What Is The Cause Of Suffering?

laitman_293Question: Why do people whose time for correction has not yet come still need to suffer? And during the period of thousands of generations when the wisdom of Kabbalah was concealed, until the year 1995, what could they have done besides suffer?

Answer: Suffering is caused by the fact that our egoism must develop to point where it will truly want higher, special, and eternal pleasures.

So we had a long way to go, beginning from the creation of atoms, molecules, soil, and water, then primitive organisms, plants, animals, and finally to the human in his present state. This was a really long way and all of it in suffering.

It is only today that we have begun to develop in our final phase. But we now have the possibility of advancing with the help of the wisdom of Kabbalah, which is a special method by which it is possible to attract the Upper Light.

And then we can advance by the way of Achishena (hastening time), by accelerating our development without nature pushing us from behind through suffering, but through yearning to move forward by anticipating attainment. It is in this way that suffering stops. It means that it is possible to “run” forward toward the goal of creation faster than the “stick” that is always behind us, so that it will not catch up to us.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/28/16

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