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A Quote From The Rebbe

Physical life is also very important, and especially that of a human being. Nevertheless, all Jews are princes, and the life of a prince is intrinsically dependent upon his bond with his father, the king. Thus, if he is given life but severed from his father, the king, and cast into a dung heap to live the life of an animal, not only will he not enjoy this life, but he will despise it.

[Along these lines,] there is the known story of the chossid, Reb Yekusiel Liepler (see HaYom Yom of 6 Cheshvan). When the Alter Rebbe wanted to bless him with long life, he responded: “But not with peasant years, who have eyes, but don’t see, and ears, but don’t hear; they don’t see G–dliness, and they don’t hear G–dliness.”

This appears surprising. When one is given a gift, and all the more so when one is given a great gift, how can he refuse to accept it unless the gift is even greater? A long life has great intrinsic value (and especially since the pleasure of living includes all the pleasures of the world), how could Reb Yekusiel have made conditions in the blessing?

The explanation is that Reb Yekusiel’s condition was not that the blessing be increased, but that the long life be true life. He felt with certainty that the entire existence of life was to see and hear G–dliness. Thus, he stipulated, “but not with peasant years,” for he considered days and years in which one does not see and hear G–dliness completely worthless; on the contrary, he despised such days and years.

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Choose your God carefully

 

 

As I replay in my minds eye the throngs that try to get a moment with the President of the United States, or perhaps Tebow, or Michael Jordan, or perhaps Tom Hanks; the memory of the ancient story, the prophesy, the destiny of mankind seems to be so true.

 

The night was young, and the Emperor, ruler over all known countries, Nevuhadnetzar, fell asleep – his dream was certain – it contained a message – but he just couldn’t remember it.

 

Until…

 

Daniel, the Rebbe of his age, came and told the dream to the king and in good old fashioned Jewish style AKA Josef, he also told him its meaning.

 

In the dream the king saw a statue, its head made of 24 carat gold, it arms of silver, its torso of copper, its legs of iron and at the very bottom some toes of dirt.

 

“God is revealing the future” Daniel told the king, in the book of Daniel recorded thousands of years ago, and born out in truth.

 

“Gold is your kingdom, to be taken over by the Persians, silver; to be taken over by the Greeks, silver (sorry copper;) to be taken over by the Romans, iron” – for unlike the previous metals that silversmiths shape them, iron is a metal that is unshapable, its strength like iron steel, is steel gripped, and hence Rome lasted for thousands of years in terms of its progenitors the west.

 

In the very end, a weak lowly tribe will arise, the Arabs, whom like dirt, though perhaps part of a statue, yet unlike iron, whenever they are attacked crumble, as a man steps on dirt to disintegrate it into millions of tiny pieces.

 

But then in the end, the king saw a rock, small but more formidable than its size, this rock crushed the statue which turned to chaff and blew away in the wind and then the rock grew into a mountain.

 

So too, in the end of days, the previous four kingdoms all based on power and wealth, the need for recognition, will dissipate and it will be the rock, the wisdom of Moshiach, the wisdom of unity, the wisdom of Chassidus, of Jewish mysticism, the wisdom of the Rebbe of our generation who being the seventh Rebbe contains all the previous wisdom of all the previous Rebbes from Mosses to him, will grow.

 

This small rock will become the fountainhead from which all nations will drink.

 

All will change directions from the God of stupidity, to the God of goodness; from the God of self-agrandization, to the God of unity; from the God of me, to the God of we!

 

 

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Wow

Thank God I just learnt as I try to, a chapter of Tanya before Davening – today was the thirteenth chapter of the fourth book of Tanya called Iggeres Hakodesh.

All I can say is Thank-God!

It opened up a new understanding, in an old fact – which I am of course sharing with you.

We all know – or at least now you do – that there three archetypes.

Abraham – unconditional love, hence giving

Isaac – unconditional self-discipline, hence discipline is the motif

And Jacob – the path of truth, the blend between the above two – also called the trait of compassion.

Now what the Alter Rebbe taught was truly amazing, significant and life-enhancing!

You see, the trait of unconditional love results in an openness.

The trait of unconditional discipline results in a closed-“offness.”

The following is my explanation on the middle path – the path of Jacob:

Think about it in terms of energy to understand how profound this truly is.

If we had unconditional energy then we couldn’t use any of our technology, for it would blow the appliances, circuits etc.

If we had a limited flow of energy we couldn’t use many of our appliances for we would lack the energy to do so.

Rather there must be an exact supply, not too much, nor to little, which is just right.

Similarly if we just exude unconditional love, we are liable to spoil the child as King Solomon states, spare the rod, hate the child; and we find, children that lack boundaries, which doesn’t give a person joy, for their lives are confusion, aimless, meaningless, as is evident by how many tens of millions of people are killing themselves on drugs and other bizarre stupidities!

On the other hand, if we are unconditionally disciplined, we rob both ourselves and others of all joy!

So what is the middle path!?

There is only one voice that is accurate on what the balance between these two approaches should be.

In a certain sense, this strife between left and right is actually the fundamental difference between the liberal approach of, all goes; and the disciplined approach of religion, which both approaches historically have led to unhappiness!

The only voice that is able to apply the right hand when necessary and the left hand when necessary is a super-consciousness!

A consciousness that need not be one thing or the other.

A super-consciousness that knows what is the perfect amount of love and discipline in, and for, every situation!

That of course is the voice of God!

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The Rebbe believed

 

 

  • You and God are really one
  • You have the potential of God to rectify our world for every person is the entire world in a microcosm (as the entire world is the macrocosm of every person) hence by you changing your world (including your community)  you will rectify the world
  • The Rebbe believed that good deeds elicits God’s blessings
  • The Rebbe believed that goodness and kindness, namely charity and love will bring Moshiach sooner.
Kabbalah

Infinite revelations

Yes

Think about that word

Infinite revelations

You see many people understand revelation

But then again maybe they don’t

Many faiths believe in Divine prophecy

But then again maybe they don’t

What am I talking about?

Very simple!

All people naturally limit God to the height of human greatness which is still limited revelation.

Infinite revelations means that unlike a human whom perhaps is great and yes you may be very fortunate to get to know him but nonetheless once you know all of him there is nothing more to know.

Unlike a human, God is infinite.

So we are not heading in life – for we are heading in life to a unity with God which is the purpose of creation and the messianic times – to a single revelation.

Rather we are heading to infinite revelations.

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The Rebbe

Today is your birthday

My birthday?

Yes your birthday!

You see, according to Kabbalah there is a single soul in every generation that all of the energy of life comes through him

This is the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the general soul which all of our souls are an offshoot of his.

The Rebbe is the one who having immersed himself in the truth is the one that unlike every other man, influenced by the vagrancies of taavois, are instinctual pleasures, and worse by the shame of non-conformity into conformity with the pervading human stupidities (for every generation has new human attraction “ideals,” which become the “moral,” or immoral compass of their society,) can convey to us – subjects of both our human instincts and need to conform, the truth.

The Rebbe is the one who ensures freedom of choice.

The outside world also ensures freedom of choice.

One to the good, the other to the bad.

You choose.

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Why do Jews cause so much hatred?

 

 

What are the Arabs after?

 

Do they want Israel?

 

A land they could have tried to have for thousands of years and never bothered?

 

No, they want as they say, as all antisemites going no further back then the Nazis (yemach shemam) them dead.

 

Why would a Muslim kill a Rabbi and his two children and another child?

 

Why?

 

The answer of course stems from star-wars.

 

What is star-wars?

 

Nothing more, though nothing less, then the war of evil against the few good people.

 

Think about the amount of time, of money, that goes into harming Jews.

 

Again, when we simply look at Hitler’s maniacal genocide, if nothing else the vast amount of time and resources that went into it, is simply a suicidal, (as it really was, for he used trains to kill Jews, above the needs of his army.)

 

Similarly, what is going on in Israel with literally hundreds of millions of Arabs and Muslims spending day and night with the sole aim of how to kill a Jew.

 

Why?

 

The answer is simple.

 

Evil is jealous of the happiness in the good, and jealousy causes a desire to annihilate the irritant (like a mosquito you would love to kill as he is buzzing in your ear for the last hour).