UPDATED nov 29th 2016
We are like a adulteress wife to God , turning away and cheating when we turn aside from what we are supposed to be focused in our Divine service which is required of us by our marriage contract the Torah and instead are more occupied with which baseball, basketball or football team won the game and wasting hours on You Tube , thirsting for millions of dollars instead of “Ruach HaKodesh” (The Holy Spirit). Feeling very connected to the host country of our exile instead of living in Israel the Land that God ordered us to live in. When we take more concern for which sport team looses the game, what’s politically happening in the Holy Land.
Many fail to realize their true purpose in this world.
With this test the Jews will be tested during seventy (final) years of the last exile. A poor person will be considered like dead, and as if his soul was taken. The body, soul, and money are all considered equal, whatever is your favorite give it over in love for your Master. Then it will be as if for you the world was created. He that does not give over his soul, body, or money in love of his master in the time of need, it is as if he returned the world to chaos and void. He who gives over his soul, body, or money, in the time of need, in love of his master, he is certainly called the beloved of the master, there is no higher than him.
The Egyptians in the time of Yosef and Yaakov were vegetarians. Even more, sheep were seen by them as gods. for this reason they saw “shepherds” who raised cattle or sheep for consumption as a abomination. but they had no problem throwing the jewish babies in the nile.
Do not worship idols
by chasing after :
money, power, lust,
gluttony, evil speech,
baseless hatred, “bittul
immodest dress, eating
unkosher or by having
thoughts that do not line
up with the torah’s
A PEOPLE CAPTURED BY FOREIGN CULTURE, SPIRITUAL CAPTIVES. pEOPLE ACCUSTOM THEMSELVES TO EVIL . iT BECOMES SECOND NATURE tHEY CANT LEAVE IT. A CULTURE THAT “PREACHES” THERE IS NO ABSOLUTE GOOD OR EVIL- TAKES GOD OUT OF THE PICTURE
IT IS EASY FOR GOD TO
TAKE THE JEWS OUT OF EGYPT (EXILE) BUT IT IS NOT EASY TO TAKE EGYPT OUT OF THE JEWS. TO TAKE THE SLAVE MENTALITY OUT OF THE JEWS WHO LEFT EGYPT
IT TOOK ONE YEAR OF
PLAGUES AND 40 YEARS
WONDERING IN THE DESERT ANDTHEN DEATH. hOW CAN PEOPLE RETURN FROM THEIR PERSONAL EXILES WHEN THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE A QUESTION.
or non God consciousness leaves us with the impression that the world is governed by a plurality of opposing forces. This gives rise to disorientation and confusion
THE SPIRITUAL WORLDS HIDDEN WE NEED TO MAKE THE UNCONSCIOUS CONSCIOUS, THAT WHICH IS HIDDEN REVEALED. tHIS TAKES US OUT OF THE EXILE AND INTO THE REAL REDEMPTION, DIVINE THOUGHT. Exile was part of the God’s plan for Yisrael. But it has its limits. The trick is to leave exile when its end come. The god signals this to us by increasing anti sematism. If excessive Jewish BLOOD flows in exile this showS the jewS stayed in that exile too long ! As the anti sematism is gods’s way of saying its time to move to the holy land ! Know, even when jews observe god’s commandments in exile the “sitra achra” (other side) takes its portion through the angel over the exile country. When the people of the exile country become morally and intellectually corrupt, and its jews spiritualy weAk from not observing the commandmentS
the “sitra achra” becomes strong and God forbid the exile community is in danger. as the “sitra achra” will use the corrupted souls to do its bidding.
Know, when evil is rampant by weak morality suffering may be coming to the world. The sages warn of this when they say : “all punishment comes to the world because of the Jewish people” (yavamot 53a)
Here are a couple more interesting thoughts. The sages say that until the time of Yaakov people were always healthy and never fell ill. When it waS time for them to die they would sneeze and their soul would go out from them. For this reason we always say “God bless you when people sneeze” We say “la Chym” when we drink because the “Bait din” would give alcohol before imposing the death penalty, so we say this drink should be for life and not death !
He that does not give over his soul, body, or money in love of his master in the time of need, it is as if he returned the world to chaos and void. ( In a other version) He who gives over his soul, body, or money, in the time of need, in love of his master, he is certainly called the beloved of the master, and in that world there is no higher than him. (Tikunim)
It says in the parsha “You who cleave in YHV”H Elohech”a are alive this day”. So we see it is by cleaving in GOD that we are given, draw life force. To recieve this life force by cleaving we make attachment to GOD through the mitzvot. As the root of the word mitzvah means attachment. Yisrael are born from the ”house of GOD”. Here they cleave in ” the portion of יהו”ה is His people”. So they may inherit what is fit for them of Torah and mitzvot from treasury of GOD this is their crown. This treasury is from the 32 paths Chuchmah. 1 Serve from the love of GOD in your Teffila with all your heart and all your soul. Spill out your soul in teffila and cleave to him. This is all to your good love the “midah” called מ”ה. In it are hidden the 100 blessings.
Walk in all yours way so to invite to receive flow of the way. These are then supernal days.2 Rabbi Avraham Abulafia teaches in Aor haSachel that the חושק (desire) that is given in the heart of desire is a witness to the the love of הו”א . If from between 2 loves she (the soul) has within one being the intellect from partnership with GOD, and the intellect of man. They are one as the Name is one. Becouse of the חבור (union) in the existence of the nature of man with the existence of אלהו (his God) in time he has comprehension in intellect. In this power man is able to connect below and cleave in the עליון (supernal) and bring it down. The thing he raises up calling out recieves a kiss. As the groom kisses the bride in much great desire. And He is delighted both by the desire and the power of the name.3 If a man gives his heart and dat to the fear of GOD, behold the letters of יהו”ה cleave in his heart. One who merits this has no lack. But if his heart lacks fear of GOD, the letters of יהו”ה are far from him. This is the greatest possible lack. This is what it means “Make Me a migdosh (temple), and I will dwell in them”. One sanctifies their heart so as to have dwell in it יהו”ה.4 All the power GOD gives to man by his Dat, his power of speech and intellect, this is GOD’s place in the world.5
Its also written in the parsha “Guard and do the commandments this is you wisdom in the eyes of the nations.” This reminds us that their ways are not our ways our wisdom is prescribed in the Torah. We sanctify GOD’s name by being a light to the nations by acting according to the Torah. We must not be like a dog who looks to the nations as its master and is always trying to find favor before them. As the Israeli government does when killing the people of Sderot by Hamas hands to continue appeasing the Quartet. (only after responding with strong military force in Gazza did the rocket assault stop) Or their abandoning the Grave of our forefather Yosef to the Arabs. Or refusing to let Jews live on our holy Land ,or even worse kicking jews out of there homes and giving the land over to arab terrorists. Surely these disgusting things are only a desecration of our Holy Torah. We can not have leaders in this country that act as such.
If we cleave to GOD and we work to have leaders of our nation that are true to GOD we shall see as the Prophet Michah describes this time ” I will make her the remnant halted, daughter of Zion, to you shall it come. There will come the first government, the kingdom to the daughter of Jerusalem. Now why does she cry badly, because she has no king, and her counselor has perished? For pangs have taken you as a woman in labor. Be in pain and labor to bring forth, oh daughter of Zion ”. (4:7 – 10) The Maharol of Prague Wrote that in the future the messianic king will establish a new kingdom which will emerge from the first kingdom which will precede it. It is as a unripe fruit grows in a peel till the fruit is ripe, then the peel decays. And as it says in our parsha “you will be a Holy people am segulah” (Nation treasured by God). With the arrival of our Mashiach Quickly.
4.Alp Bet p.161
5.Avodat Yisrael p.11
UPDATED JULY 22 2014
In order for one to achieve the truth, there must be a sensation that one must obtain the truth before they die.
One must examine and see that one has not deceived himself.
Truth means to bestow.
The opposite of that is fraud and deceit, meaning only to receive selfishly.
The most important thing is to not want anything except to bestow.
Any reception is flawed.
Take the other extreme, meaning bestowal.
The force that compels to work, is only God’s greatness.
These efforts and labor yield benefit and pleasure.
One’s work and effort, remains one’s energy for eternity.
Don’t be to a person who has the power to build a whole country, and builds only a hut that is ruined by a strong wind.
If You remain in Kedusha (Sanctity), then all the forces remain for eternity.
Believe that the Creator receives one’s work.
God attributes the work to you, He welcomes and wants all the works.
Use faith to walk in ways of bestowal.
. If one has doubts one must know that they probably do not walk in the way of bestowal.
With bestowal faith is enough.
This is all that pleases the spirit of the people.
Only their bodies are in disagreement as it is working with the will to receive.
However, “the spirit of the people” is already spirituality.
And “pleases” by the righteous extending bounty for the whole generation.
They feel the bounty that has been extended.
As an awakening from above.
They are given the Lights and the attainment of supremacy over physicality.
But the wicked live only to be receivers.
THOSE WITH ETHICS
HAVE A DIFFERENT OBJECTIVE IN THE WORLD
THIS OBJECTIVE IS SEEN AS A OBSTACLE
TO MANY WHO SEEK TO LIVE A IMMORAL LIFE
THIS IS WHY THEY WANT TO
“WIPE THEM OUT”
THEY WANT BIBLICAL MORALITY FORGOTTEN
HITLER WAS LIKE THIS
Filed under: Amalak, aretz israel, erev rav-mixed multitude, ethics, Politics
Near the beginning of our parsha We are reminded of the generation that all died in the desert because of the affair of the spies as it’s written ”And you came near me every one of you, and said, We will send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us word again by which way we must go up, and to what cities we shall come.” But after the spies brought back the evil report our parsha tells us concerning the people. “And you murmured in your tents, and said, Because the Lord hated us, he has brought us out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites. Where shall we go? our brothers have discouraged our heart”. For this sin of fearing the nations and not believing in GOD the whole generation was forbidden to enter the land, and as it says in Bamidbar “Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness; and all who were counted of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, all of you shall not come into the land, concerning which I swore to make you live in it, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun”. We should have learned this lesson by now.
Fear only GOD.
The beginning of the mitzvah of fearing GOD is to know that ”elokenu” is the ד“ו parzufim (masculine and feminine aspects of GOD). These are the Written and Oral Torah by whose ruling we were taken out of Egypt.1 Fear embraces humility and humility embraces “chasidut” (piety). So by fear of sin one gets all these qualities.2 All the time one is only occupied only in the simple meaning of the Torah they see themselves as poor and dead. The main part of the Torah is its secrets. One who has the fear of GOD without chuchmah (Kabbalah) will not reach the ”midot” (attributes) of ”chassidut” (piety). Fear of GOD is Chuchmah, turning away from evil is Bina.3
If a man gives his heart and dat to the fear of GOD, behold the letters of יהו”ה cleave in his heart. One who merits this has no lack. But if his heart lacks fear of GOD, the letters of יהו”ה are far from him. This is the greatest possible lack. This is what it means “Make Me a migdosh (temple), and I will dwell in them”. One sanctifies their heart so as to have dwell in it יהו”ה 4 The level of soul called ”chayah” does not go out to a man except by receiving chuchmah. One who merits Chuchmah and dat their goes to him the fear of GOD.5 Growing in fear and ”Kidusha” as is proper this causes ”zivug” of Zu”n, and Abba with Imma to become complete as is proper. Through this is complete purification to man.6 When chuchmah is united to bina, the fear and awe of GOD can arise from the level of keter. Bina is called love but from chuchmah is complete love.7
Last weeks parsha said “But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those whom you allow to remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall harass you in the land where you live. Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do to you, as I thought to do to them.”
So it is about time we stop this foolishness such as releasing terrorists as good will gestures. What could be a worse desecration of graves of Jewish martyrs who died in the Arab terrorist attacks than releasing terrorists as “good will gestures”? What could be a worse slap in the face of their grieving friends and relatives? The government spits upon the thousands of murdered and maimed Jewish women, children, civilians in order to stage a ”peace process show”
American President Obama wants to force Isreal to give their land settled cities to their enemies who wish to send rockets upon central Israel and kill all the Jews. We must stop this government’s evil cowardly retreat from Yuhuda and Shamron. The disengagement from Gaza and the destruction of the Gush Katif Jewish settlements has created a pure terrorist state at Israel’s border. How many more such enclaves do we need ? The Israeli establishment plans to demolish more Jewish settlements and evict more Jews from their homes before transferring the territories to Arab rule. International law doesn’t justify such moves. Forced population transfer is a war crime. Forcible transfer is a form of ethnic cleansing. The International Criminal Tribunal convicted Yugoslavian officials for exactly the crime Israelis committed in Gush Katif. Instead lets get rid of the terrorists not nurture them. It by no means is our responsibility to provide the Palestinians with water, electricity and humanitarian aid. But it is the primary responsibility of the government to protect it citizens. So we must as it says in the verse “drive out the inhabitants of the land”, we must deal with the terrorists as enemies as is proper. Not with ”good will gestures”, and only receiving evil in return. Remember as it says in our parsha ”GOD Elohecha gives you this land as inheritance”. Then we can come to see the fullness of our inheritance with the Bait HaMikdash built and our righteous Mashiach quickly in our days.
1. 1 Safer HaKanah
2. Alp Bet p.161
3. 1Alp Bat Book p.67 ,20,Safer Hakanah
4. 1Zohar Nasso 145a
5. 1Lekutey maharon p.59
6. 1machashif halavon yaakov abuchizera p.347
7. 1shar mimori rasb’y-ar’i p.183
Chyim Vital says in Safer Lecutim my teacher the Arizal was extremely careful regarding the commandment of paying a worker on time. He sometimes put off praying Minchah (afternoon prayer) until he had paid his worker. This sometimes meant waiting to pray until sunset. If he did not have the cash to pay the wages and had to send people all over to ask others for money until he had enough to pay the wages. Only then would he pray Minchah, saying, “ can I pray to GOD when such a great mitzvah comes my way? Can I put it off and still face GOD in prayer?”
Of course with all these prayers they used the Personal Divine names not the general terms ” Lord our God” as expressed here
R. Eleazar on concluding his prayer used to say the following: May it be Your will, O Lord our God, to cause to dwell in our lot love and brotherhood and peace and friendship, and may You make our borders rich in disciples and prosper our latter end with good prospect and hope, and set our portion in Paradise, and confirm us with a good companion and a good impulse in Your world, and may we rise early and obtain the yearning of our heart to fear Your name, and may You be pleased to grant the satisfaction of our desires!
R. Johanan on concluding his prayer added the following: May it be Your will, O Lord our God, to look upon our shame, and behold our evil plight, and clothe Yourself in Your mercies, and cover Yourself in Your strength, and wrap Yourself in Your lovingkindness , and gird Yourself with Your graciousness, and may the attribute of Your kindness and gentleness come before You !
R. Zera on concluding his prayer added the following: May it be Your will, O Lord our God, that we sin not nor bring upon ourselves shame or disgrace before our fathers!
R. Hiyya on concluding his prayer added the following: May it be Your will, O Lord our God, that our Torah may be our occupation, and that our heart may not be sick nor our eyes darkened!
Rab on concluding his prayer added the following: May it be Your will, O Lord our God, to grant us long life, a life of peace, a life of good, a life of blessing, a life of sustenance, a life of bodily vigour, a life in which there is fear of sin, a life free from shame and confusion, a life of riches and honour, a life in which we may be filled with the love of Torah and the fear of heaven, a life in which Thou will fulfil all the desires of our heart for good!
Rabbi on concluding his prayer added the following: May it be Your will, O Lord our God, and God of our fathers, to deliver us from the impudent and from impudence, from an evil man, from evil hap, from the evil impulse, from an evil companion, from an evil neighbour, and from the destructive Accuser, from a hard lawsuit and from a hard opponent, whether he is a son of the covenant or not a son of the covenant! Even if guards were appointed to protect Rabbi.
R. Safra on concluding his prayer added the following: May it be Your will, O Lord our God, to establish peace among the celestial family,1 and among the earthly family, and among the disciples who occupy themselves with Your Torah whether for its own sake or for other motives; and may it please You that all who do so for other motives may come to study it for its own sake!
R. Alexandri on concluding his prayer added the following: May it be Your will, O Lord our God, to station us in an illumined corner and do not station us in a darkened corner, and let not our heart be sick nor our eyes darkened! According to some this was the prayer of R. Hamnuna, and R. Alexandri on concluding his prayer used to add the following: Sovereign of the Universe, it is known full well to You that our will is to perform Your will, and what prevents us? The yeast in the dough3 and the subjection to the foreign Powers. May it be Your will to deliver us from their hand, so that we may return to perform the statutes of Your will with a perfect heart!
Raba on concluding his prayer added the following: My God, before I was formed I was not worthy to be formed, and now that I have been formed I am as if I had not been formed. I am dust in my lifetime, all the more in my death. Behold I am before You like a vessel full of shame and confusion. May it be Your will, O Lord my God, that I sin no more, and the sins I have committed before You wipe out in Your great mercies, but not through evil chastisements and diseases! This was the confession of R. Hamnuna Zuti on the Day of Atonement.
Mar the son of Rabina on concluding his prayer added the following: My God, keep my tongue from evil and my lips from speaking guile. May my soul be silent to them that curse me and may my soul be as the dust to all. Open Thou my heart in Your law, and may my soul pursue Your commandments, and deliver me from evil hap, from the evil impulse and from an evil woman and from all evils that threaten to come upon the world. As for all that design evil against me, speedily annul their counsel and frustrate their designs! May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable before You , O Lord, my rock and my redeemer!
When R. Shesheth kept a fast, on concluding his prayer he added the following: Master of the Universe, Thou know full well that in the time when the Temple was standing, if a man sinned he used to bring a sacrifice, and though all that was offered of it was its fat and blood, atonement was made for him therewith. Now I have kept a fast and my fat and blood have diminished. May it be Your will to account my fat and blood which have been diminished as if I had offered them before You on the altar, and do favor me.7
When R. Johanan finished the Book of Job, he used to say the following: The end of man is to die, and the end of a beast is to be slaughtered, and all are doomed to die. Happy he who was brought up in the Torah and whose labor was in the Torah and who has given pleasure to his Creator and who grew up with a good name and departed the world with a good name; and of him Solomon said: A good name is better than precious oil, and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.
A favorite saying of R. Meir was: Study with all Your heart and with all Your soul to know My ways and to watch at the doors of My law. Keep My law in Your heart and let My fear be before Your eyes. Keep Your mouth from all sin and purify and sanctify Yourself from all trespass and iniquity, and I will be with You in every place.
A favorite saying of the Rabbis of Jabneh was: I am God’s creature and my fellow is God’s creature. My work is in the town and his work is in the country. I rise early for my work and he rises early for his work. Just as he does not presume to do my work, so I do not presume to do his work. Will you say, I do much and he does little? We have learnt: One may do much or one may do little; it is all one, provided he directs his heart to heaven.
A favorite saying of Abaye was: A man should always be subtle in the fear of heaven. A soft answer turns away wrath, and one should always strive to be on the best terms with his brethren and his relatives and with all men and even with a stranger in the street, in order that he may be beloved above and well-liked below and be acceptable to his fellow creatures. It was related of R. Johanan b. Zakkai that no man ever gave him greeting first, even a to a stranger in the street.
A favorite saying of Raba was: The goal of wisdom is repentance and good deeds, so that a man should not study Torah and Mishnah and then despise his father and mother and teacher and his superior in wisdom and rank, as it says, The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, a good understanding have all they that do thereafter. It does not say, ‘that do’, but ‘that do thereafter’, which implies, that do them for their own sake and not for other motives. If one does them for other motives, it were better that he had not been created.
A favorite saying of Rab was: The future world is not like this world. In the future world there is no eating, drinking, sex , business, jealousy, hatred or competition, but the righteous sit with their crowns on their heads feasting on the brightness of the divine presence, as it says, And they beheld God, and did eat and drink.
Greater is the promise made by the Holy One, blessed be He, to the women than to the men; for it says, Rise up, women that are at ease; you confident daughters, give ear unto my speech. Rab said to R. Hiyya: Whereby do women earn merit? By making their children go to pray to learn Torah and their husbands to the House of learning to learn Mishnah, and waiting for their husbands till they return from the House of learning. When the Rabbis took leave from the school of R. Ammi — some say, of R. Hanina — they said to him: May you see your requirements provided in your lifetime, and may your latter end be for the future world and your hope for many generations; may your heart meditate understanding, your mouth speak wisdom and your tongue sing song; may your eyelids look straight before you, may your eyes be enlightened by the light of the Torah and your face shine like the brightness of the firmament; may your lips utter knowledge, your reins rejoice in uprightness and your steps run to hear the words of the Ancient of Days. When the Rabbis took leave from the school of R. Hisda — others Say, of R. Samuel b. Nahmani — they said to him: We are instructed, we are well laden etc. ‘We are instructed, we are well laden’. Rab and Samuel — according to others, R. Johanan and R. Eleazar — give different explanations of this. One Says: ‘We are instructed’ — in Torah, ‘and well laden’ — with precepts. The other says: ‘We are instructed’ — in Torah and precepts; ‘we are well laden’ — with chastisement.
The word ויעבר is the gematria of the seventy two 3 letter names having two hundred sixteen letters it is the secret of עיבור (pregnancy) having the same letters. (Zohar Tikunim)
“ R. Zera says: Come and see how the way of human beings differs from the way of the Holy One, blessed be He. It is the way of human beings that when a man sells a valuable object to his fellow, the seller grieves and the buyer rejoices. The Holy One, blessed be He, however, is different. He gave the Torah to Israel and rejoiced. For it is said: For I give you good doctrine; forsake ye not My teaching.”
“ Raba says: If a man sees that painful sufferings visit him, let him examine his conduct. For it is said: Let us search and try our ways, and return unto the Lord. If he examines and finds nothing [objectionable], let him attribute it to the neglect of the study of the Torah. For it is said: Happy is the man whom Thou chastise, O Lord, and teach out of your law. If he did attribute it [thus], and still did not find [this to be the cause], let him be sure that these are chastising of love. For it is said: For whom the Lord loves He corrects.”
“Raba, in the name of R. Sahorah, in the name of R. Huna, says: If the Holy One, blessed be He, is pleased with a man, he crushes him with painful sufferings. For it is said: And the Lord was pleased with [him, hence] he crushed him by disease. Now, you might think that this is so even if he did not accept them with love. Therefore it is said: To see if his soul would offer itself in restitution. Even as the trespass-offering must be brought by consent, so also the sufferings must be endured with consent. And if he did accept them, what is his reward? He will see his seed, prolong his days. And more than that, his knowledge [of the Torah] will endure with him. For it is said: The purpose of the Lord will prosper in his hand.”
R. Jacob b. Idi and R. Aha b. Hanina differ with regard to the following: The one says: chastisings of love are such as do not involve the intermission of study of the Torah. For it is said: Happy is the man whom Thou chastise, O Lord, and teach out of your law. And the other one says: chastisings of love are such as do not involve the intermission of prayer. For it is said: Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me. R. Abba the son of R. Hiyya b. Abba said to them: Thus said R. Hiyya b. Abba in the name of R. Johanan: Both of them are chastisings of love. For it is said: For whom the Lord loves He correcteth. Why then does it say: ‘And teaches him out of your law’? Do not read telammedennu, [you teach him] but telammedenu, [Thou teaches us]. Thou teach us this thing out of your law as a conclusion a fortiori from the law concerning tooth and eye. Tooth and eye are only one limb of the man, and still [if they are hurt], the slave obtains thereby his freedom. How much more so with painful sufferings which torment the whole body of a man! And this agrees with a saying of R. Simeon b. Lakish. For R. Simeon b. Lakish said: The word ‘covenant’ is mentioned in connection with salt, and the word ‘covenant’ is mentioned in connection with sufferings: the word ‘covenant’ is mentioned in connection with salt, as it is written: Neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking. And the word ‘covenant’ is mentioned in connection with sufferings, as it is written: These are the words of the covenant. Even as in the covenant mentioned in connection with salt, the salt lends a sweet taste to the meat, so also in the covenant mentioned in connection with sufferings, the sufferings wash away all the sins of a man.
It has been taught: R. Simeon b. Yohai says: The Holy One, blessed be He, gave Israel three precious gifts, and all of them were given only through sufferings. These are: The Torah, the Land of Israel and the world to come. Whence do we know this of the Torah? — Because it is said: Happy is the man whom Thou chastise, o Lord, and teach him out of Thy law. Whence of the Land of Israel? — Because it is written: As a man chastises his son, so the Lord your God chastises you, and after that it is written: For the Lord Your God brings thee into a good land Whence of the world to come? — Because it is written: For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching is light, and reproofs of sufferings are the way of life.
Tractate Brachot p.5a
Filed under: ethics, self help spirituality, Self Sacrifice, spirituality | Tags: Love
You need to grow and reveal more of the power of your soul and its connection to the infinite, to the God. Before one come to higher consciousness, to revelation one must become a nice person. At least the kind of person you would want as a friend. Other wise why would the God want anything to do with you, or any of the Angels. To begin with :
You must dissolve and avoid the stiffness and rigidity caused by the tension of worldly confrontations, arguments and quarreling.
Stop fighting and arguing.
Avoid unnecessary conflict and aggravating turmoil. This will lead you into a new realm of absolute freedom. Strengthen your essence.
We waste too much energy in unnecessary conflict.
The source of our stress and emotional problems many times is the failure to live in the moment.
Be here now, you will have enough time to be somewhere else later.
Learn to practice self-control. Free your self from such human concerns as pain, anger, anguish, nervousness, irritation and strife.
They are bad news
These emotions cause so many problems and have led to so many a man’s downfall. These are strong feelings.
They can put one out of balance.
One really needs to guard themselves from these destructive forces. One who can overcome himself is a strong man.
You don’t have to give in to evil Desires. You can be strong, The God has Infinite strength to give to you.
Stress can literally, God forbid, kill a person. There is no question concerning this. Hypertension which is caused by excessive stress can cause heart attacks.
You do not have to kill yourself.
There is evidence of the emotional-spiritual physical link. You can be as you feel inside. One must guard their thoughts. Stress is what you feel when you are worried or uncomfortable about something. This worry in your mind can make your body feel bad. When the mind is disturbed the body then also will be disturbed. too much pressure causes a nervous breakdown and the like. Eliminate mental vexation. Don’t become disturbed by transitory problems you encounter in life, know they will pass. You must steadfastly trust that even these circumstances God has created only for your best interest. Even it it’s end result may be impossible to understand right, right now. The best way to keep stress away is to have a balanced life.
Emphasize creating, categorizing, and prioritizing desires and getting them done. Don’t be a “time waster”. Completing the most important tasks first. You can accomplish what you set your mind to do.
Mental space is everything, it allows you to do anything. Most of all if you set aside space in your mind and your heart God can dwell with you. So don’t be so full of yourself. If there is in your mind a clear mental picture this of what you want. This gives you the ability to move with ease and grace throughout your activities without being overwhelmed or lacking. Your spiritual self will center you if you work to open it and work with it. You soul wants to make itself know.
More on this will follow. This is all part of what it takes to connect with the infinite. To begin the spiritual journey. This is the beginning of all spirituality. One must be a loving person in this world, if they will be this in the upper worlds. Proper conduct will allow one to enter. Any one who does not act “Holy” below will not be above. One who is arrogant has no place for the God. If you see one who acts like that and talks about spirituality you know it is a lie. Know, most never know. One needs to know what there is and how to do it. What is that which is the Joy of the upper worlds ?
Ask and you may receive, don’t ask and you probably will get nothing.