Question: What is a true desire according to Kabbalah? Is it when all other desires disappear or become insignificant?
Answer: Nothing disappears, nothing is lost; only the importance of each desire rises or diminishes.
Question: Can a ten develop incorrectly?
Answer: Certainly. There are thousands of ways to develop incorrectly and only one way to develop correctly. The threat of the incorrect development of a ten is always present.
Question: Who or what is testing a person on the spiritual path?
Answer: It is the properties of the Creator to which one must adjust to a particular degree, in a particular style, in every step of one’s spiritual development. A person must constantly adapt him or herself while passing through the stages of development and adjust to the properties of the Creator.
Question: How is it possible to learn to hold onto two lines simultaneously and not fall into one of them?
Answer: Realize yourself in the group in a way that you will not harm the group with your egoism and then you will feel balance and will maintain this condition.
Question: If I finished an introductory course together with a friend and then entered a ten while my friend remained as a guest, how should I relate to him: as a friend or as a guest?
Answer: Relate to him as a guest. It is only to the degree that he participates in a group that he is your friend.
Question: Are there different correct scenarios for the development of events on the spiritual path? How do you want the same thing that the Creator wants from you?
Answer: The Creator wants only one thing from you: for you to get as close as possible to the group. Then He will be able to be revealed in it. Try, that is all that He is waiting for.
Question: Is it possible to combine creative activity with the wisdom of Kabbalah?
Answer: Activity is activity, and Kabbalah is Kabbalah. Do not mix one with the other. It will give you nothing. You will get confused in this and in that. Moreover, in the end, you will fail in both.
Question: How should one accept gratitude from friends?
Answer: Accept it as manifestation of their love for you, which means that you must relate to them in the same way. At the same time, thank the Creator because if He did not want this, it would not happen.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 12/9/18