It is said that if the method of Kabbalah if used correctly, it becomes the elixir of life, and if not, it becomes the potion of death. A potion is not meant for pleasure, it is a medicine that can give us life or turn into a potion of death.
Question: How can I know that I am using the potion correctly?
Answer: If you take it together with all the friends, it helps you. Do you open your mouths together in order to receive the medicine from the Creator? Do you create a collective vessel for the potion of life? After all, “life” is the Light, bestowal, and so it can only be revealed in such a vessel.
Question: Does that mean that as long as I am in concealment I drink the “potion of death?”
Answer: No, you drink the potion of death if you want to use your friends only for your own benefit. The two concepts,”the potion of life” and “the potion of death,” refer to those who already have free will, those who study the wisdom of Kabbalah in a group with a teacher.
Question: How can we use this medicine in the Arava convention in order to live and not to die?
Answer: At the foot of Mt. Sinai the people of Israel were given the choice: If you unite as one man with one heart, you will receive the Torah, the Light that Reforms, and will aquire life. If you don’t unite, the Light of the Torah will become death for you and here will be the place of your burial.
Well, are you coming to Arava? Or are you scared now?
Question: But still, how can I check whether I am using the medicine correctly?
Answer: No one can know except you. Buy yourself friends and they will help you.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 2/15/2012, “Introduction to TES”