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Shamati (I Heard)

Shamati (I Heard)
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Among all the texts and notes of Rabbi Baruch Shalom Halevi Ashlag (the Rabash), there was one special notebook he always carried. This notebook contained the transcripts of his conversations with his father, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Halevi Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), author of the Sulam (Ladder) commentary on The Book of Zohar and of many other works on Kabbalah. Not feeling well on the Jewish New Year in September 1991, the Rabash summoned his primary student and personal assistant, Michael Laitman, to his bedside and handed him that notebook. Its cover contained only one word, Shamati (I Heard). As he handed the notebook to him, he said to Laitman, "Take it and learn from it." The following morning, he perished in Laitman’s arms, leaving him and many of his other students without guidance in this world. Committed to Rabash's legacy to spread the wisdom of Kabbalah, Laitman published the notebook just as it was written, thus retaining the text's transforming powers. Among all the books of Kabbalah, Shamati is a unique and compelling composition whose power persists long after the reading is through.

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Edition: Paperback
Number of Pages: 408
Date Published: February 2009
ISBN #: 978-1-897448-10-6

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 A need for your collection April 11, 2010
Reviewer: Aundrea Marcoe from Sioux City, IA United States  
This is one of two books you need, if you study Kabbalah. The wisdom that this book holds, aspires one to find spirituality. Shamati has articles for someone of almost any level of study. I picked this book up after only two months of studying and still read from it often. I don't believe there is a better collection of articles from the mouth of Baal HaSulam out there.
This is really the most important book in my collection, I hold it very dear to my heart.

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5 of 5 A Personal Glimpse December 2, 2009
Reviewer: Patty Breton from Edmonton, AB Canada  
Shamati (I Heard) is a unique and fascinating glimpse into the legacy of the greatest modern Kabbalist who fervently believed that the time had come to share the wisdom of Kabbalah with the entire world.  The bulk of these selections are from the period of time during which Rav Yehuda Ashlag, (Ball HaSulam) was completing his seminal work on the Commentary to The Book of Zohar.

Shamati has a sense of intimate connection to the author.  It is as though we have been invited into Ball HaSulam's home and he has just chosen to share with us the deeper meaning of a specific phrase or concept from a Kabbalistic perspective.  Each selection generates the feeling of being the precise person for whom these words are intended resulting in a deep, open, vulnerable, inclusive, joyful connection to the Creator.

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5 of 5 shamati October 7, 2009
Reviewer: Jim McClaren from St. Louis, MO United States  
Shamati means I heard.  This book is a collection of conversations between Baruch Ashlag and his father, Yehuda Ashlag.  Yehuda Ashlag was known as The Baal Hasulam, master of the ladder, and was the greatest kabbalist of our times.  I know of no other book like this in the world.  It is not meant as an introduction to Kabbalah.  It was compiled by Michael Laitman and is used by serious students who study this great wisdom.

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5 of 5 Shamati...I heard August 23, 2009
Reviewer: sally stroud from klamth falls, OR United States  
What a privilege it is for anyone to read this book, the words will resonate and fill hungry hearts.  The notebook of the Rabash's conversations with his father, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Halevi Ashlag is a treasure that begins with the foundation of all wisdom: There is none else besides Him. On this solid base I could place all the remaining pages and see quite plainly the Creator's incredible love for mankind. The wisdom contained in Shamati touches on every concern I encounter on the path I have taken. Reading Shamati I have been encouraged and strengthened on my journey of discovery of the wisdom of the Upper Worlds. Rav Michael Laitman's decision to publish Shamati was an act of gracious kindness to the world.

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5 of 5 February 17, 2009
Reviewer: Peter LaTona from Edmond, OK, United States  
In the appendix of one of Dr. Laitman's books, the book of Shamati is not listed as beginner, intermediate or advanced reading. It is the one selection listed under textbook, and although I can see why, it is similar to referring to the Bible as a textbook. Instructional yes, but like the Bible, Shamati is a "Holy" book. Shamati is meant for the serious Kabbalah student and by that I mean the students of Bnei Baruch. There is a special reverence to this book, even when you do not understand all that you are reading. We are taught that the purpose of our study is not knowledge, but to attract the Light that corrects. Just having this book in your presence, you can almost sense the Light beaming down. I cannot imagine a student who would not want Shamati on their bedside reading table.

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