Question: What can I get from the friends’ words during the workshops, but can’t get from the lesson with the teacher?
Answer: When the teacher speaks everyone is silent, that is, they agree with what he says. There is a plus and a minus in this.
There is no internal work during this time because you are involuntarily suppressed, silenced by the knowledge, the height of the teacher as he is initially higher than you.
When you are together with the friends, you are working with someone who can be higher, lower, or at the same level with you. And here, you have a lot of work on lowering yourself, removing your “I,” canceling yourself. And in addition, you need to consider any of your friends to be the greatest. In this way, you “adjust” yourself to the Creator, prepare yourself to go by bestowal above reception, faith above reason.
From a Lecture on Unity Day Around the World, “Preparation for the Congress” 4/22/2012