All the friends in Rashbi’s time had love of soul and love of spirit [Nefesh and Ruach] among them. (“The Friends,” Unlocking The Zohar). Therefore, Rashbi’s students were able to write The Book of Zohar together.
Question: What is love of soul and spirit, love of Nefesh and Ruach?
Answer: This is the soul and the heart so they say. But in principle, these are two small desires.
Our current desires are more selfish. If we comprehend The Book of Zohar today, we will reveal many times more and many times more brightly what Rabbi Shimon and his disciples wrote because we are even greater egoists.
In relation to us, they were not serious egoists. But by working on ourselves, we have reached great heights.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar #21”