Answer: The volume of the soul is measured by the degree of its bestowal above egoism. If a person’s egoism is great and he has the ability to transcend it and bestow through its help, it is valued as a great soul.
Question: How much time is required to ascend the spiritual levels if we are regularly studying the wisdom of Kabbalah? Is there an average or is it all individual?
Answer: There is no such measure. It is an individual ascent that depends solely on your efforts.
Question: Why is it that on one hand I know that the Creator exists and is hiding Himself from me even though I do not feel that, and on the other hand, I feel what happens to me directly and do not connect it with the Creator?
Answer: The Creator does not hide from you, rather it is you who are hiding Him. Everything that happens to you is done by the Creator.
Question: Where does the “self” come from? What is the reason for its creation?
Answer: The “self” is simply an egoistic desire, a feeling of self that is revealed through the four phases of the Ohr Yashar (Direct Light).
Question: Is it possible to develop and improve on one’s own?
Answer: No. If you are alone, you have no connection with the Creator.
Question: If the world exists only within me, do all of the sciences. including the wisdom of Kabbalah. also exist only within me?
Question: I read that the Creator suffers much more than we do because He is forced to move us through suffering. How should I understand this?
Answer: Indeed, our sufferings are felt more in the Creator than in us because He is the totality of nature, while we are only a small part of Him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/31/17