Answer: Controlling one’s feelings and emotions is a precondition to a person’s spiritual advancement, but it does not happen the way it does in our world. In the corporeal world, it seems to a person that he does everything by himself. The moment he begins to attain spiritual degrees, he sees that he cannot manage himself in any way.
The wisdom of Kabbalah immediately shows a person to what extent he is a “rag,” as my teacher used to say, and does not control himself. The only thing he can do is summon the upper Light with the help of a well-organized environment, which means to summon the special force that will change his desires.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/21/16