What should I do about family members who are offended by my investing so much time in the wisdom of Kabbalah, about parents who scold me for being involved in something that is not clear what it is?
Answer: This is a problem. I experienced all of this myself. I had the same situations with regard to my parents. When I began to study the wisdom of Kabbalah, I closed a prosperous business and went to live near my teacher.
Understandably, the physical standard of living of my family declined and my parents were harmed by this a bit, but I had no other choice. For if it were not for the wisdom of Kabbalah, I would not have felt there was a reason to live in this world. This was my choice, and it is also up to you to make your choice.
Question: Is it impossible to travel to ski with friends once or twice?
Answer: Of course, if you have a desire for this, you can. But it is doubtful whether this would appear.
If we are seriously involved with the wisdom of Kabbalah, it completely holds a person’s attention and he is in it all his life.
And why else does he live in our world if we ask this question from the point of view of a real Kabbalist? Unfortunately, people do not know what they are living for.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/11/16