Loving Kindness Step by Step Daily Quote

 

Loving Kindness – Step by Step Daily Quote – 13th Elul, 5769

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Today I will look back over the past six months and tally the unexpected expenses I have had to meet. Now I will ask myself a question: Would I have thought that I had that much money to give away?

 

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Todays Mussar Quote 13th Elul 5769

 

Today 13th Elul, 5769 – Mussar Quote

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Take a few moments to reflect on Shema Yisrael and discover its endless secrets.

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Todays eMussar Lesson 13th Elul 5769

 

Today 13th Elul, 5769 – eMussar Lesson –
Your Heart – A Sun of Warmth and Light

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PARSHA INSIGHTS\THE SAGES OF MUSSAR

HaShem created the entire universe with the attribute of kindness – as King David declared: “The world was created in kindness” (Tehillim 89). In turn, all functions of the entire creation – for instance, the air we breath, the water we drink, the light and warmth of the sun, etc. – are founded upon and flow forth with kindness.

The Talmud (Sanhedrin 37) teaches that all of the creations were created in great numbers – except for man. Adam was created as the sole human in the universe. Hence, HaShem revealed that each individual person is so precious, that HaShem created the whole world for him or her.

The Torah (Devarim 28:9) teaches the purpose of human existence: And you shall walk in His ways. The Talmud (Shabbos 133) explains this verse: “Just as He is merciful, so should you be merciful. Just as He is kind, so should you be kind.”Hence, it is fitting for human beings to instill this precious attribute of kindness within their hearts.

Just as “The kindness of HaShem is forever” so too, man should emulate his Creator: he should continuously aspire to benefit and bestow delights on all creations, as much as he possibly can.

Moreover, reflection upon the kindness that emanates from every cell – and entity – of heaven and earth, sheds light on the good path of life that we should traverse. Also, we learn an additional aspect of kindness from the creations – not to withhold kindness from any entity. For instance, the sun gives its light everyday, even to those who stray from the truth – and worship the sun.

If the creations of HaShem perform continuous kindness, even to the unworthy, how much more so, should human beings – who are the intended recipients of all HaShem’s goodness – flow forth with uninterrupted kindness. Awareness of the endless, unbounded love of HaShem that bestows beauty and life upon us, is the highest inspiration for us to walk in His ways.
[Based on the Ohr HaTzafon, of Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel]

TODAY: Consider the warmth that you enjoy from the sun – beam that warmth to others.

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Daily PiCK ME UPs 13th Elul 5769

 

Daily “PiCK-ME-UPs” – 13th Elul, 5769

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Happiness and Wealth

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DIVINE LIGHT

 

DIVINE LIGHT – 13th Elul, 5769

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The Mystical Light of the Baal Shem Tov

Section 22.

After Shabbos, Reb Elimelech asked the cantor to tell him about the holiness of the Baal Shem Tov. The cantor told him about awesome things that no one had heard before. Primarily, he spoke of the Baal Shem Tov’s love and awe of G-d, and how he would perform soul ascensions to the spiritual worlds while fully conscious in this world. He would gaze into all the chambers of Torah and see the Divine Chariot. When the Baal Shem Tov would recite Hallel, he would not say a verse until he saw the angels who recited that particular verse and heard the exquisiteness of their song, and could recite the verse with them.

He related the awe-inspiring holiness of the Baal Shem Tov from the day of his birth. He described how he would speak to the souls of Tzaddikim, with Elijah the Prophet, and most often with the Arizal, who was constantly with him.

Once, the cantor related, the Baal Shem Tov asked the Arizal why he had openly taught mystical secrets of the Torah outside of the context of worship. The Arizal answered that if he had lived another two years, he would have taught the mystical secrets of the Torah in the context of prayer so that the G-dly sparks, still lost in the world would have been rectified.

The cantor spoke about how the Baal Shem Tov’s soul ascensions occurred while his body lay still, and how the Baal Shem Tov would speak to Moshiach1 and with our teacher Moses.

He talked about how the Baal Shem Tov was an expert in the “Work of Creation,”2 the “Work of the Chariot,”3 and in the entire Torah. He described how the Baal Shem Tov spoke the language of every creature and the language of the angels, and how he was filled with love and awe of G-d and all possible virtues of character, including piety, humility, and love of Israel.

Reb Elimelech commented that all the spiritual attainments attributed to the Arizal also applied to the Baal Shem Tov – perhaps even more so. He further said that that which is written about the Arizal is a drop in the ocean compared with the totality of who the Arizal really was.

The cantor also told Reb Elimelech that every Friday afternoon, during the Mincha prayer, tens of thousands of souls would gather around the Baal Shem Tov, and he would spiritually heal their soul and help them return to their source.
From the Manuscripts of Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac of Komarno

1Messiah;Direct descendant of King David;King and Ruler of the Jewish people during the Messianic Age
2Kabbalistic doctrine
3Kabbalistic doctrine

Translation and Commentary by Translation and commentary by Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Shore.

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Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah 13th Elul 5769

 

Daily Writings on Kabbalah and Torah – 13th Elul, 5769

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Everyone has different abilities depending on the tribe they represent. Let us all unify and work together in the battle against the Sitra Acher.

WISDOM CAN ONLY BE LOWERED TO A CERTAIN POINT – IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND IT READ IT OVER TWO THREE TIMES AND THINK ABOUT IT

Regarding the clothing of a spirit to receive a rectification

–  Certain rectifications can only be done in the physical world because it is confined to the dimensions of space.
–  When a person dies it is not over, his soul must be rectified.
–  After he earns the right he can sometimes cloth himself in the body of a person or creature under going an experience which is his rectification.
–  Meaning he goes on as a rider not affecting his host, leaving after the rectification is accomplished.
–  Example, if a person committed an act of murder while alive he might have to cloth himself into another person as he is being killed.
–  The host deserves to be killed either way for his personal sins. The soul feels all that is experienced by the host, but not necessarily effecting him.
–  This explains certain cases of gilgulim (reincarnations).

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Teachings of the Sages 13th Elul 5769

 

Teachings of the Sages – 13th Elul, 5769

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ON GOOD AND EVIL

“The Talmud tells us that Torah study in the days of Rav Yehudah was nowhere near as extensive or penetrating as that of later generations; his students devoted all their time to one tractate—Nezikin, the laws of damages. Yet, in a period of drought, Rav Yehudah only had to remove a single shoe to signal the onset of a fast, and the rain would come pouring down. Later generations mastered the entire Talmud with the greatest subtlety, yet they could not produce such salvation. The holy Rav Pinchas of Koritz commented: ‘The Talmud says that their studies were entirely over how to avoid damages. That is: how not to damage the mouth with loshon harah, how not to damage the eyes with forbidden glances, how not to damage the body with non-kosher foods. This gave them such spiritual merit that even the slightest prayer, as in the case of Rav Yehudah, immediately brought about rain’”.*

*Ms. Jerusalem 3759, fol. 127b (A), cited in Hasidism as Mysticism: Quietistic Elements in Eighteenth Century Hasidic Thought, by Rivka Schatz Uffenheimer, pp. 195-196. Reprinted with permission of Magnes Press (B)

By Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz

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