The Torah Develops the Recognition of Evil in a Person
If one engages in Torah and Mitzvot [by studying Kabbalah in order to reveal the Creator, which is the only reason the Torah was given], even for one’s own pleasure [selfishly, for self-gratification, and not in order to reach love of others], still, through the light in it, he will feel the terrible inferiority and depravity in the nature of reception for oneself. At that time, he will devote his heart to retiring from this nature of reception and will completely dedicate himself to working only to bestow contentment upon his Maker. Then the Creator will open his eyes and will show him a world that is utterly perfect.
– Rabash, The Rungs of the Ladder, “There Is an Appointee Above Who Strikes Him and Tells Him, ‘Grow,’ in the Work.”