Two questions I received on mental and physical illness:
Question: How does Kabbalah explain mental illness and how can it be solved if not through conventional methods (which as we know do not seem to work)?
My Answer: Only the general correction will save us from these illnesses.
Question: Why does the Creator force us to be consumed with the physical body by giving us terribly painful conditions and deformities that we cannot fix in this world? He wants to raise us to Godliness, but forces us to live despicable lives where the troubles of the body prevent us from even functioning in this world. Why is this so?
My Answer: We cause all the diseases ourselves by our unwillingness to correct ourselves. See Items 69-71 of “Introduction to The Book of Zohar.”
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