Answer: There is only one principle: through the group to the Creator. You can use all other Kabbalistic principles only to the extent that you will climb the spiritual steps. Then you will see how they can apply to you.
Question: According to the law the “general and particular are equal,” are all the Kabbalistic principles universal for all the levels of the worlds?
Answer: Yes, because the difference between the levels is only according to the intensity of and connection between the forces of bestowal and reception.
Question: What is work according to the wisdom of Kabbalah? Who is the employer, who is the employee, and what is the essence of the work?
Answer: Work in Kabbalah is the work on my egoism, on its correction. The Creator, the upper Light, is what corrects egoism. A person is called “a worker” because he asks for this correction from the Creator. Only according to a request, a prayer, raising MAN, does the Light, which corrects an egoistic intention to an altruistic intention, descend from above.
Question: What is the correct relationship with the environment?
Answer: By “environment,” we mean the group through which we attain connection with the Creator. The correct relationship with the environment is the same relationship that must exist between the person and the Creator.
Question: What does manipulation of the ego mean?
Answer: Manipulation of the ego does not mean manipulating the ego itself, but the intention above it. In other words, I use the ego only to the degree that I have an intention to use it for the sake of bestowal, for the creation of a connection.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/26/17