Answer: Yes, the higher a person ascends on the spiritual ladder, the stronger are his egoistic and altruistic characteristics. He experiences greater descents and ascents. However, from aside, it doesn’t generally seem that way. All spiritual processes a Kabbalist passes through are not completely seen to an external eye.
Answer: A Tzimtzum is my refusal to receive for myself, while a Masach is working with an intention for the sake of bestowal.
Question: What actions does a Kabbalist carry out that a regular person cannot?
Answer: Only spiritual actions. In our world, we can carry out only the same functions that our body makes possible. In this case, a Kabbalist cannot do what is outside the framework of his beastly body.
Question: Is it possible to give an example of a spiritual action?
Answer: Every action through which you want to benefit others, for their sake and not your sake, is considered as a spiritual action.
Question: For whom is the method of the wisdom of Kabbalah intended?
Answer: It is intended for anyone who wants to become familiar with it.
Question: Are there spiritual laws that can be followed in this world that are without consequences?
Answer: Try to be good to people, to protect the world. Then, the results will also be good.
Question: Is it possible to exploit the upper Light not for spiritual purposes?
Answer: It is impossible. The upper Light works with an intention for the sake of bestowal. This is a characteristic that is derived only from your desire to bestow, to fulfill others. Therefore, not using it for spiritual purposes is contrary to its declaration.
Question: What is the intention of inner work in the wisdom of Kabbalah?
Answer: Inner work is a condition wherein I work with my desires within myself, comparing the various desires and intentions, and so forth.
Question: In the past 100 years, we have greatly embraced the use of electricity. In another 100 years, will we be using another form of the power of the Creator?
Answer: Judging by how much we are united and unite more each day, I think that it will be necessary to call upon the power of the Creator for help much earlier than in another 100 years. This is because, otherwise, we will simply “devour” each other.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/4/18