Rebbe means teacher. Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson is seventh in a prestigious line of chassidic rebbes. Even after his passing, he is known worldwide as simply “The Rebbe” – a Rebbe for any person in the world.
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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 Definition
Definitions in the daily Kabbalah lesson guide a precise, spiritual approach to terms, and disqualify materialized corporeal.
What is the meaning of the Kabbalistic term, “Returning Light”?
Man’s tendency to return the same pleasure and goodness to the Creator that he feels when he receives from the Creator, as well as to return his attitude, is called “Returning Light.”
It is not possible to reach “Returning Light” without some feeling of receiving from the Creator. The created being cannot perform any action without reaching some kind of contact with the Creator since the created being can’t be a supplier of the Light. He can’t be the bestower in the sense that he has something to give. However, he does become the giver because the Creator brings him pleasure and reveals that He loves him. Thus, it is possible to transform the receiving of pleasure to bestowal to Him, in return.
This is to say that if a person arranges his pleasure so that it will be aimed toward the Creator, so that he will receive pleasure for the Creator, then this is called that man returns the pleasure to Him. And so man is actually using all that comes to him from the Creator, both with pleasure and with love. Without these two things, the created being is not able to return anything.
To those who read “Keep Smiling” before, I hope you will enjoy reading them once again…
Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz
By raising our consciousness, we empower ourselves. For, as we free ourselves of cords that pull us down, as we release our ties to this world, so we become more flexible. We lift ourselves beyond the rules and rigidness of the material world, and enter a flowing river of ideas and spirit. There we can plan and shape our lives to look the way we want them to look.
Sometimes to be small is better than to be large, to be weak rather than strong, to be poor rather than rich. For, when we are small, weak and poor, we understand more easily, what it is to turn to the Creator and request His help.*
*Based on Rav Moshe Shapiro’s explanation of the thanks we add to our prayer over Chanuka