Answer: It will be easier for the next generations to correct their ego because we are paving the road for them. We are the pioneers, and that is why it is so difficult for us. When I began to study, there were no easy books about the wisdom of Kabbalah. There were no introductions, and my teachers spoke in a language that I didn’t understand at all.
Today, everything is much easier and simpler. There are many materials on our Internet site, and everything has been prepared for you, for those who study. I hope that new students will arrive who will open new opportunities for us and give us a big push toward the right description of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
Question: People who read the writings of Baal HaSulam don’t understand anything, which means that there is no way they can understand him without commentaries.
Answer: When I began to study, it wasn’t easy either. On the other hand, I had the feeling that I was drinking fresh water—that I was by a spring that I couldn’t reach, but it was spraying drops of fresh, cool water on me. I couldn’t reach the water, but it was fresh. This feeling lasted for a very long time.
My teacher always said that many pennies add up to a big sum, which means that every small effort is added to the previous effort and that you need a lot of patience for that.
I didn’t have a group and friends who studied with me. I had no one by my side but my teacher. On the one hand, it was very hard. However, on the other hand, I realize today that it was necessary in order to bring me up as an independent individual, a lone wolf, a loner who could advance in life without needing anyone. This is the reason that I can be independent today.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/16/16