Question: How do I know if I feel the right joy that does not come from egoism?
Answer: This should be clarified gradually. It happens that a person stays in bad states for a day, or two, or three. And later it all passes and he realizes that all this time he was under the special ruling of the Creator, and sees how much this helped him.
The main thing is to bow your head and go through all these states. There is nothing more general that I could advise in any state. All the time feel that it comes from the Creator, and you bow your head and go forward.
Question: How to determine that you are in spiritual joy? How can you check yourself?
Answer: If the joy is from good deeds, meaning when you draw closer to the Creator through people, then this is spiritual joy.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 4/26/20