Monthly Archives: December 2017

A Spiritual Force

Man’s power of speech is a spiritual force and it has great effect in the higher spheres.  Consequently, the damage wrought by improper speech in the higher worlds is severe and awesome.  And the greater the damage, the greater is … Continue reading

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Beautiful Photo v. Painting

“Why do a mitzva if I know I will sin afterward?” A visitor once asked this blunt question to the Rebbe in a private audience. He understood that performing a good deed is meaningful, but thought that any merits gained would be wiped away … Continue reading

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Hashem’s Partner

By saying a bracha with the proper intention, you cause the Shechinah to come to rest on the food you are about to eat.  But more than that, you become Hashem’s partner in the work of Creation.  Why is this … Continue reading

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Connect

Do not Pray.  Prayer means there are two entities, one entity petitioning a higher one. Instead of praying, connect.  Become one with your Maker, so that Divine energy will come through you and into our world to heal the sick, … Continue reading

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Long Life

Rabbi Nechunya ben Hakanah was asked by his disciples how he had merited such a long life.  He answered them: “I never sought honor at the expense of my fellow, I never went to sleep without forgiving anyone who might … Continue reading

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Desires

Desires must be purified and idealized, not eradicated.  ~ Vilna Gaon

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Instead of Judging….

Whenever you see that someone has made a mistake, view the situation as a learning experience to prevent yourself from making similar mistakes.  Moreover, utilize this experience as a guide to what knowledge and information you should try to impart … Continue reading

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