Answer: It is not about freedom. Rather, in the meantime, there is no other structure through which it is possible to feel the next level before even entering it. It is discovered very sharply and suddenly, as a result of gathering immense internal potential.
Essentially, you are building yourselves. In the connection between you, you begin to acquire some new sensations, habits, characteristics, and intelligence, and to discover all kinds of different feelings. In this way, even before entering the upper world, you build within yourselves a system of consciousness and the perception of it.
When a person proceeds alone, everything happens differently. Today our world is moving in a different direction, only in the form of a group! If there is no group, it is very difficult to work in pairs, and it is even more difficult to work as a pair with the teacher. It is difficult because you begin to abuse him, belittling him and relating to him as a parent. In general, this is how we relate to parents, as if they owe us something.
My teacher, Rabash, had a similar situation. He told me how difficult it was for him to nullify himself constantly toward his father. So, it is also difficult to nullify yourself toward the teacher if you learn with him in a pair. This is called student–friend, and this is not easy.
So, be thankful, and consider yourself blessed that you have a group.
From the Convention In St. Petersburg “Day Two” 9/20/14, Lesson 3