The Baal Shem Tov says, that the Hebrew name of something is both the source of its existence, as well it’s continued life-force.
The main objective of God in the giving of the Torah is that man should serve on his own initiative.
The first Luchois represents the service of Tzaddikim, while the second represents the service of Baal Teshuva.
The service of Baal Teshuva is far greater than that of the Tzaddikim.
MATAN TORAH / AVROHOM
Matan Torah in actual fact begins with Avrohom.
REVELATION VS. AVODA / SELF REFINEMENT
Revelation cuases that momentarily our essential self dominates, but AVODA, Baal Teshuva, self-refinement causes, that our conscious self, transforms.
The natural desire of a Jew is to fulfill the will of God.
God’s intent in creation is quite simply, “it is the nature of good to do so.”
GOD’S TRUEST INTENT
The truest intent of God is to give us the opportunity, through our subjugation of our Yetzer Hara / evil inclinations, to fulfill a higher intent, thereby manifesting the infinite radiance / Messianic era.
The Baal Teshuva, not only has the Merit of Mitzvahs, but the even infinitely higher, of the transformation of Darkness to light.
The Torah of Moshiach will be infinite.
MOSHIACH / BAAL TESHUVA
Moshiach comes in the Merit of (Baal) Teshuva.
DECIPHERING / TALMYD BAVLI
The reason Talmud Bavli supersedes Talmud Yerushalmi, is because of the pilpul / analytic debates to decipher the law, its conclusions are more accurate.
Through truly Desiring the truth, Hashem reveals it.
DECIPHERING / DIVINE WILL
The Rebbe teaches, that through the analytical probing of the Divine will, as in the Talmud Bavli, hence reaching the correct resolution, which then in turn creates the correct action, this then in turn manifests the Divine intent.
MOSHIACH / MITZVOS
The complete fulfillment of doing Mitzvos will be when Moshiach comes.
DRIVE / MEDITATION
Through this understanding (namely that our current performance lacks) this cuases additional drive.
DRIVE / BAAL TESHUVA
This is similar, as it states in Tanya, that as the Baal Teshuva feels distant (from God) therefore he seeks.
The very depth of feeling that drives you to God, creates this reaction.
The greatness of the Messianic era is that it Infinitely surpasses even the light at the beginning of creation.
This greatness will be also greater than the Matan Torah Revelation.
When Moshiach comes, the physical world will, like a fig, which absentenmindely is being picked on Shabbos – will say, “Today is Shabbos!”
TORAH & MITZVOS
Through Torah and Mitzvos we transform this world.
On Shemini Atzeres a Jew becomes a master of destiny.