Answer: You are absolutely right. We just say “outside of myself.” Everything that is outside of our egoism is called outside of myself.
Question: If I am the desire to enjoy, is the Creator the source of wealth, wisdom, and power that constitutes my pleasure?
Answer: Everything we perceive as most pleasant for us is in the Creator and proceeds from Him. Therefore, the Creator is perceived by us as the source of pleasure.
Question: When a person says that he has no pleasure, is he like the Creator then?
Answer: No. In principle, the world was created for pleasure, but only for the correct pleasures in which you are like the Creator. When you convey pleasure to others through yourself, all of the pleasure remains in you, even though you are thinking about how to fulfill others.
Answer: Certainly. The soul is one for all. None of us has a soul. It is only the integration of each one with the others that gives birth to a feeling of the common soul.
Question: How is it possible to understand pleasures and gifts correctly? How can one thank the Creator for them correctly?
Answer: You need to understand that in this way you have the opportunity to give to a friend. It is also up to him to understand what you are doing with it. It is in such a way that each one can practice copying the Creator and in fact become this copy.
Question: How does the mechanism of reasoning and avoiding mistakes in the next situation work in the wisdom of Kabbalah?
Answer: It is only if you can “go outside of yourself” that you will not make mistakes.
Question: Is it possible to say that a Tzimtzum (Restriction) happens when I don’t want to feel anything except a connection with the Creator and am ready to replace everything in exchange for this connection?
Answer: Yes, exactly so!
Question: In what way is a Kabbalist different from good simple people who are concerned about others?
Answer: A Kabbalist differs in that he wishes spiritual elevation and an exit to the upper world for people. This is what is considered as “good.” Therefore, understandably, this concept doesn’t match what is defined as good by people in this world.
Question: How must one understand the word “spirituality”?
Answer: Spirituality is bestowal and love. Don’t confuse it with anything in our world; our world lacks spirituality, there is not any bestowal or love in it. There is self-love, but this is not considered to be love because this is the natural state of our beastly body.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 7/15/18