The Purpose of Worldly Pleasure

“The main purpose of man’s existence in this world is solely to fulfill the commandments, to serve the Eternal, and to overcome tribulations. The pleasures of this world are only meant to aid and assist him and to give him contentment and peace of mind, thereby allowing him to turn his heart toward that service that is his responsibility.”

Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, The Path of the Just, Ch. 1

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s