Money, the tyranny that limits who and what we are and what we can or can not do. This reaches further then “what we can afford” it limits how we relate to others. The daemon creates separation of classes, prejudice, it limits who we are “allowed” to teach, to serve, to save to support, and even to see. From a tool of exchange Money has developed into a determining factor of all social and even personal life. It strangles our freedom, it undermines our humanity, it perverts our inter-human relations.
This is why in the nishi kaigan iaido dojo does not make the attendance of classes dependent on the ability of the individual to pay. As long as all involved genuinely thrive to do there part to continue the dojo and the art it hands on to future generations we have cast of the tyranny of mammon.