Question: What can help us increase the importance of friends in practice?
Answer: Practically, we can increase the importance of friends in our eyes only through our efforts when we understand the need for it. Only to the extent that my friends are above me will I be able to reach the state when I discover the Creator.
I am constantly fighting with the fact that my friends are diminished in my eyes because automatically, every moment my egoism throws me down, and by disregarding them, I also disregard the Creator even if I am not aware of it.
The Creator is behind the friends, and to the extent that I elevate them in my eyes, to that same extent I come closer to Him
From the International Convention “Rising Above Ourselves” 1/8/22, “Adhering to the Friends” Lesson 3