Question: It is typical for a person to think that he has freedom of choice: freedom to desire, to do, to choose. Why is it said in the wisdom of Kabbalah that a person living in this world has no freedom of choice?
Answer: If a person only saw in what way he is directed from above, how he was brought, sat down, and that question put into his head, he would then understand that, in fact, he is a puppet on a string, opening his mouth, tapping on a keyboard, and asking questions. That is how it is for each one of us.
All of us are puppets on strings. Basically, we are Malachim (angels), meaning little “beasts,” who are carrying out the program of creation through the connection between them.
Question: In other words, you are not insulted when you are told you have no freedom of choice, that you are teaching without free choice?
Answer: I wish that I could truly carry out all actions in full and absolute connection with the Creator, apparently without any doubts or decisions on my side. What I would truly want, is to see how much I am completely managed by Him and that my “self” has become a zero.
After all, everything I feel in the meantime are opposing forces that are acting and saying to me: “You are independent, you decide, you act!” I would rather see that all of this is not so; because in fact, only the Creator manages everything.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/22/17