The Torah Develops the Recognition of Evil in a Person
When one engages in the Torah [draws upon himself the Light of correction of egoism], one feels one’s remoteness [from spirituality] to the extent of one’s exertion.
– Baal HaSulam, Shamati, Article #56 “Torah is Called Indication”
For engaging in Mitzvot [work on one’s egoism which consists of 613 egoistic desires] and the work to bring contentment to our Maker rapidly develops that sense of recognition of evil [uncovers the egoism concealed in our 613 desires].
– Baal HaSulam, “The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose”