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The Writings of Rav Ashlag: The Thought of Creation

Pain and Pleasure


Published: February 26, 2019
Originally recorded: June 12, 2018

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Lesson Highlights

  • Pain and pleasure come from the Desire to Receive
  • Pain is experienced when we don’t get what we want
  • The Light wants to give us infinite fulfillment
  • The measurement of every pleasure depends on the level of the Desire to Receive
  • The greater the Desire to Receive, the greater the capacity to enjoy and vice versa
  • Ego desire is a limited desire, it is a small vessel that cannot sustain great and true blessings
  • A cancer cell doesn’t let go, it attaches without releasing and changing
  • Trusting the Light and releasing all worries


Lesson Description

Rav Ashlag explains that the only reason the world was created is to give pleasure to the entire creation. In this class, we learn the true reason of pain and pleasure as humankind is guided by the Desire to Receive.

Insights taken from the book, The Thought of Creation, pages 12-15, by Rav Ashlag.


About This Course

Rav Yehuda Ashlag, the founder of the Kabbalah Centre in 1922, shared all the insights he gained from the depth of his studies of Kabbalah in several written works, one of the most powerful and inspiring is The Thought of Creation which helps us understand the dynamic of the physical world and gives us tool to elevate our consciousness to the original intention of the Light for our lives.


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