Question: Do you remember your state when you began to observe yourself a little from the side, but at the same time you were not yet detached from yourself? Are there any nuances that allow you to look at this state more clearly?
Answer: There are no tricks here, no miracles or secrets that I might like to reveal to some people, but not to others. No matter how close or distant a person is to me, he still goes the way that depends only on him. So there’s nothing you can do here. The main thing is perseverance and the effectiveness of every minute that you want to use.
I was lucky that I could work a limited number of hours every day to provide for my family, and devote the rest of my time to Kabbalah. Of course, I gave myself to it fully. How much I wrote, rewrote, and published; I did everything!
These were very effective years, and years of searching too; when you develop internally, you are constantly searching. Although you are next to the teacher, it does not help; you have to find your own way. It is inside you.
I think that all the people who studied with us and are not with us now, those who have stepped aside for some time, have, in fact, not moved away; they will return anyway. A couple of blows and they will understand that there is no other way; they must still realize themselves. Eventually, hundreds of thousands, if not several million people in the world will join us.
From KabTV’s “I Got a Call. The Secrets of Kabbalah” 2/11/13