Answer: There is no doubt that you will suffer anyway. Only when a person begins to study the wisdom of Kabbalah can he understand the meaning of suffering: where it stems from, where it is leading him, and how he can turn the suffering into the joy of attainment, into a state of perfect eternal life. On the next level of perception a person understands that he doesn’t actually exist in his current body, which seems to be real, but in a spiritual body. The wisdom of Kabbalah advises us to transcend to this phase even now. It isn’t mysticism, but a very serious science that enables us to understand how to transcend from the level of still to vegetative, from vegetative to animate, and from the animate to the human level of nature, and then to ascend even higher.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/10/16