Answer: I don’t know. I express my opinion, stick to it, and that’s it. But I can accept someone else’s too.
Question: How often do you get in a conflict and with whom?
Answer: Very rarely. Basically I have no one to disagree with. There are disagreements with opponents of Kabbalah, but I would not call them conflicts.
Question: What type of conflicts do you have more: interpersonal or internal?
Answer: Neither this nor that. I do not live in conflict. I know what should happen according to the plan of nature, and I try to explain it to others. I work, so to speak, in one direction.
Question: How do you feel about conflicts in general?
Answer: I believe that a reasonable, correct conflict develops people, and is a very good stimulus for development.
Question: What, from your point of view, is the solution for conflicts?
Answer: It is when opposing parties make a decision or a person who is in conflict within himself makes a decision that brings them closer to the higher force of nature.
Question: Do you prefer a strategy of resistance or a strategy of withdrawal in conflict?
Answer: I don’t think withdrawing is a good thing. There must be a reasonable resistance that leads to a result.
Question: Do you consider yourself an expert in the field of conflict resolution?
Answer: Absolutely not. They do not come to me for solutions, and I try not to solve anything.
Question: Would you create a conflicting situation if it were necessary for achieving the goal?
Question: How would you personally get out of a conflict? Do you have any rules of your own?
Answer: I would try to stick to my personal rules.
Question: What do you do when a student is angry with you?
Answer: I understand his condition. Maybe he is unhappy with me and, quite possibly, not without reason. I try to explain the situation to him.
Question: Is there anyone with whom you are currently in conflict?
Answer: No. There are a few people in the world who would really like to annoy me. But I think that I need to have such people.
Question: Can you agree to give in to a conflict situation in order to maintain a relationship, for example, in a family or with a student?
Answer: It is quite possible if the conflict cannot be resolved at that moment. We need to step back and wait until we can solve it.
Question: Would you communicate with an obviously confrontational person?
Answer: I don’t mind. I don’t see any problems or obstacles in it.
Question: Have you had conflicts and arguments with your teacher?
Answer: Practically no.
Question: For you, does the end justify the means in resolving conflict?
Answer: The end justifies the means.
Question: With whom should one be angry with or whom is there to clash with if the Creator is nature and those around one have no freewill at all? Onto whom could we pour out all the accumulated anger?
Answer: Only upon your “donkey”— the egoism in us.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 7/16/20