Answer: It is not necessary to overcome the ego, it is necessary to accept it as a partner. Like the American saying: “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”; if you cannot beat it, make it into an ally.
Question: Who manages and how?
Answer: The Creator manages the person and the person manages the Creator.
Question: In my youth I decided that love is happiness, and happiness is making the object of your love happy. Is that accurate?
Answer: You are not mistaken. That is correct at the worldly level.
Question: In managing the ego, what role do the Reshimot (reminiscences) play?
Answer: The Light that influences us activates more and more new Reshimot (information data). Thanks to that, all kinds of thoughts and sensations are brought to life.
Question: In what way is the Creator’s management of a person different in the way of suffering and in the way of pleasure?
Answer: These two ways are the right and left lines in the middle of which the Creator manages us, just as we manage a horse with two reins.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/26/17