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Michael Laitman, PhD

Connection Between Suffering and the Goal of Creation

Q: I can’t find an answer to a very important question. How does physical suffering lead to the emerging of spiritual desires and needs? What’s the connection?

A: One comes to Kabbalah with the question, “What is the sense of my life?” Then, one begins to study, and draw the surrounding Light that activates the desire for the goal of Creation (and not for some imaginary “spiritual spheres”).

There is no difference in various kinds of suffering; the distinction is only external, in their raiment. They all exist due to the lack of Light in the desire. Similarly, all kinds of pleasure come from the Light, regardless of the fact that we feel them in different objects.

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