Question: What is the right way to rest for a person who begins to study the science of Kabbalah? Maybe he does not need to rest at all, but can devote every minute to moving toward the goal? Or do you still need to relax somehow?
Answer: Perhaps there should be a place for both recreation and sports. But all this is within a very limited framework. The main thing is to study, work, eat, and rest.
Question: Is there such a thing as resting the mind, mental rest? Sports, of course, is physical rest. I can study, but at the same time think, continue working hard.
Answer: Personally, I relax mentally when I read or listen to anecdotal stories, not some rough concoctions, but those in which the brilliance of the mind is manifested.
In general, I just move from one action to another: I study The Zohar, articles by Baal HaSulam and Rabash, prepare for lessons, give talks and interviews. Since my occupation changes all the time, I do not feel tired.
Question: Is there such a thing that mental forces can be exhausted if a person follows a spiritual path?
Answer: No. This cannot be in Kabbalah.
Question: In general, while studying Kabbalah, can a person lose strength?
Answer: This is out of the question because a person is connected to a higher source. If fatigue manifests itself, it is from the fact that you have been doing the same thing for a long time. Move on to another and you will see that everything passes.
A person is always given the strength to take the next step. The universal prescription for fatigue is to switch to another thing in the same direction.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 07/19/21