Find the song that you are singing every moment.
Connect to it.
Live from it.
Change the world around you by revealing who you really are,
AND THEN....experience your own inner redemption; continuous connection to G-d that is your greatest pleasure and the reason you are alive!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
We are starting new material (see below for the first chapter). Shira will email it to you. (thank you Shira!) If you do not receive it, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. It seems like we all have very different schedules and it is difficult to find a time to all meet! I will keep you posted with the time and dates.
I THANK THE TRANSLATOR (WHO WOULD LIKE TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS) FOR CULLING THESE WORKS TOGETHER FROM THE MANY SEFORIM OF THE RAV’S AND FOR CREATING THE HANDBOOK FOR US.
MAY WE BE ZOCHE TO ACHIEVE THE GEULAH FROM WITHIN (AND WITHOUT!) SPEEDILY.
BELOW IS THE FIRST PART THAT WE WILL LEARN TOGETHER. I WILL EMAIL THE CHAPTERS TO YOU AS WE LEARN THEM,IY”H.
הגאולה הפנימית - גאולת הנפש
Geulah From Within
Culled together from the sefarim and talks by the author of
BILVAVI MISHKAN EVNEH
Part 1: The Concept of “Inner Redemption”
1. Public Redemption and Personal Redemption (Bilvavi 5, p. 385)
2. Who Will Merit Moshiach? (Bilvavi 5, p. 256)
The First Step to Uncovering the Root of Everything:
(Adapted from Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh, Vol. V, p.385)
It is written in the Megillah, “And Esther spoke to the king, in the name of Mordechai.” (Esther 2:22). The Sages learn from here that when one says something over in the name of the original person who said it, he brings redemption to the world (Avos 6:6).
There is a famous question about this; many times people repeat a statement in the name of the person who said it, yet the redemption still hasn’t happened.
Why not? Why hasn’t Moshiach come?
The answer is that there are two types of redemption. There is a redemption for the masses, and there is a private redemption for each person, both of these must occur.
When a person repeats something in the name of the person who said it, he experiences a private redemption, not the public redemption.
When will all of creation have its redemption?
It will only be when everyone in the world is saying that everything is from, and for, Hashem’s name.
Let us explain this matter.
In exile, we are cut off from our root. We only see branches of the root as we are in exile – and we never see the root, which is the source of all the branches. In the redemption, however, unity will come to the world – and all of the branches will become unified through the root. All of the branches will return to their root, and then all of the branches will become unified.
Thus, when a person repeats something and makes sure to mention who said the statement, he has somewhat of a connection to the source, but it’s only his private connection. The connection has begun, but it’s not complete yet.
The redemption which will take place for the masses, however, will be an integration with the root of all roots – Hashem. In the redemption, G-dliness will be revealed in everything, and there will thus be unity amongst everything. Everyone, then, will be saying over Who the source of all information is – Hashem. People will feel that everything is all for Hashem, which will unify all of creation together.
Who Will Merit Moshiach?
(Adapted from Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh, Vol. V, p.256)