Answer: I don’t know if there is a free person in our world in the sense that you are asking the question. In fact, freedom as we understand it doesn’t exist. It is possible only when you know what the truth is and can act for the sake of it.
Question: To the degree that I become like the Creator, do I become free?
Answer: Without a doubt, because the influence of the Creator on us is the characteristic of bestowal. If you acquire it, then you understand the Creator and the Creator understands you. To this degree you become free from both your egoism and the influence of the environment.
Question: Does a degree of freedom exists as a state of freedom against the violence and coercion by the desires of another person or group of people?
Answer: No, we almost always are affected by other people. The whole question is which society I should situate myself in. If I put myself in a society that is advancing toward the right goal, submit to it, and obey it, then this is how I attain that goal. That is how we must realize our freedom.
Question: What is the difference between freedom of choice and freewill?
Answer: Freewill consists of choosing how to behave. Freedom of choice is the choice itself.
Question: From the point of view of Kabbalah, how accurate is Hegel’s postulate that “freedom is a conscious necessity”?
Answer: This is purely a small materialistic misconception.
Question: Are all the thoughts, desires and actions I perform generated by the Creator?
Answer: Right now, yes, but when you begin to acquire a Masach (Screen), then the Creator will not do what He wants within you; instead, you will do what you want with the Creator.
Question: Everyone has his own personality. What is it?
Answer: The personality doesn’t bother us. All the same, you are carrying out your egoistic demands. So it doesn’t matter what your personality is. One person loves to eat, the second one likes to dance, a third wants to sleep. What difference does that make? In every case you are carrying out your desires.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 5/12/19