Eternal beings 


Human acts are forever. When you say a word, that word is forever. You just cannot erase that word. It’ll continue to live on for eternity.

Everything that people do in this world is of eternal significance. There’s no such thing as past. Everything is present and future. What you did ten years ago will live on and on. ~ R’ Avigdor Miller zt”l

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5 Responses to Eternal beings 

  1. Yosef says:

    Teshuva can change the past.

    • Rabbi Wolhendler says:

      Rabbi Miller is not saying that there’s no such thing as Teshuva. He’s saying that you have to do Teshuva because everything is forever. Now, Teshuva doesn’t necessarily erase the past, rather it helps you grow from past mistakes.

      • Yosef says:

        “You just cannot erase that word. It’ll continue to live on for eternity.” That quote seems to say just that. I don’t see any reference to teshuva here. AND, I am not certain about your statement that Teshuva does not erase the past.

        • Rabbi Wolhendler says:

          What you’re saying is true, this is a very short quote, and it’s out of context. But as a Talmid of Rav Miller Zt”l, I can tell you that this was his Shitta.

          • Yosef says:

            That’s the risk one takes when one posts a short quote. It can lead to misunderstanding. We clarified this in a short email exchange here, but perhaps many people read the original post and took a mistaken idea from it.

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