Answer: It is in order to give a person the freedom of choice.
Question: Is it possible to say that every act of plunder, theft, violence, and murder have their origin in the system of negative forces?
Answer: The fact is that as long as we are in egoism, the system of positive forces will seem negative to us. Therefore, it is problematic to talk about the meaning of good and evil in our corrupt state.
Question: When I hear that someone creates my living conditions, it seems to me like there is some kind of screenwriter who has a personal relationship with me and is leading me toward him. Is this the right way to perceive the higher system?
Answer: Right. But the “screenwriter” sometimes attracts you with His left hand, sometimes with His right hand, and sometimes trips you up. He is leading you in such a way that you will understand the way and will begin to participate in it on your own.
Question: In which world does the division of the system into good and evil begin?
Answer: It begins from the world of Atzilut. The world of Atzilut is a world of goodness. The evil is found in the worlds of Beria, Yetzira and Assiya. But even in them, there is a good part and a bad part.
Question: In my mind there is no question or objection to Kabbalah. This is the absolute truth. But what astounds me is the lack of feeling. I have never been so far from feeling the Creator as I am now. What is the matter?
Answer: Very good. This is the discovery of the truth. You really are very far from the Creator. The fact that you feel this is already an approximation, some kind of truth, movement forward.
Question: Did the Creator create two forces: a desire to receive and a desire to bestow so that we will ultimately come to complete awareness that they do not exist, but that there is one truth: “There is none else besides Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35)?
Answer: To attain this higher truth, we must gather all the negative and positive sensations, thoughts, and actions, and begin to combine and match them in order to create a system that will show us the highest thought of creation. There is nothing more, just a point in Keter, the beginning of creation.
Question: Does a Kabbalist get more information because of the greater sensitivity of his soul?
Answer: A soul is the property of bestowal that a person acquires. If a person does not have the property of bestowal, then he does not have a soul. It is only through the property of bestowal that a person can understand what level he is at.
Question: Where do all the negative properties come from if they are absent in our root, since everything that exists was created by the Creator? Or are these negative properties simply the opposite side of the root, and our task is to connect everything within us?
Answer: The fact is that when there is one thing, then its opposite property must absolutely clearly manifest against it. One cannot exist without the other, only the Creator can. If a system of positive forces exists, it means that a system of negative forces also exists.
Question: Was the evil inclination that was created by the Creator immediately equal to him in magnitude, or has it evolved for thousands of years and become as it is?
Answer: Good and evil were created one against the other by a single higher power, which is, in fact, free of both good and evil.
Good and evil are always in balance, not in our world, but in the spiritual levels.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/17/18