Torah, Deuteronomy 12:8 – 12:9: You shall not do as all the things that we do here this day, every man [doing] what he deems fit. For you have not yet come to the resting place or to the inheritance, which the Lord, your God, is giving you.
A person in the course of his development—wandering through the desert for forty years, entering the correct work with his desire that is called “entering the land of Israel” and rearranging this land (“Aretz” from the word “Ratzon,” desire) for bestowal and love by serving the Creator—finally begins to understand his previous mistakes and misunderstandings.
He realizes how he was led from above. The Creator purposefully caused him mistakes and misunderstandings so that he would see all of the problems and the right actions through them. It is impossible to reveal something if you don’t make mistakes prior to it. After all, in order to come to the correct understanding of some phenomenon, it is necessary to know it from both sides: right and wrong.
Question: So, does it mean that what seems to me as correct now is wrong?
Answer: We only give a person the method of correction, but we don’t engage with what he goes through and how he does it.
No one has the right to interfere with the internal problems, corrections, feelings, and movements of a person—no one, not even the teacher, let alone a student regarding another student! You watch from the side, you observe all of this, you understand that only in this way can he develop, and in no any other way, and you wait ten years, twenty years, or thirty years.
Of course, changes happen in a person every moment, but you can’t enter this and propose, “Let me do it, or let me finish it for you.”
There are many types of support and help from the teacher that the student doesn’t know about because they are not performed explicitly. On the contrary, to the student, it seems that he was abandoned, the teacher is not paying attention to him, and so forth.
It was even worse for me. I suffered, worried, was stressed, and couldn’t do anything, and Rabash was laughing in my face.
Question: Yet, you were very close.
Answer: That doesn’t mean anything. The spiritual work stays spiritual work. There are no privileges or actions of the teacher in order to help the student. Otherwise, the student won’t make it. He must be independent in all of his desires and qualities, and use them correctly, one hundred percent, for bestowal.
But it all depends on the devotion of the student to the teacher, the group, and the goal. Through them, he comes to devotion to the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/30/16