Thursday, January 22, 2015

Good Shabbos!


Here is a brief overview of what we have discussed in chapter 4 of the handbook, "Inner Redemption".

Chapter 4:   

The True “I” Is Hashem
(Adapted from Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh, Vol. VI, Chapter 4)

"What, exactly, is a person? Generally, a person is called “neshamah.” 
My “I” is identified with my neshamah, which is a cheilek eloka mimaal, a “piece of Hashem”.  

In order to separate from our ego “I” and live from the real “I”, our neshama, we can follow these steps:

1. Know who you are: a pure neshama (Da Es Atzmecha- ask Shira for the recordings if you have not read this sefer)

2. Love Hashem (fourth constant mitzvah) - this makes everything that you do  for the purpose of serving Hashem and bringing kiddush Hashem into this world (and not your ego)

3. Love Others- When you feel love for others (not judgment), you are connecting to who they really are= also a pure neshama and you are disconnecting from your ego.

We are up to Week Three in Shovevim, Parshas Bo, and will IY"H review the fourth constant mitzvah at the end of the half hour.

Looking forward!

aviva rus

Hashem could have placed streetlamps along all the pathways of wisdom, but then there would be no journey.

Who would discover the secret passages, the hidden treasures, if all of us took the king’s highway?

Likutei Sichot vol. 16, pg. 365, and in many other talks on the difference between the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds.

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