Question: How can I check whether I am worthy of participating in the Arava convention?
Answer: We don’t aspire for making this a mass convention, but rather a qualitative one. This convention is open to anyone who wants to come, and we don’t want to check anyone and ask for references. We are waiting in this convention for all our friends from all over the world who are really willing to annul themselves before the society.
This is the only condition! A person should make this inner calculation personally. No one knows what happens inside a person, but he has to make an honest soul searching. This will be felt according to his participation, according to his readiness and his devotion.
We don’t need people who just happen to come and who usually don’t participate in their local conventions. We need people who are dedicated to the goal. It is because in such conventions the quality is more important than the quantity. People shouldn’t come in order to just walk around like observers and to criticize things, or to come for one day instead of three days.
Whoever wants to come must be present from the beginning to the end, to dive with his head and heart into the convention. Otherwise, it is not worthwhile coming! This is my warning.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/26/12, “The Introduction to the Study of the Ten Sefirot”