I have many books about kabbalah.
I didn´t want start studying Zohar and Tes before I knew enough Talmud.
Anyway I don´t control many treaties , on the contrary I know very few. Can I study Kabbalah now ?
Baal HaSulam writes in Introduction to Talmud Eser HaSefirot that one should learn his books in parallel to other studies. ARI writes that one must learn each day 5 parts of Torah – mikra, mishna, talmud, Kabbalah and halacha – thus he authored the book called Chok Le-Israel which has all 5 parts in very compressed form for people who work full time (assuming one learned these topics before and can relate to them). Proper learning of Zohar is only possible when one went through Talmud Eser HaSefirot.
The books are aligned with Spiritual worlds as following:
- Torah – Asiya – The five books of Moses appear as set of corporeal events. Light is hidden and is only visible to those who know the mysteries of sacred knowledge
- Mishna – connected to the world of Yetzira
- Talmud – connected to Beriya (but has Mishna in it + some Torah, thus so popular now days as primary learning material)
- Kabbalah – connected to Atzilut – language of Lights and Vessels
Our sages stated that Halacha is the most desired learning, and it could be understood well based on Baal HaSulam’s approach to service to HaShem. If person learns how to observe Creator’s commandments (mitzvot) to bring pleasure to the Creator, he is working on his character to become Mashpia – the giver to the Creator; not because the Creator needs anything from us as He lacks nothing, but because this is His will in this world.
As for books – the books need to be authentic and one need Rav to guide him. As much as brilliant Baal HaSulam was his explanations are still hard to comprehend without proper guidance. Therefore the first step is to find the guide who teaches based on authentic books and also has proper midos