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I just learned from the Alter Rebbe something extraordinary – when we look at someone, there is an embarrassment to not do something which in their eyes is inappropriate… – and the lesson I deduce… – is make sure you are looking only at the good (for if you look at movies or worse etc., what happens is – as the largest Govt. study into negative images proves – a loss of shame (in fact, the desire to emulate… – this is the secret how Jews – having great role-models (and seeing themselves as distinct) were always on such a high)

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So I was singing ( a new hobby : ) and as this song has many words – I started to think (an old hobby…) how is it that my brain remembers… – and I recalled what Einstein said, that the brain recalls in time space (so we sort of have all these little videos…) and I thought, in actual fact, the brain strings together a story – and then I thought: a. the most important thought is to check your story (is it true…. for example, in narcissism, we think we are the center ) b. the true story is, that before any brain had any story, the original

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Everything you need to know, you can learn from the Garden of Eden

You see, the Torah is not a book of stories – the Torah is a book of lessons (in fact in Hebrew the word for Torah means lesson – or instruction – advice.)

In the beginning I placed man in a perfect location – this beautiful Garden in which his every need, every desire was catered for, including a loving adoring wife was complete… – but what is life without achievement… – so in order for him to achieve I gave him a challenge – in the middle of the garden was the most gorgeous of trees… – I told him to never eat from its fruit… – his wife too, was given a challenge – and so in the way of the feeble, instead of adhering to her husband – a saintly man, she allowed a stupid charmer to beguile her – losing her way way, she then had her husband lose his (for after all: that wouldn’t be fair…)

Lesson # 1 don’t ignore G-d – even if your wife tells you too

Lesson # 2 don’t fall for charming salespeople

Well, after they were banished from the Garden, the two sons, Kayin and Hevel offered a sacrifice – Kayin was miserly, so a fire descended not from heaven

And this caused the sin – the cause of all strife, evil, hate, malice, maliciousness (which turns into Genocide etc.) jealousy

Knowing well his state, I came to him and asked him why he seemed so sad? and explained to him, he was facing a challenge:

If at this moment he would look within himself – not blame another – but seek to understand – he would

Of-course his anger seethed – enraged, he killed his brother – his brother’s soul cried to the injustice, and Kayin forever became cursed (well doesn’t take much to get this lesson… – never let your anger, your stupid ego – your false concept of what is fair… – as if you know better than God – turn into hate… – unless you seek to be eternally destroyed.)