Daily Archives: May 13, 2012

Be flexible within boundaries

The Baal Shem Tov teaches us where we desire to be i.e. what we think about (as our thoughts come from our desires and everybody daydreams their wishes) that is where we exist.

 

 

In other words, The Baal Shem Tov once showed his holy disciples a Divine Vision of a Ox wearing a Shtreimel (Chassidic Hat) sitting at a table eating a peace of meat. This was how a Rabbi who was enjoying his Shabbat meal appeared in heaven.

Never think you are greater than the people you are in charge of, for without those who receive from you, well you basically have no purpose to your existence.

The bottom line is, that if we get angry, upset, faribled, resentful, it is because we are attributing power to a human being WHO IS ALWAYS ONLY A MESSENGER FROM GOD.

I ate this Shabbos at a friend of mine who has two dogs, a mother and a son

 

 

I asked him if the son treats the mother with respect and he being a brilliant analyzer of all behavior, including dogs told me – dogs think not in terms of respect but dominance.

Effectively liberalism is an infantile assumption that man is good and that hence the leaders will act as a cash cow for them – which of course is, well, wrong, for man is effectively a battle between his selfishness and kindness and precisely when he is humble is he kind and precisely when he gets power he is selfish.