When the soul comes to this world, it is anguished about the fact that it has been dispatched from the world of delight, merriment, and happiness, and placed in this world. Therefore, when a person emerges from his mother’s womb he cries, because the soul is crying about its arrival in this world.
(Rabbi Levi Yitzĥak of Berditchev, Kedushat Levi, Likutim)
Steinsaltz, Rabbi Adin Even-Israel (2021-04-12T23:58:59). A Concise Guide to Mahshava: An Overview of Jewish Philosophy . Koren Publishers Jerusalem Ltd. Kindle Edition. Kindle 9.99 dollar