10 New Teachings Of The Baal Shem Tov

56. A person who loves his son has his image in his mind – by people this can apply only after the son has been seen, but by God, when He said “let us make man in our image” – this is the image He had foreseen.


58. Just as there are 10 sefiros above – there are ten sefiros within each person – malchus represents the lowest – suffering – then comes netzach and hod which are the foundation which refers to faith – then comes yesoid which refer to taking pleasure (for as is known, this refers n the body, to the limb of intimacy where man’s great pleasure comes from) so it means taking pleasure in God.

Note 51 The Baal Shem Tov said to his disciple the Rav of kalama – “those who seem in your eyes worthless, I love them more then you love your only son.”

61. The Baal Shem Tov said, a person is called a Tzaddik – in the secret that “a Tzaadik is the foundation of the world” – when he takes great pleasure in serving God.  

62. Through faith, we uplift the level of Malchus and she rejoices in Z”a.

Note 54. A person who is a Tzaddik and is always attached to God, then God is with him in all that He does.

64. Within the mind of man are the ten Sefirois – for Chochmah and Binah are the parents that give birth to a concept – at the outset, the idea is called Chessed, as it has unlimited expansiveness – then one needs Gevurah to limit the idea, so it can be conveyed – all comes about through the middle column – then one needs faith, as the Talmud states: Chabakuk came and summarized the Torah as faith – and then the pleasure from the novel chiddush (Torah idea) is called Yesiod, the limb of pleasure – and this is revealed through speech, which is called Malchus.

65.  Chesed (loving-kindness) and Gevurah (strict judgment) in a person is that when a person feels their worthlessness this is called Gevurah and the exact opposite is when a person contemplates the kindness that God does for him, this is called Chassadim.


67. Just as above in the Sefirois, there is expansive and contracted states – so too below, that a person’s garment can be messed up, which causes him contraction (narrow focus) and the way to rectify it, is to give a pidyoin (prayer/Tzeddakah to a Tzaddik) or do donate it or the value of it to charity.

Note 57. One person can be a cover for another – for example one person acts beyond nature (Divinely) but his needs are provided through people who work within nature – and when the two meet, and converge, they become one.