Question: You say that it is time to remove all the limitations for new students and if a person wants to come to the lesson we shouldn’t forbid that. Until now we used to allow a person to gradually join the group, the method.
Answer: I would allow people to join different events freely. It is because we have to think about how to attract people. It you allow people to attend different events they will later join the group and participate in all the activities together with everyone else.
Maaser (tithing) is very serious business. When a person pays this each month, there is an inner struggle inside him and he has to decide whether or not to do it.
Baal HaSulam used to charge money for every lesson. We know that it isn’t a problem to pay for something once: “Tell me how much I should pay for a whole year and I will pay, and I don’t want to hear about it anymore.” But this isn’t what we should do. Each of us should pay once a month when he gets his paycheck since he has to “tear” himself from himself. It is very hard and complicated.
So you should understand these friends. I would allow them to join the group and to feel it very closely. I wouldn’t hide anything from them. I believe that we should be completely open, and only when we see that these friends want to study seriously will they have to take a certain course if they haven’t done so already. Perhaps they have just finished such a course and have grown a bit weaker now.
I would let them join all the lessons and all the conventions without any preconditions since now, we—the major, central mass—have reached a point that should have been achieved at the convention. Now we can allow those who we can attract by the integral education to be around us, even those who don’t belong to it.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/21/13, Shamati #59 “About the Rod and the Serpent”