The Daily Page, 20th Elul, 5770

The Daily Page is a collection of excerpts taken from the daily Kabbalah lesson with Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch.

The Drop Of Unity Is Priceless

Everything that ever happened to us, all the suffering we have gone through over the course of all of our history was for our own good. Baal HaSulam writes in Letter #23 that a person who has revealed a drop of unity with the Creator would happily chop off his arms and legs several times a day just to feel the taste of unity with the Creator at least once in his lifetime!

And that’s no exaggeration. If a person would consider how much Light one single drop of unity brings him compared to all of the most horrible suffering of this world, then he would feel that it outweighs everything!

We do not understand what the Upper Light is that clothes into the soul. We think that it’s simply something pleasant that makes us feel good. We don’t feel the true meaning of the words “eternity, perfection, and harmony.”

-from the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/17/10

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Daily Kabbalah Bites, 20th Elul, 5770

The most outstanding Questions and Answers, excerpts, examples, illustrations, definitions, and advice from the Daily Kabbalah Lesson of Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch.

Daily Kabbalah Tip
Advice in the daily Kabbalah lesson is recommended, practical tasks for advancing spiritually.

Living In A Movie

Reality is projected on a three dimensional screen surrounding us and we must discover the truth.

Our work is to discover the truth about reality. Where is my true existence, where am I operating, and who am I really? We need to discover the Someone who is drawing the virtual reality for us, so that we will discover the real reality. We need to discover, actually, the Force that is passively operating.

Whoever begins to invest in this gradually discovers to what extent reality is transparent, that through it he can see the forces that draw this reality.

The reality that we know is a three dimensional screen that surrounds us on all sides and we must discover that there is Someone who is drawing it.

-from the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/16/10 (minutes 39-43)

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Keep Smiling, 20th Elul, 5770

To those who read “Keep Smiling” before, I hope you will enjoy reading them once again…
Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

Past, Present, Future

We live our past in our present. We live our future in our present.

We live our past in our present. Everything that surrounds us, the houses, roads, people, things, etc. all entered our lives from the distant or not so distant past. Similarly, all that we are now is an accumulation of all we have done in our past. Thus, we are the richer for our past and we need to enjoy it. We need to show it the correct appreciation and gratitude.

We live our future in our present. Whatever we do now is with an eye on a plan, a future gain and achievement. Thus, the future is very much a part of our present and we are the richer for it. We need to see how vast our future can be and thereby add power and grandeur to our present.

Have a growth-filled, uplifting day!

by Rabi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

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Excerpted from: Be a King.

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Keep Smiling ~ Self-Wealth, 20th Elul, 5770

Motivational Quotes

Meditate

As you sit at home, don’t just sit within the four walls of your room — sit instead amongst beautiful fields, surround yourself with sunlit forests, deep lakes, tall mountains, fruits and flowers.

As you move from place to place, don’t allow yourself to be ordinary. Feel instead, that you are dressed in exquisite clothes, rich jewels — red carpets roll out before you, orchestras play, and the crowds applaud your steps and cover you with flowers.

As you sit to read or study, don’t sit alone. Feel yourself surrounded by hundreds of students, eager to hear your explanations, enjoy your insights, laugh at your jokes. Teach them and elevate them to new planes of existence.

In all that you do, feel the heavens invigorating you, helping you, blessing your activities — until they are heaven’s own.

Be a great person. Be a great person now. Smile. Be happy. Succeed.

by Rabi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

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Limud yomi, 20th Elul, 5770

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  • Daf yomi: Avodah Zarah 16
  • Yerushalmi yomi: Terumot 15
  • Mishna yomit: Peah 7:6
  • Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 536:2
  • Tanach yomi: Divrei Hayamim Seder 2
  • Shabbat Parshiot: Nitzavim – Vayelech

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AZAMRA’S DIARY
18-25 Elul 5770
27 August-4 September 2010

During the Elul season of repentance, Israel are like the inhabitants of a city who go out to greet the King in the fields prior to His entry into the city (on Rosh Hashanah), and now each individual has the opportunity to approach the King in person in advance of the coming Day of Judgment.

 

In his old age, Rabbi Yisroel Salanter (1810-83), founder of the Mussar movement, said that he still rememberd how as a small child playing outside in the sand, delaying going home, his sister called him saying: "Yisroel! What are you still playing for? This is the month of Elul! Even the very fish in the sea are trembling in anticipation of Rosh Hashanah!" [We learn that the fish tremble from Psalms 98:6-7: "With trumpets and the sound of the shofar (= Rosh Hashanah), sound the blast before HaShem. Let the sea and all its fullness (= the fish) thunder…"]

Sunday night-Monday 29-30 August / 20 Elul

Today is the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Avraham ben Naftali Hertz Shternhertz "Kochav Lev" (d. 1955), grandson of Rabbi Nosson of Breslov and leading Breslover elder in Uman and Jerusalem, Israel.

Today is also the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Cahanman (1886-1969), the Ponevitcher Rav and founder of the prestigious Ponevitch Yeshiva, Bnay Brak, Israel, and of Rabbi Mosheh Aryeh Freund (d. 1996), Chief Rabbi of the Eda Charedis of Jerusalem. Both were holocaust survivors who were instrumental in rebuilding Torah institutions after the war.

Today is also the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler (1872-1970), outstanding Tzaddik, Mussar teacher and author of Michtav MiEliyahu.

Thursday night-Friday 2-3 September / 24 Elul

Today is the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaKohen of Radzin (1838-1933), known as the Chafetz Chaim, author of works on the prohibition of evil speech and of Mishneh Berurah on the laws of daily prayer and blessings, Shabbat and festivals.

Friday night-Saturday 3-4 September / 25 Elul

Shabbat Parshat NITZAVIM-VAYELECH
Torah Reading: Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20 and 31:1-30
Haftara: Isaiah 61:10-63:9, seventh and last of the Haftarot of Comfort read between the Fast of Tisha B’Av and Rosh HaShanah.
This is the last Shabbat of the year, and we should make every effort to receive this Shabbat with the greatest joy and devotion.

It is customary NOT to bless the coming month in the Synagogue after the Shabbat Torah reading. This is "in order to outwit the satan" (i.e. not to alert his attention to the coming Day of Judgment in order to avoid his accusations), and in any case, the month of Tishri is so holy that it is "blessed in heaven" instead. However those who have the custom of reciting the entire book of Psalms on Shabbat Mevorchin also do so on the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah.

According to the opinion of Rabbi Eliezer HaGadol, today is the Anniversary of the first of the “Six Days of Creation”, which culminate on the first day of Rosh HaShanah, the sixth day of Creation, when Adam was created. On each of these six days the unique light of the associated Sefirah shines in all the worlds.
Today is the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Elazar son of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.

The Holy Zohar states that at the end of days an awesome event will take place on this date (Balak 212b).

"Everyone who recites Psalm 27, "HaShem is my light", morning and evening from the beginning of Elul until the end of Succot is assured he will live out his years in goodness and pleasantness, and he removes from himself all the accusing forces and nullifies all harsh and evil decrees, and he will win his case in the Judgment" (ARI).

 

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Self-Growth Qoutes, 20th Elul, 5770

From “PiCK-ME-UPs” the book.

Happiness Quotes

From “PiCK-ME-UPs” the book.

To be Joyous
We need to be joyous. With happiness, we empower ourselves – we are healthier, wiser, we communicate better, and are more effective in all that we do.

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Baal Shem Tov, 20th Elul, 5770

Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov:

The Baal Shem Tov taught: When the body is sick, the soul is sick and cannot pray properly, even if it is pure and without sin. Therefore, one must be very careful to safeguard his health.
(Tzava’as HaRivash 106)

 

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