Learning from RABASH disciples that sat and learned with the Rebe for years, is experience beyond any possible description. On one hand you observe and learn the most complex spiritual structures, yet you must always be able to break it down to two components – Ohr and Kli, while one of the components is constant and the second is the only variable in the existence.
Many people assume that it is possible to simply open Talmud Eser HaSefirot or other Baal-HaSulam books, read the text and understand on their own. This is not the case – without oral tradition that was heard directly from the Rebbe, one will be lost in Sulam’s texts, point that has been proven to me again and again. Once Baal-HaSulam said after a lesson looking at his students’ notes: it will take 20 years only to understand what you have learned today. He was not far from the truth – it has been almost twenty years since his son, RABASH, left us and his students started tedious work of compiling Talmud Eser HaSefirot with commentaries that they heard during the lessons. Twenty years later, and seven out of sixteen parts have been completed. Each word spawns pages of explanations and drawings and one chapter from the book becomes a book on its own.
As our sages taught – Kabbalah can be only transferred from Rebbe to student – there is no other way, even in our era of technology and connectivity.