Question: All these corporeal pleasures that we usually receive: food, entertainment, sex, etc., come to us through the so-called “pleasure center” in the brain. Research in this area shows that we even receive spiritual experiences through this center.
Answer: All pleasures come from the Creator, no matter what they are, good or bad, pleasures from loving someone and bestowing to him, or from taking or stealing something from someone. In each case, it all goes through the same system.
The question is what happens to us: does it distance us from the Creator or does it bring us closer to Him? That is the whole difference.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/26/20