Question: We live in the physical world where there are many temptations. We are only able to give if we receive. How is it possible to direct the desires of corporeal pleasures to bestowal?
Answer: If there is a correct intention in your mind then do what you want, since you won’t be able to do anything bad. You will do what you need to do in order to raise the body and soul. Let’s suppose that you need to eat two lunches because your body demands it, so eat, but together with this, you need to have the correct intention.
Question: Will my desires interfere with my spiritual work?
Answer: But if you have the correct intention, then how could they interfere? There can’t be an act without the correct intention, since the intention determines the meaning of the act. A person can do anything if he has the correct intention.
In principle, the wisdom of Kabbalah forbids any kinds of restriction. If you cling to the Creator, and you hold Him like a bulldog, then you do all the rest of the things. You do them because it’s needed for your progress.
From the Novosibirsk Convention 12/9/12, Lesson 6