“Everywhere the speculations of the Kabbalists treat of Evil as a FORCE, which is antagonistic, but at the same time essential, to Good, as giving it vitality and existence, which it could never have otherwise.
There would be no life possible (in Mayavic sense) without Death, nor regeneration and reconstruction without destruction.
Plants would perish in eternal sunlight, and so would man, who would become an automation without the exercise of his free will and aspirations after that sunlight, which would lose its being and value for him had he nothing but light.
Good is infinite and eternal only in the eternally concealed from us, and this is why we imagine it eternal. On the manifested planes, one equilibrates the other.
Few are those theists and believers in a personal God, who do not make of Satan the shadow of God; or who, confounding both, do not believe they have a right to pray to that idol asking its help and protection for the exercise and impunity of their evil and cruel deeds.
“Lead us not into temptation” is addressed daily to “our Father, which art in Heaven”, and not to the Devil, by millions of human Christian hearts.
They do so, repeating the very words put in the mouth of their Savior, and do not give one thought to the fact that their meaning is contradicted point blank by James “the brother of the Lord.”
“Let no man say when he is tempted. I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man” (Epistle of James 1:13).””
H. P. Blavatsky