Question: Does critical thinking help a person ascend the spiritual ladder, or does it stand in his way? Should get rid of it?
Answer: Everything in a person was created for a reason. There is no need to destroy, humiliate, delete, lock, or hide anything. On the contrary, open everything up, but only so that it will help you advance spiritually. Eventually, you will see that it is a wonderful, extraordinary opportunity to use all of the nastiest, terrible natural or acquired impulses about which it is shameful to speak. You will fell how right and necessary they are. You suddenly will be able to fulfill them in a sublime, spiritual manner.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/10/16