Kabbalists On The Purpose Of Creation, Part 1
Dear Friends, I will begin posting selected quotes of great Kabbalists on various subjects. Please ask questions about these passages. I promise to answer them.
The Creator Is the Absolute Good
And because we realize that the Creator is, in and of Himself, complete and needs no one to help Him to completion, since He precedes everything, it is therefore clear that He does not have any will to receive. And because He has no will to receive, He is fundamentally devoid of a desire to harm anyone; it is as simple as that.
Furthermore, it is completely agreeable to our mind as the first concept, that He possesses a desire to bestow goodness upon others, meaning to His creatures. And that is evidently shown by the great Creation that He has created and set before our eyes. For in this world there are beings that necessarily experience either a good feeling or a bad one, and that feeling necessarily comes to them from the Creator. And once it is absolutely clear that there is no aim to harm in the nature of the Creator, it necessitates that the creatures receive only goodness from Him, for He has created them only to bestow upon them.
Thus we learn that He has only a desire to bestow goodness, and it is utterly impossible that any harmfulness might be in His domain, which could emit from Him. Hence we have defined Him as “The Absolute Good.”
– Baal HaSulam, Article “The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose”
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NOTHING THAT HAPPENS IN OUR WILL TO RECEIVE IS BAD ONLY WE EXPIRIENCE IT LIKE THAT UNTIL WE UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYTHING AS WE PERCEIVE AS BAD IS FOR OUR GOOD TO PUSH US TO HIGHER WORLDS TO OUR GOAL,OUR GOAL IS TO ATTAIN PERFECTION AND TO WALK WITH HIM…I CHANGE TO BESTOWAL BY UNDERSTANDING THAT EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IS BECAUSE IT IS CREATORS WILL TO BESTOWAL TO HIS CREATURES…