Question: I am a lone wolf by nature and I avoid being in a crowd. I believe that quality can be achieved only individually. Is there a logical explanation to the advantage of participating in a congress instead of studying your lessons and your books in solitude?
Answer: Solitude is not a bad thing. I also like to be by myself. Everyone knows that I sit behind closed doors and that it isn’t easy to reach me, but the point is that the plan of creation is fulfilled in the connection between people.
Although it isn’t a physical connection but an internal one, we have to establish physical connections in order to reach it. This is the reason that we have conventions, gatherings, meals, and lessons together, all of which are essential.
It makes no difference who you are by nature: a lone wolf or a sociable person who always has a smile on his face, you have to establish mutual internal connection with other people.
But sitting alone with the books while a convention is taking place is like spiritual death.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/19/17