Answer: You must read what we are studying. It is preferable to connect to the lessons. It could be that it is difficult for a person to read by himself, so it is preferable for him to hear and grasp everything by closing his eyes. I advise proceeding in a way that is comfortable for you. You must put yourself under the influence of The Book of Zohar in any condition; it is not important which.
Question: Baal HaSulam wrote that before we study The Book of Zohar, we need to study the four introductions he wrote. What do you suggest?
Answer: I would suggest that you immediately immerse yourself in The Book of Zohar, after a person browses through The Book of Zohar once, he will be able to begin to study the theory, meaning the “Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah” and the rest of the prefaces, and then he can already work on The Book of Zohar seriously.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/5/17