SOULINERS Jewish Quotes FROM JUDAISM

1.    “Love your friend as much as you love yourself.”

2.    “What you don’t want your friend to do to you, don’t do the same to him (or her,) this is the essence of the Bible, the rest is the explanation (of how to put this into practice.)”

3.    “If you try, you will succeed.”

4.    “May the dignity of your friend be as important to you as your own dignity.”

5.    “May your friends assets be as dear to you, as your own assets.”

6.    “Goodness lies in dispelling darkness.”

7.    “Light dispels a lot of darkness.”

8.    “In the beginning G-d created heaven and earth – time and space.”

9.    “The Bible that Moses commanded us is the inheritance of the entire house of Jacob.”

10. “Everyone has a portion in the world to come.”

11. “You should love G-d, Your Master with all your heart, with all your soul and with all resources at your disposal.”

12. “Love and fear are the source of all human thoughts, speech, and actions.”

13. “We can control what we think about, what we say, and what we do.”

14. “We are comprised of three souls, an animal soul, an intellectual soul, and a G-dly soul.”

15. “The animal soul has instincts based on the four elements of earth, air, fire and water;
earth refers to laziness and sadness,
fire refers to the desire to rise above others the cause of anger and pride ego and haughtiness,
air refers to meaningless waste of time activities (commonly referred to as fun in the western world),
and last but not least water refers to the growth of all pleasures food drugs etc.”

16. “The intellectual soul is intellectual in nature, it is not a leader but using your intellect and G-dly soul, you can tame the animal soul and rise to the greatest heights of saintliness.”

17. “The animal is controlled by it emotions (instincts.)”

18. “The human mind can control its instinctual desires.”

19. “The G-dly soul wishes to unite with G-d through goodness and kindness.”

20. “There is nothing but G-d.”

21. “Every moment G-d creates the entire world anew.”

22. (E=mc2 teaches that matter is energy, quantum physics teaches that this energy goes into its source and gets recreated every mili-second.)

23. “Your G-dly soul is part of G-d.”

24. “G-d created concealments, so man could choose light over darkness.”

25. “Darkness is merely a concealment of light, but has no independent existence whatsoever.”

The Messianic Era

26. “A redeemer will come from the house of David and bring peace to the world.”

27.  “In that time the main “business” of the world will be to get to know G-d better.”

28. “The descendent of David will restore the Davidic Kingdom to Israel, will rebuild the ancient Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, will bring the Jewish people back to Israel, and will teach humanity how to live under G-d in peace and harmony.”

29. “They will say for Sabbath and the “new moons” come let us go up and celebrate in Jerusalem.”

30. “On Sukkos all nations will come to celebrate in Jerusalem.”

31. “The whole world was created for the generation that will enter into the messianic state.”

32. “We are the last generation of exile and the first generation of redemption.”

33.  “The Messiah is on his way.”

34. “We need to add in acts of goodness and kindness.”

35. “There will be peace in the world when the Messiah comes.”

36. “It will be something that will shed light on reality encompassing all good people forevermore. “

37. “The world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d like the waters cover the ocean-bed.”

38. “People will not need to teach each other (then) for everyone will be able to point and say ‘here is G-d.’”

39. “You will see G-d eye to eye.”

40. “The Jews will all return to Israel.””

41. “Nations will beat their swords into plowshares.”

42. “Success is when you try, not when you succeed.”

43. “Who is wealthy? s/he who is happy with what s/he has.”

44. “Who is strong? s/he who can control their instincts.”

45. “Who is wise? s/he who realizes the consequences of their actions.”

46. “Don’t hold (bear) grudges.”

47. “Remove hatred from your heart.”

48. “Don’t insult anyone.”

49. “Words are sharper then swords.”

50. “’Do not steal’ means taking anything irreplaceable, like waking someone up when they want to sleep.”

51. “Don’t give bad advice.”

52. “G-d decides who has what, so don’t be jealous of your friend’s wife, home, or anything that is uniquely his.”

53. “Know that there is a G-d, who rules, directs and controls all of nature and humankind.”

54. “G-d is within the atoms that comprise everything we know.”

55. “Love G-d.”

56. “Thank G-d.”

57. “Thank G-d when things go well for you, and trust him when they don’t.”

58. “Always remember, there is a book that writes down everything you think say and do.”

59. “Always have great reverence for G-d’s teachings.”

60. “Be ready to live or die for G-d”.

61. “Do not destroy G-d’s name”.

62. “Emulate G-d – Just as he is kind, be kind too, just as he is merciful, be merciful too etc”.

63. “Try to learn from the great Rabbis and saintly people.”

64. “Be extra sensitive to widows or orphans, for they feel less protected then the rest of us.”

65. “Do not take revenge. Better to have a clean soul and a bruised ego, than a clean ego and bruised soul.”

66. “Even if it’s true, don’t say bad things about people, maligning and thus killing them.”

67. “Study the Bible and its rabbinical commentaries.”

68. “Have respect for a Torah teacher, for while your parents brought you into this world, they will bring you into the world to come.”

69.  “Every morning and every evening say the Shema and be prepared to live for G-d.”

70. “When in doubt or in need of assistance, pray to G-d.”

71. “For men: Put on Teffilin daily (not on Sabbath and Holydays.)”

72. “Place a Mezuzah on your doorposts.”

73. “Purchase Jewish (Biblical and its commentators) books to be available when your interested.”

74. “For men: when you have a four corned garment (Tzitzis) you should place fringes (Biblical strings) on them.”

75. “After eating say thank you to G-d for the food you ate. Specifically there is the Jewish grace found in Jewish prayer books.”

76. “For every breath you take, you should thank G-d.”

77. “Before eating, thank G-d for the food you are about to eat.”

78. “Celebrate the Sabbath with good food, nice clothing, listen to the weekly Torah reading in Synagogue, don’t work (which includes a break from electricity, driving and other things). Recite the kiddush on a glass of wine.”

79. “Get married.” G-d

80.  “Have children.” G-d

81. “Loaning money is even better then giving it because the person who receives a loan is less shamed than the person who is given money.”

82. “If you know someone cant pay you back don’t embarrass him by asking for the money back.”

83. “Don’t loan on interest for it consumes the resources of the poor person forced to loan.”

84. “Honor your father and mother, after all they created your body, fed, clothed you, and hopefully loved you.”

85. “When a person knows they will succeed they are that much more into what they do.”

86. “Where a person’s thoughts are, there they are completely.”

87. “Your mood is reflected in heaven which is then the reflection of what you get from heaven.”

88. “What goes around (both positively and negatively) comes around.”

89. “You get what you give to others.”

90.  “A soul could come from heaven to earth live for sixty seventy years in order to do one favor for another, this could be a materiel favor and certainly a spiritual favor (like teaching someone else about G-d.)”

91. “The stories of the Bible are the clothing for the Bible, the laws the body of the Bible, the Kabbalah it’s soul, and then there is the soul of the Kabbalah – Chassidus.”

92. “Chassidus allows mortal man a glimpse of immortal infinite G-d.”

93. “Chassidus is the energy of all the sections of Torah.”

94. “G-d doesn’t judge man, man is asked upon death to judge various different scenarios; unbeknown to him, they are all what he did.”

95. “Always give someone the benefit of the doubt.”

96. “The holy wise men of Israel would perfect each of their dispositions (such as eliminating anger, envy, pride, and increasing loving kindness, humility, compassion.)”

97. “One of the purposes of man’s creation, is so that he should change bad character traits into good ones.”

98. “The way to change a bad character trait, is to go in the opposite direction, until the new disposition becomes wholly natural and normal to one.

(so a lazy person should act with alacrity,
an angry person with complete humility and serenity) once the disposition is innate then one can go more towards the middle of the road.”

99. “Generally speaking the middle (between extremes, such as a cheapskate or spendthrift) is always the correct way.

100.       “Anger and pride are the two character traits that need to be completely eliminated.”

101.       “Whoever gets angry is like someone who worships idols, for they forget that G-d is good and everything that happens really comes from G-d.”

102.       “G-d uses good people to do good missions and bad people to do bad missions.”

103.       “Whatever happens to you, good or bad, was already designed by G-d, ultimately for your benefit.”

104.       “Good is great, bad is even “better” for it’s a goodness that cannot be revealed, as its light is too great for this world.”

105.       “Just as one would thank G-d for good, so too one should thank G-d for bad.”

106.       “The wolf will lie down with the lamb (in the messianic era, there will be complete harmony.)”

107.       “One should be ready to give up their very lives in helping a stranger they never met.”

108.       “One should always endeavor to see the good in everything.”

109.       “When you are happy, G-d changes negative in your life to positive”.

110.       “Count your blessings”.

  1. In our own life we must search for our talents; highlight our strong
    points, and know what we are good at.
  1. G-d has given all of us strong points and weak points; we need to do a careful
    analysis of our strong points and our weak points.
  1. According to Kabbalah, everyone has one major weak point and
    by conquering that weak point, everything else will fall into place.
  1. Every man has inherent value, and is valuable, as G-d is valuable.

    This truly lies at the heart of the Kabbalah’s worldview; that all souls come
    from one father, who loves all men equally without distinction.

  2. The parent loves the child because it is their child and it is beautiful in their eyes. Similarly, we are cherished, loved, and treasured in G-d’s eyes.
  3. Every human is your brother or sister, for the vital part of the human is not the body but the soul that gives it life, and all souls have one source; one father, one spring from where they where drawn.
  4. We need to be happy. The way to be happy is twofold: 1. We need to be appreciative of what we have. 2.We need to be able to say “Thank G-d, for what I have.”
  5. In order to not take what we have for granted we need to
    continuously be grateful for it.

    Every morning, we need to thank G-d, for restoring our souls in our bodies, fresh and invigorated, ready for a new day.

    In the morning we need to thank G-d for our health and
    for everything we have!

  6. The first thought you have, influences the rest of your day.
    So if you wake up on the right side of the bed – grateful for what you
    have – you will have a happy day.
  7. No better way to retain your equilibrium, peace of mind, serenity, and tranquility than humility.
  8. Joy, opens a person’s heart, allowing others to enter; and brings about
    unity and harmony.
  9. G-d is like a parent, who loves to see his or her children playing together, loving one another, sharing, caring, helping, acting compassionately and with empathy for one another.
  10. The soul has one chief aim and that is joy.
  11. What is happiness? Happiness is joy.
  12. There is no greater joy and happiness, contentment and satisfaction, and self-respect than that which comes from giving, sharing, caring, helping, and being selfless.
  13. We are not condemning the good, to a life of seriousness; rather a life of meaning and inner joy.
  14. Meaning and inner joy come from knowing that you have made a meaningful difference to the people you love.
  15. Love, the key that unlocks the heart, that opens the heart, that makes a
    person receptive.
  16. We should be doubly careful not to pass judgment on anyone else for
    in fact we are only passing judgment on ourselves.
  17. In Heaven, the angels collect every word we say, and everything we do is recorded.
  18. Fortunate is the man who has learned to give others the benefit of the doubt, who has
    learned to react compassionately to man’s failings.
  19. Man judges himself, and if we see an error in someone else, we have been given an op-
    portunity to correct an error in ourselves!
  20. An exceptional method of changing a bad habit, into a good one; by swinging into the complete opposite direction until one feels that the bad habit is broken.
  21. Man’s life in this world, involves a fierce battle between good and evil, truth and falsehood, what is in good taste and what is in bad taste, what is kind and what is mean, what is nice and
    what is selfish, to be helpful and not to hurt, to praise and not to insult, to love and not to ignore, to see the good in others and not the bad, to be charitable and not stingy, to act selflessly instead of narcissistically, to be noble instead of ignoble, to be merciful and not heartless, and last but not least in any way, to be happy and not sad.
  22. A true friend cares not only about another person’s body, but also
    about their soul
  23. We are souls in bodies, our bodies do have instincts like animals, however our
    souls yearn for G-d, for goodness, for humanness, for kindness, for
    justice, for helping, for sharing, for caring, for giving, for compassion,
    for mercy, for love and harmony.
  24. Heaven was created for earth, not the other way around.
  25. G-d’s desire in creating souls was so that a soul may descend into this world and purify, elevate, and extract the good from the bad.
  26. The perfect home for G-d is where there is harmony.
  27. We cannot and must not protect ourselves and expect G-d to be happy, we must protect others as well.
  28. Abraham literally changed the world. We need to do that too.
  29. You are where you need to be, to make a world of a difference to someone’s world.
  30. True strength is not brute force (for then a horse is far stronger than a man) true strength is the ability to control one’s instincts, one’s innate inborn desires, and replace them with beau-
    tiful noble virtues.
  31. The greatest gift that G-d has given us, that we can choose to be good
    people through our own effort.
  32. The fruit of education does not grow overnight.
  1. Awareness is a destination, that needs to continuously be reached.

You are always thinking; meaning, your brain is always active but you can decide what to think about.

111.       Self-control is the ability to have your mind control your emotions.

112.       Knowing why we want to do things allows us the ability to decide if we want to do them.

113.       There is nothing wrong with quitting if a person knows why they are quitting.

114.       Jung writes, that, there is no birth of consciousness without pain.

115.       Survivors do not let the abuse control them rather they control the abuse.

116.       For us to truly make the world a better place, to truly achieve that which we long for, we need to come to terms, that if we won’t do it, no one will.

  1. “Something” really smart and really powerful created this world.

118.       As a human, you can realize, that everything has a cause.

119.       G-d desires that humans should have a chance to help G-d make a perfect world!

120.       By doing what is right and rejecting what is wrong, we make G-d feel comfortable in a world which is a good place.

121.       G-d is essentially kind.

122.       In order to live a meaningful life, we need to not only be focused on our own survival, but the survival and happiness of our family and friends.

123.       When we do a mitzvah and spend time – which could be used selfishly – for a good cause, we are perfecting the world.

124.       G-d desired to receive the enjoyment, that humans would choose, to do what is right, even when they could just as easily, have done what is wrong.

125.       There is a very simple reason why Moshiach will come and that is because G-d, like you, wants a perfected world.

126.       G-d’s ultimate desire, is to give us the opportunity to make this world a perfect place.

127.       Moshiach is a time of clarity!

128.       In order to be happy, a person needs to control their jealousy.

129.       If a person can gain control over their desires, they can become happy, for they can then set realistic goals for themselves that can be achieved.

130.       Mitzvos are divided into two parts.  Those between us and G-d and between us and other people.

131.       It is very easy to make excuses why bad behavior is okay.  But it is even easier to understand that good behavior is good.

132.       By using the Torah as our guide, we become very special and live in a unique way of goodness.

133.       In the nature of feeling good or doing good, the harder it was to achieve the good, the greater the feeling of achievement.

134.       When we accomplish a Mitzvah, we need to fight with our Yetzer Horah who has many other ‘good’ ideas for us, the moment we try to do a Mitzvah.

135.       Any person who fights their Yetzer Horah and gains control of themselves, can become happy, for they are the greatest and most difficult achievements anyone can ever dream of doing!

136.       Each and every atom is a miracle, regardless of how one may think the world was created – all matter which consists of atoms, testify to the eternal miracle of creation. (put in picture)

137.       Obviously the world was created.  For a single fish to survive, the sun needs to be exactly where it is, there needs to be zooplankton (tiny microscopic ‘fish’ in the ocean) and there needs to be an ocean wherein they live.

138.       The body is the soul’s vehicle.

139.       The body is comprised of three main abilities. The ability to speak, the ability to think, and the ability to act.

140.       We are unique in this world both as speakers and as thinkers. We can formulate intellectual ideas completely divorced from our instincts and desires.

141.       Within us there is a G-dly soul. It is from this soul that our desire for goodness and kindness comes from, as well as our desire to get to know and unite with G-d, this soul’s direct source.

142.       When you create a love or desire for something you automatically create a fear; which is the fear of losing that something.
Say you love a person you have automatically created a fear, the fear of losing that person.

143.       Words are meant to bring each other together and at times reconcile in order not to lose what one has.

144.       When your soul was sent into your body, G-d administered an oath that “you should be good and not be bad, and even if the entire world tells you that you are good, consider yourself as if you are bad.”

145.       Effectively every person is challenged to rise above selfish instincts for goodness and kindness. This is our entire mission in life.

146.       By always acting with goodness and kindness we will surely achieve our mission.

147.       What you do not want someone to do to you, don’t do them.

148.       Conditional love is about me, while unconditional love is about you.

149.       If we consider our souls as the most important part of who we are, and we take pride in our souls, than we can truly unite with everyone, for everyone has a soul just like ours.

150.       Who is rich? Someone who is happy with what they have.

151.       G-d is more concerned how you treat your fellow man, than how you treat G-d.

152.       G-d is just as much part of the world now, as G-d was when G-d created the world.

153.       One thing though that G-d will not decide for you is whether you will choose your G-dly soul (goodness) over your animal soul (selfishness).

154.       In order to be good, you need to be able to be selfish.
In order to succeed, you need to be able to fail.
In order to be nice, you need to be able to be mean.
In order to be kind, you need to be able to be bad.
In order to be merciful, you need to be able to be arrogant.
In order to create a legacy, you need to be able to waste your time.

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