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We are either a Merkavah, Gods car, in other words, like the forefathers, sublimating our intuition and understanding to God’s, or we are a composite of both positive and negative instincts i.e. like most of us are, namely, we love love, but we also have egos that get offended, however we would feel guilty if we did harm someone; or lastly, God-forbid when a person is so angry that all they want to do is harm and in this state the Divine soul “dissipates” and they are only left with their evil, which is the reason some people maim, abuse, because it makes them feel a bit better about their low self-image e.g. bullies, antisemites etc.

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The biggest mistake we make when we are Jewish

 

Imagine driving down the road and of course your GPS navigates your ride

 

Now imagine thinking, “well my GPS told me to take a left three turns ago, so I must take a left in the future turns as well!”

 

The same is true with Judaism:

 

Yes, Judaism relies on a fixed premise but this premise includes, even obligates, and of course necessitates, within its premise, continuous change.

 

For example, the third Mitzvah of the Torah in one of the countings is, that in every generation God will “appoint a prophet from among you” – someone far greater intellectually, spiritually etc. than everyone else – and you must listen to him.

 

Not only must you listen, but even if he temporarily says, like Elijah the prophet did, to do something forbidden in the Torah (sacrificing outside of the Beis Hamikdosh) it is then God’s will that you should follow.

 

In fact the Sanhedrin was given incredible power in the Torah, as we know they have the power to revoke a positive commandment, hence we do not blow Shofar on Rosh Hashanah – imagine that, Rosh Hashanah that falls out on Shabbos we do not blow the Shofar despite the fact that the Torah says to blow it!

 

Every prophet from Abraham to the Rebbe (though I can think of no example of this with the Rebbe) temporarily suspended Judaism as they obligated to for the sake of listening to God (Abraham of course knew it was forbidden to sacrifice his son but also knew that when God says something you listen.)

 

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The Path

Here is the path least trod, but best trod

Least trod for it is hard like …, best trod for it is peace with purpose, and there is no better combination than that.

Instead of relying on your own mind, the wisest of men King Solomon, the Alter Rebbe, advise us, rely on Gods.

There are a number of ways to do this:

a. Ask your mashpia for spiritual advice, a friend in business for business advice, and a friend who is a doctor for medical advice