Question: How are the principles of work in a Kabbalistic group different from psychology? After all, they are very similar.
Suppose, I consider you as an intelligent person, and in order to get something from you, naturally, I must exalt you. And if I consider myself smarter than you, I will not get anything. Isn’t that psychology?
Answer: This is not psychology, because in our movement to a group, to unity, and to connection, we strive to attract the upper force, called “the Creator” according to the methodology prescribed by Kabbalists. In this way, we rise above psychology.
We do not deal with a person’s psychological properties, but rather want the upper force, the upper light to begin to act on these properties and on the person himself.
Question: For example, there is a principle of exalting a friend. And I try to belittle myself. Isn’t that psychology?
Answer: These are all psychological actions, but by trying to lower myself, I plug into my friends, and in this way we form a system that is in equivalence of form with the upper light. It all depends on our intention: what we strive for, why we do it.
Question: It turns out that in psychology, lowering oneself and exalting someone is carried out in order, for example, to feel better, and here, in order to reveal the Creator. That is, the difference is only in the goal, although the external means are similar?
Answer: Naturally. The goal determines everything.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 3/6/19