Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah 15th Av 5769

 

Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 15th Av, 5769

The Wisdom of Kabbalah

Quotes of prominent Kabbalists

Self-love

“The whole of evil is only self-love, called ‘egoism,’ since it is opposite in form from the Creator, who has no desire to receive anything for Himself, but only to bestow.”

Baal HaSulam, “The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose

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Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah 14th Av 5769

 

Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 14th Av, 5769

The Wisdom of Kabbalah

Quotes of prominent Kabbalists

You cannot force love

“One can bend oneself and enslave oneself and follow anything. But with love, no enslavement and subjugation in the world will help.”

Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to Talmud Eser Sefirot

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Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah 13th Av 5769

 

Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 13th Av, 5769

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Quotes of prominent Kabbalists

A great rule

“Love thy neighbor as thyself (Leviticus 19:18), Rabbi Akiva says, ‘This is a great rule in the Torah.’”

Midrash Raba, Chapter 24

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Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah 12th Av 5769

 

Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 12th Av, 5769

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Quotes of prominent Kabbalists

Love thy neighbor as thyself

“Here before us is a clear law (Halacha), that in all 612 precepts and all the writings in the Torah there is none that is preferred to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself,’ because they only aim to interpret and allow us to observe the precept of loving our neighbor unreservedly.”

Baal HaSulam, “The Revelation of Godliness

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Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah 10th Av 5769

 

Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 10th Av, 5769

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Quotes of prominent Kabbalists

One thing common to all

“We see that there is one thing that is common to all—the spirit. It is said, ‘A concern in one’s heart, let him speak of it with others.’ This is because with regard to feeling high-spirited, neither wealth nor erudition can be of assistance. Rather, it is one person who can help another… It turns out that each and every one must pay attention and think, how he can help his friend, uplift his spirit, because regarding one’s spirit, anyone can find a needy place in one’s friend, which he can fulfill.”

Rabbi Baruch Ashlag, “They Helped Every One His Friend

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Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah 8th Av 5769

 

Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 8th Av, 5769

The Wisdom of Kabbalah

Quotes of prominent Kabbalists

Buying love

“We must know that love is bought through actions. By giving presents to one’s friend, each gift is like an arrow and a bullet, making holes in one’s friend’s heart. And even though one’s friend’s heart is like a stone, still, each bullet makes a hole. And from the accumulation of holes, a hollow is made, and the love of the giver enters that hollow. And the warmth of the love draws to it one’s friend’s sparks of love, and then from the two loves, a clothing of love is made, and this clothing covers them both.”

Rabbi Baruch Ashlag, Dargot HaSulam (Steps of the Ladder), Part 1, article no. 776

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Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah 7th Av 5769

 

Daily Wisdom Portion of Kabbalah – 7th Av, 5769

The Wisdom of Kabbalah

Quotes of prominent Kabbalists

Strengthening the bond

“Let our hearts see the merits of our friends and not their faults. And let us each speak to our friends in the upright way, which is desirable to you. And let no hate rise from one over one’s friend. And strengthen our bond with love for You, as it is known and revealed to you…”

Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk, “A Prayer before a Prayer

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