Question: During one of the morning lessons you said that a person who attends the lessons, participates in the group duties, and works in dissemination does not necessarily exist in the system. On the other hand, you have said that for the time when we grow we have to attend the lessons, work in dissemination, participate in the group duties, and take responsibility for them. How can we align these statements?
Answer: On its own the system of nature is corrected. We are talking only about my conscious participation and my desire to follow its laws. This is the essence of our entire work: to get to know the laws of nature and follow them. Therefore, if a person is physically among us it does not mean that he participates in the system yet. Perhaps he performs all the actions, but a “commandment without the intention is like a body without the soul.” The main thing is the desire to perform it, meaning the intention. However, is it sufficient only to have an intention for a person who has an opportunity to physically carry out an action? If he does not perform an action that he is capable to do, no. This only points out that he does not have the intention.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/15/10, Writings of Baal HaSulam