human beings, it represents the ego, or the base of the conscience.

Malkhut - Kingdom, the tenth sefirah

The last sefirah, the kingdom, symbolizes the God's presence in the matter. Traditionally it was considered that it had fourfold nature in allusion to four elements (water, fire, air and earth). Then, it understands that God is manifest in the world by combining these four elements.

The Tree of Life comes at a time four worlds are the four elements of the alchemists, the four seasons and the four astrological triplicity.

Each of the worlds-emanation, creation, formation and action-falls under the supervision of one of the letters of the Tetragrammaton IHVH as follows:

-The letter, I, is the world of emanation,
-The first letter, H, is the world of creation,
-The V is the world of training and,
-The second H is the world of action.


The Kabbalah reveals that there are two parallel universes, but there are many more, which are reflection of the previous ones. One is the real universe represented by the circle, which has no beginning and no end, and the other the illusion of the universe, represented by a straight line, which is finite.

The first universe is eternal, perfect, being truly the only one that has a real existence; it has existed and it will keep on existing and expanding forever; while another universe, the illusory one and which we believe that it is the only one that exists from our limited capacity of perception in the present moment, was created only to satisfy the needs of the human being and to share the creation process.

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