Dear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. The commentaries in brackets are mine.
Only the Light in the Torah Reforms the Person
Thus, we see that the main [spiritual] work we must do [on ourselves] is to achieve the purpose for which the world was created—[give the Creator an opportunity] to do good to His creations—is to qualify ourselves to acquire vessels of bestowal [desire with the intention to bestow]. This is the correction for making the King’s gift complete, so they will feel no shame upon reception of the pleasures. And all the evil in us removes us from the good that we are destined to receive.
We were given the remedy of Torah and Mitzvot (commandments) so as to achieve those Kelim (vessels). This is the meaning of what our sages said (Kidushin, 30), “The Creator says, ‘I have created the evil inclination, I have created for it the spice of Torah [for its correction],’ by which he will lose all the sparks of self-love within him and will be rewarded with his desire being only to bestow contentment upon his Maker.”
– Rabash, The Rungs of the Ladder, “What Is the Substance of Slander and Against Whom Is It?”
Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 42
Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 41
Kabbalists On The Torah And Commandments, Part 40