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10 New Baal Shem Tov Teachings

120. “And God Commanded On Man Saying” The Gemarah says – from here we see God commanded, the Seven Noahide Laws – The Baal Shem Tov said, regarding the seven Noahide laws – the Jews are responsible for the nations.

121. 1. We should never judge, we must always see the good in others 2. If in any way we have been demeaned, we must believe as the verse states, “It is not good for man to be alone – a help opposing him I will make” – if we are never judged, we can come to believe we are righteous… – so when we see some sort of negativity in another, we must realize that on some level we too (in this way, this removes our anger and brings humility.) And the main thing is to believe, in everything you say and do, God is there.

122. When you are praying and someone is talking to you (which causes a disturbance) especially if it is a gentile or child, realize that this is the Shechina challenging you (to strengthen your prayers.)

 124. If you see (or hear about ) a sin, realize that you have (at least at some level) this problem – and fix it within yourself.

125. Just as a person looking in a mirror – sees a flaw (dirt etc.) the same holds when we see a flaw in another (it really (at least on some level) is within ourselves.)

Note 106. When you see something wrong in another – educate yourself!

127. The Baal Shem Tov said, if a person never sinned, it is impossible for them to see a sin – so when you see someone who does, you must realize, on some level you do – and when you rectify this sin in you, you will rectify it in them.

Note 108. When a Tzaddik does even a small sin, this causes a simple person to do a large – once the Baal Shem Tov saw someone breaking the Shabbos and this saddened him – he wondered how he had broken the Shabbos, and it was revealed to him that he once used (made use of) a Talmid Chochom (to serve him) and the Talmid Chochom is called Shabbos.

128. Once the Baal Shem Tov was told, someone broke Shabbos – said he that he himself was (partially) guilty – for he once used a Talmid Chachom called Shabbos… and then his minor sin spread and concretized until this other did a major sin.

129. It is impossible to see another sinning unless (at some level) one has this – for example, if someone saw a lewd conduct this could be as they have arrogance – as the sages compare the two – if someone saw idolatry, this could be that they have (or had ) anger, as the sages compare the two.

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