Question: Humanity’s history is the history of the exploitation of the weaker by the stronger and more advanced. If it were that rocks rather than people suffered, it would be easier to relate to all of this; it would be like watching a movie. But it was people who suffered. Or is that also a part of the movie?
Answer: It is difficult for me to answer the question: “Who suffered?” In reality, it is our egoism that suffered.
That is why, ultimately when we achieve correction, in the corrected state we do not feel that we suffered, we detach from it and rise to a completely different and opposite level from the one who suffered.
It turns out that Kabbalists, who rise along the levels of spiritual attainment, discover true states and do not attribute the past to themselves. They attribute it to the control of egoism over them.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 7/16/17