Question: In the modern era we must put ourselves in line with the wishes of the wide audience, whereas before, students had to become similar in qualities with their teacher. How is this combined?
Answer: We reveal the Creator in the center of the group. In our relations, we are the upper, and He is the upper above the upper. And besides that, outside of us, there is a wide audience—the lower, the people or humanity.
Accordingly, we (Bnei Baruch – BB) must apply joint efforts together in work between ourselves, as well as to address the outer circles, adapting ourselves according to them.
To do this, we split into two parts: the seven lower Sefirot (ZAT) and the three higher (GAR), and we represent Bina and take the appropriate form at the top and at the bottom.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/25/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam