Answer: Consciousness and similarity (attainment) are the same thing.
Question: If we become similar to the Creator and achieve adhesion with Him, can we also create something that never existed, actually something from nothing?
Answer: No. You can create something that did not exist from elements that already exist. This means that you can correct your uncorrected desires and create correct desires.
Question: Must I ask the Creator to reveal the evil in me in order to feel the right attitude toward goodness?
Answer: Not at all! A person never needs to ask for the revelation of evil in himself. He should only ask for goodness: for revealing the good in himself. When a little goodness is revealed in you, you will see how next to it, appears evil.
Answer: Adam is the desires created by the Creator. The Shechina is the light that fulfills these desires. The Shechina is called the desire filled with light. The Shechina is Malchut and the Shochen (dweller) is what fulfills the desires: the light, the Creator.
Question: How can we feel that the Creator, in response to our request, corrects someone from egoism? What are the signs of a corrected person?
Answer: When you truly become higher than your friend, you will see how much your requests for him are fulfilled by the Creator.
Question: How can it be that in order to change my personal spiritual level so it will be +1, I need to connect more closely with other souls to the +1 level? It is a vertical, not a horizontal movement.
Answer: Vertical and horizontal are the same thing. You yourself do not change. It is only due to your connection with others.
Question: Is it possible to take an example from the physical manners of a teacher?
Answer: No. There is no need to take an example from what you see in me, even with your eyes. This is not good. It is unnecessary to learn anything from me other than one thing: perseverance on the way. All the rest is yours.
Question: They say that every person in this world has his own task, his own correction. Do Kabbalists not take others’ tasks upon themselves by connecting with other people?
Answer: No, this is impossible. How can I take on the correction of others ? I have my own personal properties. I can only correct myself.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/16/18