Question: Is it possible to approach spirituality by refraining from fulfilling desires like wealth and control? Is it possible to fulfill myself by feeling these desires through work in a group of Ten?
Answer: No. First, we need to move through many different egoistic possibilities: wealth, control, respect, all kinds of pleasures. There is nowhere to escape from this.
In order to push a person to correction, it is specifically these desires that develop in a person and then he must rise above them.
Therefore, I don’t believe that it is up to us to run away from any desires and classify them as necessary and unnecessary, good and bad desires. It is not necessary to be engaged with them; rather, one should be involved with maximal attraction of the upper Light within the group, with entry into the first spiritual level. This is what we are involved with every day in the morning lessons.
Despite our yearning for spirituality, various desires and problems increase for us all the time: financial, familial, health, and others.
We cannot run away from them anywhere, and we must simultaneously act and understand that the solution to spiritual problems always happens on a background of material problems.
The more we advance it will become more and more understood by us that we need to rise above all these problems, and then they will be solved very simply.
Suppose that some problem pops up and it is clear that it appeared because you didn’t work on the connection with the friends enough; if you deepen the connection, then the material problem will begin to disappear.
From the Webinar 5/21/17