The source of sufferings is the basis of the entire creation. Sufferings are created by the Light of the upper force that wants to fill the creature, and therefore leads and develops it. We can develop only through suffering that eventually leads us to the question about the meaning of life.
A person must rise above material pleasures, such as food, sex, family, money, honor, and knowledge and understand that there is an absolute and eternal fulfillment. The same Light that created sufferings will now fill them.
It doesn’t matter what we are suffering from, any suffering is a lack of fulfillment. This is why drugs are used so widely today. There are so many desires, a person wants this and that, and something else. And if he takes a drug he wants nothing and he can soothe the pain.
However drugs soothe the suffering through disconnection of the mind, specific receptors in the brain. And the Upper Light, while filling a desire, increases it and makes me want more and more in order to reach absolute and eternal fulfillment.
I don’t cancel suffering, suffering and the Light work together. It is called fulfillment in the middle line when I make sure that the suffering remains. I don’t try just to fulfill and extinguish it in order to lose all desires.
I appreciate my suffering that gives me an opportunity to constantly fill it and enjoy, moving from suffering to fulfillment, as if satisfying my hunger like in the way we try to increase our appetite before a meal, we go for a walk, eat something spicy, or talk about food. After all, the correct use of suffering brings pleasure.
People are ready to pay a lot of money to restore their appetite for food and sex; they pay psychologists to support their desire for family and avoid divorce. All desires are for our benefit and we shouldn’t suppress them. Even pain is good, because it indicates disease and compels us to go to the doctor and start treatment.
Suffering performs a very important function, therefore we shouldn’t just remove it, but we need to use it correctly. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah does.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 6/23/16