Rabbi Yisroel Glick
Is transcendence a good thing?
If it is, does that mean it is ALWAYS a good thing?
We might pursue transcendence because we appreciate how incredible the experience is, which can be very self-serving.
Or we might pursue transcendence because we recognize the true value of uniting with infinity, not only for the benefit it brings to ourselves, but also because it is ultimately the ideal state of existence from the perspective of the purpose of existence.
Pursuit of transcendence for this second reason -- the right reason -- does not look how we'd expect it to, but it gets us there!