Question: Many times you have called the people who have gathered in Sochi a group even though externally this is not a group; rather, it is an activity composed of people who constantly change. How is it possible to understand better what a group is according to this example?
Answer: For me, Sochi is a group. This is a community of people who have not yet attained unity, but who are with an inclination towards this in all of its various parts: They alternate, change, and are replaced, but it is a group.
This is a group. It is a team that was not only present here but was also supported from afar. This is because there are people who weren’t in Sochi but made an effort to be inside with you. They participated virtually in your meals and in workshops. They tasted what you are feeling here and what those who weren’t here didn’t. And this is called the “Sochi Group.”
From the Convention In Sochi 8/25/14, Lesson 3