Question: Am I a slave of pleasures or am I a slave of desires?
Answer: I am a slave to my desires. If I exchange one desire for another, then I always exchange a smaller desire for a greater desire that seems better to me. I am always only in my desires.
The question is: How can we rise above them? To transcend them, we need a group and the upper Light that will implement this action on us.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/15/18