Michael Laitman, On Quora: “Why do some people suffer so much in this life, especially the children and the innocent?“
The world is full of suffering and we cannot justify murder, theft or any kind of affliction of pain on innocent people, especially children.
However, when we start feeling that suffering in our corporeal lives can lead us to some correction—to the acceptance of justice and sensations of happiness and healing—then we start justifying the suffering that we endure here.
We cannot understand the suffering afflicted on innocent people, such as children, who have done nothing wrong in life. The purpose of such suffering is solely in order to make us seek its meaning and purpose.
The problem is that we neither feel nor understand why we suffer, and some pains might be very severe.
There is an incredible amount of suffering sweeping through the world, and it all eventually connects to one overall desire that prods us to become wiser and start waking up to the reason for our being here.
As hard as it is to fathom, feelings of injustice, meaninglessness, purposelessness, emptiness, suffering, and not understanding why all kinds of negative phenomena take place in our lives, awaken questions about the cause of the suffering, and ultimately, the meaning of our lives.
The more suffering humanity sustains, the more a question mark forms that makes us want to seek the reason for suffering and the meaning of life.
Based on the Virtual Kabbalah Lesson on January 3, 2016.
Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.