Answer: We do not consider the intention of a mother to be either this or that; rather, it is simply a beastly intention. A mother does not work on herself to acquire this intention; it is given to her by nature.
Question: Can we improve our actions through intentions?
Answer: Certainly. Even when a person is brought before a court because of a misdemeanor, we clarify what his intentions were to both the prosecution and the defense. This can change the meaning of the action to a completely opposite action.
Question: What is a “reward” in the wisdom of Kabbalah?
Answer: It is advancement toward the Creator, that is, a more and more corrected intention.
Question: Why should I be equal to the Creator? And what will happen after I become equal to Him?
Answer: “After” does not exist because entering the spiritual world immediately elevates a person above the framework of time. In the spiritual world there is no time, just as there is no regular physical movement. So, we cannot talk about the continuation of our questions, all of which are asked in the framework of time, movement, and space. In spirituality, limitations like these do not exist.
Question: What is more correct: to have an intention to unite or to carry out concrete actions for unification?
Answer: Concrete actions for unification are much more useful for our advancement. And after that, we will see how these actions transform from physical actions to more spiritual actions.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/25/18