Question: After several years of studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, there are those who are happier and who are doing better at work, but on the other hand, there are those who become sadder and nothing in their corporeality makes them happy. Does it depend on a person’s character, or is it about a person’s level of development, and a person gradually changing?
Answer: A person undergoes many different states, so I cannot give you one definite answer to this question. We all change all the time. Everything depends on the society that we live in. We constantly undergo ascents and descents. What is more, if we carefully guard ourselves and know that we have to undergo states of ascent and descent, we have to organize the right society that will lend us a hand when we are in a state of descent and will seriously support us and pull us out of any state of descent to a state of ascent. This means that everything depends on the society.
Question: If that’s the case, a person can be happy even in a state of descent since he knows what to expect in the future.
Answer: Of course. If you understand that the descent was given to you in order to ascend in the future, there is no problem in rejoicing during the descent. The system works like a capacitor or any other device of accumulation. You operate in a certain spiritual regime, accumulate something, and then everything disappears, and so you must connect to the society in order to be nourished by it.
When this period is over, you will begin to ascend again, and to attain and accumulate again, and so on.
This means that it is according to different periods that you have to give spiritual energy to the environment, or the environment gives it to you. And thus, in these sequential periods, in this sinusoid, you will advance.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/2/20