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Question: Suppose one friend rose above himself, he feels the connection between us in the ten and the revelation of the Creator. The other friend, at this moment, does not feel this, he has different thoughts.
Should this happen at the same time or each one in turn; for example, today—one, tomorrow—the next one, the day after tomorrow—me?
Answer: Everyone will feel it at different times until you begin to feel the unity together, and only then does the Creator begin to reveal Himself in it. You must come to the point when inside yourself you live constantly in this collective solidarity. This is the group.
After all, a group is not just ten people sitting next to each other. The group is what they have separated from their egoism, they want to be above it, to unite in this and feel the Creator in order to give to Him, to exit themselves, but already together as one. Now, they are looking for where He is in order to give it all to Him, as if giving Him a bouquet of ten roses.
In The Book of Zohar, this state is compared to a rose among thorns. The rose (Hebrew: Shoshana) is Malchut. Shoshana is from the word “kick in the teeth” because it is very difficult to exit yourself, just as if a person gets hit in the teeth. Thorns are all the other qualities that you cannot connect to each other. In general, this is a big job.
But it cannot be that this happens today with you, tomorrow with another friend, then with a third, etc. You have to come to a state where you constantly work on it together, and your community and its direction to the Creator are the most important for you. This is the core of your existence, your life. Only this is worth living for. Everything else is as a small addition in importance!
Question: Can we discuss, in our daily work in the ten, how each of us feels about this and how to come to this?
Answer: In general, you can. Just try to treat each other with love because if a friend talks about how he wants to connect with the ten, then everyone else needs to be very careful not to take it lightly because you could cancel out the group’s combined effort.
From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian 4/4/19
Answer: You have to work on it. Working on it means taking this thought with you all the way into the midst of the center of your ten, into the center of your small group, and making it disappear in your connection. Imagine you have a group where you unite as one whole, like soup cooking in a pot. When a thought comes, you throw it into this “soup” so that it completely dissolves in it.
The way it affects your group is the way it was meant to happen. The main thing is for the group to be ready to adapt this thought inside it, so that it dissolves in it completely. Then you will be able to see the right outcome of it.
Question: So, can I tell my friends in the group about this thought? Or is it enough to just think about it and it will be worked on inside the group?
Answer: You don’t have to tell them about it or you may choose to seek their advice. Gradually, based on your involvement in the group, you will see if you can consult your friends or if you still feel uncomfortable, etc…
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/3/19
Answer: The descent is only to our world. Before our world. There is no parallel to this process in our world.
Question: Why are Hebrew words written from right to left?
Answer: This is how the upper light spreads: from above to below and from right to left. This is, of course, unusual for us, although in other languages we encounter random writing like this: from top to bottom, from right to left, or writing in a circle.
Question: There are many words in Hebrew that are similar to words in languages like English, Russian, Arabic, and Turkish. Does the origin of the written language of the nations of the world derive from the Hebrew letters?
Answer: That could be. Of course, many other words originated from words in Hebrew because there was a time that the Jews became scattered all over the world. Somehow, these words slipped into Yiddish, Ladino, and other popular international languages. In addition, when creating the international language Esperanto, several words were borrowed from the Hebrew language.
Question: In what language do you think: Hebrew or Russian?
Answer: If I write on Twitter in Russian, then at that moment I think in Russian. But if I try to express what I feel in words, then since all of my knowledge is derived from Hebrew texts, I think in Hebrew. But if I go to a Russian-speaking audience, then I think in this language. Russian remains my native language.
Question: If most of humanity were to communicate in Hebrew and it were to become an international language, let’s say, instead of English, would the world become better?
Answer: No. The most important thing is human yearning! It is possible to successfully deceive people in Hebrew and nothing would happen. The formal use of a language does not indicate anything.
Question: In which language did Adam write the book Raziel HaMalach?
Answer: He wrote it in Hebrew.
Question: We learn cursive letters separately from block letters and some of them are very different. Which letters were the Kabbalistic sources written with?
Answer: The primary sources were clearly written in block letters. I do not know when the cursive letters appeared and what happened with them. In principle, wherever they talk about the meaning of the letters, what they mean is their block form.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/6/19