Moving Away From The Source Of Goodness

 Question: The wisdom of Kabbalah is a science about receiving higher pleasure, but you say that the truth is attained through suffering. How can this be true? Are we destined to suffer?

Answer: Nobody is destined to suffer. On the contrary, the wisdom of Kabbalah is a science through which we attain the upper force from which only goodness is derived. But to feel this good, it is first necessary to experience the opposite feeling. We don’t need to immerse ourselves in suffering to do this. Just understanding its origin is enough for us. This is a huge difference.

I suffer from being far from the origin of goodness, and goodness is attained only within it. In the wisdom of Kabbalah, suffering is not felt as it is felt in the physical world, as a lack of fulfillment. Instead, it is a lack of the possibility of bestowing, like a cow suffers when she wants to nurse a calf, when she is bursting with an abndance of milk.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/15/16

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