Question: What brought me to the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education Center was the study of numerology, tarot, and gematria (of letters and words), which I believed were derivatives of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
But as it turned out, all these are not considered part of the wisdom of Kabbalah. Should I develop my pervious hobbies or is it better to totally leave them and fully focus on working in the group and on the study?
Answer: I cannot tell you what to do. A person chooses his engagements by himself. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah: “There is no coercion in spirituality,” and this is the reason that we don’t try to persuade anyone to join us, but simply offer the method and explain it. Those who join us study according to this method and they can engage in any other method in other places.
Personally I strongly advise not to mix different methods, not to confuse them, and not to try to complement one with the other. If you do, you will find neither the beginning nor the end of it, and eventually will feel greatly confused physically, morally, and spiritually. Therefore, focus on one thing and engage only in that.
If the method you have chose doesn’t satisfy you, you can leave and go wherever you wish, but you should study and engage in one thing only. No good will come from mixing different methods because by not knowing one method or the other, you will not be able to assess the height of one method from the height of another. It will not work.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/12/17