Rav's answers about Maaser!
I have found this on the BB-forum yesterday@hol
has comment this but the instructor deleted his post:Zoom
According to Kabbalah each mitzva is significant - this can be understood from the pasuk where Torah compares mitzva of chasing the mother bird with respect to one's parents. Natural question arises - how can you compare such difficult mitzva as respect of parents to simple act of chasing the mother bird. Our sages explain that this example is given in Torah to highlight that we cannot pick and choose among which mitzvos to observe and which not to observe as we simply have no comprehension to their spiritual roots.
As for maaser.
1. According to Laitman one doesn't have to observe any mitzvos as one can't have proper intentions in this world. Moreover one doesn't need to observe mitzvos in physical world but only to operate in spiritual realm. If that's the case why can't one merely have intention
to pay maaser rather than actually transferring the funds to BB according to this logic?
2. I spoke with several students of RABSAH and they all told me the same thing - ANYONE could have entered the lessons of RABASH freely and maaser directly to Rebe was NEVER required from anyone! The only time when maaser was ASKED (but not required!) to be brought was when Baal HaSulam was trying to publish his works and he simply had no means to do it. At that time each student TRIED to come up with any possible sum to help publish these books. And only because of these people we now can have these materials. However beside this specific time, it was never a mandatory requirement neither with Baal HaSulam nor with Rabash.
Guys, it's really simple - if you're being asked to pay to study Kabbalah, you're looking to supporting a business rather than actual spiritual growth.
The next two weeks are rich with spiritual bounty. This is the only time of the year when one can JUMP through many stages of spiritual growth. I wish you all to succeed and may HaShem bless you all in your journey.
All the best.