From The Meaning Of Suffering To The Meaning Of Life

laitman_532Question: Why do children suffer? After all they are helpless innocent creatures. If there is a God, how could there be so much pain and how could He allow so much suffering in the world?

Answer: The world is full of suffering and we cannot justify the fact that someone kills, steals, or afflicts pain on others.

But when a person begins to feel that the sufferings on the corporeal level can bring him to some correction, to the acceptance of justice, to the feeling pleasure and healing, he begins to justify these sufferings. On the whole, we don’t understand that sufferings don’t come in response to any transgressions, like the suffering of small children, for example, who haven’t done anything wrong yet. They only come in order to force us to look for the meaning behind them; they are the “stick” that spurs us to do so.

The problem is that we don’t feel or understand why we should be beaten and the blows may be very serious.  We see what happens in children’s wards in hospitals and what is happening in the world in general. There is tremendous suffering that eventually connects to one general desire that forces a person to be wiser and to begin to realize that he was created to perform a certain mission.

It is actually the feeling of injustice, meaninglessness suffering, and the lack of understanding of their source, the reason why such things happen, which invoke the question: Where does it all stem from? After all, there must be a reason for it!

The sufferings leaving us with a question mark direct us to the search for their real reason that we eventually find by making a switch from the search for the meaning of suffering to the search for the meaning of life.

Basically there isn’t even the slightest clue in the sufferings that we experience that they are for a certain cause. But this is the only reason we feel them.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/3/16

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