Purifying The Vessel Of The Soul

laitman_571_03Question: Are we responsible for all the sufferings that we encounter?

Answer: The Creator who created evil is responsible. It is written: “I have created the evil inclination; I have created the Torah as a spice.” If we change the evil to good, we will reach the level of the Creator. Everything in our world is arranged so that a person will dig and discover the problems in his nature, in the nature of his evil inclination, and will find a way to overcome these problems by properly using the method of correction.

If such questions come up, it means that a person is ready to start using this method, and then he gradually realizes why everything was created the way it is and not differently. Then it will be clear to him that the Creator is the special force of nature that includes all of creation, all of nature, all the upper levels, that are inaccessible to us now but which we will reveal.

When we correct the egoism the Creator intentionally created as cruel, immense, and universal, we become the managers of all of nature, both in our world and in all the other worlds. Humanity will ascend to the level of eternity and perfection even without having to die, we will simply ascend to the next level.

Humanity is at the level of development when the question about the meaning of life arises in most people. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, this indicates that we have matured and reached the level at which we are ready to perceive and to adapt to the upper world.

Question: Why do we suffer if the thought of creation is for man to enjoy?

Answer: The reason is that we don’t correct ourselves. If we knew how to do it and started the process of correction, we would immediately feel better, climbing the levels of the ladder of goodness.

Comment: There is an interesting fable about this. A thirsty man stands by a stream of fresh water and tries to fill a dirty glass. The water seems tasteless, bitter, and he cannot drink it so he curses the dirty stream. This is how we often curse the Creator who sends us sufferings.

When a person finally realizes that the cause is not the water, but his glass, everything will change. He cleans and purifies the vessel and the taste of the water changes, then it becomes clear to him that the water in the glass was always pure, even while he suffered.

Answer: Yes, this is our life, but we will be able to enjoy life only if we can draw the right forces out of them.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/16/16

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