Remoteness from the Creator is the Reason for All Suffering
The reason for our distance from the Creator and our ability to transgress His will is none other than the “lack of our understanding in His Providence over His creations.” We do not understand the Creator! It is the source of all the torment that we suffer and the mistakes that we fail in. Clearly, by removing that reason, we will instantly be rid of any sorrow and pain and be granted adhesion with Him.
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot,” Item 42
The basis of all evil is self-love called “egoism.” It is opposite in form from the Creator who hasn’t any will to receive for Himself, but only to bestow.
– Baal HaSulam, “The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose”
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