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Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag (Baal HaSulam)

206. Faith and Pleasure

I heard in the year 1938

One will never ask about pleasure, “What is the purpose of this pleasure?” If even the smallest thought about its purpose appears in one’s mind, it is a sign that this is not a true pleasure. This is because pleasure fills all the empty places, and then of course there is no vacant place in the mind to ask about its purpose. And if one does ask about its purpose, it is a sign that the pleasure is incomplete, since it has not filled all the places.

And so it is with faith. Faith should fill all the places of knowing. Hence, we should picture what it would be like, had we had knowledge, and to that very extent there should be faith.

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