A question I received: I often hear that it’s pointless to restrict our reception of corporeal pleasures since this does not affect our spiritual state. This sounds like permission to do whatever you like. If this is true, why then does the Creator send us feelings of remorse, self-loathing, disgust, or guilt when we indulge in certain pleasures? What if these pleasures are considered normal indulgences in our society, which at one time we deemed okay to delight in? Why the change in our definition of right and wrong if corporeal acts don’t matter?
My Answer: You are contradicting yourself. The Creator is a source of pleasure, and therefore His goal for creating all of creation is to please the creatures. Until we attain this, until we attain the absolute pleasure, we will not be able to please Him! Keep reading Kabbalistic texts and you’ll figure this out!
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