Answer: Not necessarily. There is a descent for the sake of hastening movement forward. We just need to assess the quality of the movement correctly, not its vector or quantitative value.
Question: Is spiritual matter energy and are the forces of the physical world on a different layer parallel to the spiritual?
Answer: Physical forces are egoistic forces; therefore, they don’t exist in the spiritual world. It is even impossible to say that they are parallel to spiritual forces because our world does not exist. Our world is called an imaginary world, a world we imagine.
Question: Do intermediary worlds exist, or only a spiritual world and a material world?
Answer: There are no intermediary worlds. But the spiritual world consists of five levels: Assiya, Yetzira, Beria, Atzilut, and Adam Kadmon, and Olam Ein Sof (the world of infinity) to which we must go through all 125 levels. These worlds differ in the quality of the connection between the units, parts, and elements.
Question: If my fate is made by the Creator, why must I bestow and change it?
Answer: The Creator created you so that you must change yourself! You are obligated to do so.
Question: When we feel pain and suffering in the physical world, does this mean that the Creator is educating us through this? Does this happen when we don’t want to correct ourselves?
Answer: Right! We sense pain when we do not want to educate ourselves, and do not want to be corrected!
Question: If I get all the fuel through the system of the worlds of impurity, what can take me out of the control of the egoistic kingdom to the spiritual world?
Answer: The same spiritual forces can throw us out of the spiritual level so we can better understand our situation.
Question: What does it mean to be like a Kabbalistic teacher if he is already in spirituality and I am still in materiality?
Answer: To help him by understanding what he wants from you. In this world, this is the main work of a person who has a teacher. This is better than doing any other actions and receiving instructions.
Question: How do I want spiritual advancement?
Answer: Become integrated in a group. Only if a person is included in a group and advances together with it, can he advance seriously. Without friends, he will not have the strength to move forward.
Question: Does the soul remember its previous lives when it is in the spiritual world after the death of the body, and can it influence its correction?
Answer: What prevents it from making corrections during the life of the beastly body? There is no limit to the state of the soul in relation to it. Nothing changes as a result of the rotting of the beastly body.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/19/19