Perek Shira: Who Is The Boss? The Horse Says, The One With The Food
Did you ever go horseback riding? The first and most important rule they teach you is that you need to show the horse who is the boss. If you establish that, then you are okay. If not, get ready for a rough ride on the of this fast and mighty creature. The Gemara Pesachim says that a horse eats a lot, works a little, is arrogant, and would like to kill its owner in war. Not exactly the profile of an animal that you would think would relate to a weak human being as Mr. Boss. Similarly the Gemara in Pesachim says that Canaan, the father of all slaves commanded his children who were destined to be slaves, love stealing, love adultery, hate your owner, among other less than sterling character traits.
Inborn traits like those possessed by the slave and horse are the hallmarks of someone who desperately wants his freedom. Yet both of them are loyal because they know who butters their bread. Not only are they loyal but they are a model of subjugation and modesty. Similarly says the Knaf Renanim, we too at the very least should learn from these two characters how to behave towards Hashem. We may have our own plans and desires but at the very least we should be smart enough to know that when we need food we need to totally submit ourselves to our boss. When is that? Always!
The horse says, “Hinei K’Enei Avodim El Yad Adonaihem, K’Enei Shifcha El Yad Givirta, Kein Eineinu EL Hashem Elokeinu”; we are like the arrogant slave and the maidservant whose eyes are turned towards its master in complete humility, at least when it needs something.
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Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov – 9th Tammuz, 5769
For oneself, one must always maintain a critical eye; for others, never.
(Sippurei Tzaddikim 24, 1)
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The Rebbe says in Likutei Moharan II 7:4, “Even when his time comes to leave the world, and the soul ascends and cleaves to its Source in the upper worlds, this is not the ultimate and complete goal, for the soul to only be attached above. Completion for the soul is that, as it cleaves above, it should continue to be below as well. It is, therefore, necessary that a person leave a part of himself, his mind, behind when he leaves the world.”
Tikun Habris is the most important topic to discuss in this low generation, and no one is dealing with it.
If you are Jewish then you are part of the Holy nation. Have mercy on your holy soul and stop blemishing it with the sin of wasting seed. Take heed of what the kabbalah says and stop committing this sin of wasting seed.
The Sin of Wasting Seed
He causes the lengthening of exile, plagues and all tragedies. His children will also follow the path of evil.
(Mam Loez Vayeshev)
A Wonderous Segulah to rectify oneself and to rectify Nefesh Ruach and Neshama. Culled from the Holy ARIZALs works to be said every day after prayers.
Tikun Mem Ches from the Tikunei Zohar has the Segulah to bring that which is precious and holy out of what has fallen into spiritual darkness and to rectify the sins related to the Bris Kodesh.
Whomever says it will be worthy of many wonderous things relating to body and soul.