Answer: Certainly. The characteristics are intelligence, knowledge, a sense of eternity, perfection, that is, every detail in the characteristic of bestowal, which is a common denominator for all fulfillments. The characteristic of bestowal is absolutely opposite to us; we don’t want it at all, but we would happily receive what is revealed within it.
Question: If the higher root manages all the details in every moment, what is the role of the branch?
Answer: The role of the branch is to reach a state in which it perceives the upper root as it is, without any arguments about it; this state is called the “direct connection of the created being with the Creator.”
Question: With the help of the wisdom of Kabbalah can a person regulate the degree of pleasure or suffering of how he is governed by the upper root?
Answer: From the wisdom of Kabbalah a person receives a method for attracting the Light of correction on him. The upper Light that descends on a person transforms him from a state of being opposite to the Creator to a state in which he is similar to the Creator. The person begins to feel a positive influence from the Creator and secondly finds the Creator behind this influence.
Question: If a person finishes his life before realizing his spiritual destiny, will he be born again?
Answer: We don’t die and are not born; we only pass through our sensations from cycle to cycle. So there is no need to relate to life and death as something fatal.
Question: How should one relate correctly to a desire to watch a football match?
Answer: The wisdom of Kabbalah is not opposed to this; a person doesn’t need to lock himself in his room; he must play a little. Nonetheless, it is up to him to understand what is most important for him in the short life that has been given to him.
Question: Could it be that I am refusing to carry out the plan of creation but am unaware of this so I will face great blows and suffering?
Answer: Someone who doesn’t carry out the plan of creation is constantly beaten. We see this in the example of the Jewish people. Regarding the plan of creation, they are more developed than the rest of the nations, and so throughout history they have been beaten. As it is said: “…he who increases knowledge, increases pain” (Ecclesiastes 1:18).
Question: As a Kabbalist, how do you relate to the life and death of relatives, students, and the teacher?
Answer: There is no life and death, there is existence in all kinds of states. We must agree with the states we are in and we must carry out everything possible in these states.
Question: It seems that there is a strange formula that arises from this: the higher the level of development, the more suffering people or a person receives?
Answer: That is actually how it is throughout the world. It is said: “…he who increases knowledge, increases pain.” By adding to and increasing his knowledge, he expands the range and begins to see greater values of plus in contrast to minus. Therefore, he feels that these things are not connected together and this causes him to suffer.
Question: How is it possible to differentiate between the “instructions of the Creator” and the personal or collective “advice of the ego”?
Answer: To do this you must direct yourself precisely toward “There is none else beside Him” (Deuteronomy 4:35), and then you will see that there is truly nothing else besides the Creator: There is no collective ego, nor is there your ego; there is only the inner voice of the Creator who is telling you something. One must adjust oneself to this.
Question: How is it possible to differentiate between actions that give pleasure to the Creator and actions that don’t give pleasure and that are generally of no value if a person doesn’t receive a reward for his actions?
Answer: Kabbalists say that the only action that gives pleasure to the Creator is an act of unification in a group, and from the group there is an appeal to the Creator with a common desire.
Question: As a result of suffering, why do some people become more stubborn in their worldview that basically caused them to suffer?
Answer: Very good! Stubbornness and persistence are very good things.
Question: If I regularly watch your broadcasts on YouTube by myself with great desire and interest, am I part of the spiritual group?
Answer: Yes. Those who are with us and study even one hour per week, are participating in the spiritual group.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/8/18