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Mamer – alter rebbe – Chayei sara

YIGALEH

We need to understand the idea of food – so food which is inanimate, begins in a very high source, which is why it has the ability to feed us below – however it’s shattered from its source and came into the physical and therefore it has Kelipa, which is the attraction – the Lust; and goal is that we take the energy from the food and we use it for the study of Torah, prayer Etc. and this transforms this material into spiritual – now on Shabbos, which is a holy day we can truly just enjoy the food, as on that day, the source of the food above, goes to a higher dimension, and on Yom Tov, when it’s not as high, therefore, we need to be joyous, because Joy – which the nature of joy, as we are happy – we want everyone to be happy! creates the elimination of negativity.

Haggah

The spirit obviously is both infinite and undefinable – so just as the soul permeates and gives life to the body, but it itself is beyond and unlimited – similarly the Divine revelation.

The soul begins literally in God, but like the “seed” of the seed (semen) which begins as a spirit, within the father’s brain, but then travels down through the spine and becomes physical within the organ – similarly below, we have independent consciousness – now when we do a Miztvah, we provide, like a garment (clothing ) for our soul, and when we get to heaven, this clothing (like looking at the sun through filters) allows us to experience, the infinite Divine radiance.

We know that love and fear of God, are not Mitzvos per-se, rather, like the wings that elevate the Mitzvos – the meaning – when we read Shema, we should have the meditation, that obviously simultaneously two realities occur – the first is that the Divine radiance (say your soul) which inhabits myself (and everything) is unlimited, yet it also appears in a limited (soul by soul, for each body) fashion – in other words, at this very moment my soul (in its limited form) is actually truly unlimited – when a person understands this, they will desire to only wish to cleave to their source – and following this meditation, we study Torah, for when we study Torah – this causes our soul beyond, to study Torah (higher and higher still) and God Himself unites.

Ayin

A person is a composite of everything.

Vayietze

  1. Though when Moshiach comes, we will merit the enjoyment of understanding – the secret, – nonetheless, as anything that can be understood is not God (for it is merely an offshoot, descended, like a ray from the sun) when we DO a Mitzvah, we are acquiring God (and therefore unlike what people think, that emotional attachment to God is greatest, it is in fact action – the emotions are merely the motivations!)
  2. As Torah itself is there merely to mivarer birrurim – to sanctify the good from the evil (which is why it descends into even arguments – how to deal with lies etc.) but ultimately, it is all to bring about the infinite (therefore one who says, “all I have is Torah, even Torah, he has not” – for its intended intent – refining the person and world, isn’t manifesting, under such a mistaken ideology.)

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