Connecting with a friend does not mean following his mind. When I subdue myself and hear what he says, it isn’t in order to later do what he says. I have to subdue my ego, but it doesn’t mean that I have to accept his advice.
I subdue myself before the inner connection among us. It is a totally different thing. I hear what he says, and I have to accept it as something that comes from the greatest in our generation before whom I subdue myself, discovering his inner level there, where he is in his spiritual height. Ein Sof is part of each of us; I actually subdue myself before this spiritual level in my relations with the friend, but not with regards to his corporeal opinions.
This is a very important subtlety. We don’t understand that all the worlds are in the relations among us, including the actual world of Ein Sof.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/5/12, Preface to The Book of Zohar