Question: Upon returning from Sochi there is the fear of adhering to the friends who weren’t there so as not to catch viruses of the external world from them. How can we overcome this distance and not feel elated about being in Sochi while they weren’t?
Answer: When I look at everyone with an external perspective, I see that the Sochi group is much higher, more united and enlightened than the friends who were not here.
Of course, I cannot adhere to them after Sochi. On the other hand, the Creator has given me this state! He depicts this picture for me. But in fact I have to look at the group like Rabbi Yossi Ben Kisma who, as a great Kabbalist, saw the future state of his students who were still mediocre.
The future is actually constant, which means that you can see that the whole world is corrected even now. All these states exist in the spiritual world! They are simply portrayed to us in a certain order according to our ability to perceive them. Therefore it is said: “They have eyes but they cannot see, they have ears but they cannot hear.”
I will try to look at the group before me as a higher group than the one in Sochi, since in Sochi I saw an advanced group according to my attributes, while here, I see a group that is not corrected according to the same attributes.
One judges according to his own flaws and so I have to make an effort to see them as greater than the ones in Sochi, and to adhere to them with my soul, to the same state that I reveal in them as a higher state.
Then a new opportunity will open up for me, but it will already be the next higher level, when I correct all the ego that I see in my friends through my attitude towards them. I don’t see this ego; I already see it as corrected.
From the Convention In Sochi 8/25/14, Lesson 2