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There are many worlds. In the highest spiritual World of Emanation there is no consciousness other than that of God.

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The Bible speaks of two “rods, visit web ” a “pleasant rod” and a “harmful rod.” The rod – a symbol of discipline – can be either pleasant or harmful.

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In our “forgiveness” prayers we say “perhaps He will have mercy.” “Perhaps” implies that God’s mercy comes from a truly super-rational realm

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The People of Israel is God’s chosen people. The Land of Israel is His chosen land. God gave Israel to Israel. Israel belongs to Israel.

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The Ba’al Shem Tov said, viagra order “Where you think is where you are” and “where you will is where you are.” Think/will to be together with good souls.

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Forget those unpleasant experiences that would lead you to bear grudges towards others. Remember the unpleasantness that you caused others.

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We beseech the Almighty: “May the Holy Temple be built speedily in our days, ampoule and give us our (individual) portion in Your (eternal) Torah.”

The offerings we bring to God in the Temple ascend to the origin of the Torah in His Infinite Light which then descends to each of our souls.

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The word must get out, be heard by the world. There must be a proper balance between deliberate speech (not noise) and accelerated action.

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To be symmetric means to look the same from different perspectives. Every phenomenon we see, no matter where we look, we see One God.

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The beauty of a bride is in her eyes. The bride is Shabbat, she lights the Shabbat candles and prepares its delights – “love in delights.”

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Did you pray today? Did you learn Torah today? Did you do a good deed today? These are the questions I should ask myself many times a day.

Praying, learning, doing mitzvot by rote does not fulfill God’s desire. He wants us to serve Him in joy and awe, with love and devotion.

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We ask God to inscribe us in five books, the books of: life, salvation, sustenance, merits, forgiveness. Contemplate the order of the books.

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The rebuke of one unworthy to rebuke fills the air with a bad odor. If you feel the need to rebuke others, first rebuke yourself.

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There is nothing to fear except One God who is absolute good. To fear Him means to fear losing consciousness of Him, to fear forgetting Him.

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Science is a product of the mind. Art is from the heart. Relative to one another science is male and art is female. Heart: he loves art.

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On Sukot we read Ecclesiastes. The message: All is vanity so don’t care about what befalls you, just fear God and perform His will with joy.

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The four days between Yom Kippur and Sukot correspond to the four letters of God’s essential Name, Havayah – the power to unite awe and joy.

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Learn how to breathe chedva, joy, according to the rhythm 8-4-6-5, the values of chedva’s 4 letters.

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Did you ever try not to think? If you succeed you will see great light, which will keep you going for the next million thoughts.

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Some women are cold to their husbands, as are some husbands to their wives. In Hebrew one says “not terrible” (lo nora).

“Not terrible” = 288. 288 sparks fell into mundane reality, for us to redeem, by heat or by cold.

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“The best of doctors goes to hell” means that he’s always on call to go to hell to heal his patients.

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“If good is good is better not better?!” Don’t suffice with good if you can do better. Bet on better.

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God said to Adam, “You may eat from all the fruit of the garden, except for….” First give plenty before you withhold a little.

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In folk etymology woman is woe to man, for her part in the primordial sin. Not so in Hebrew, “woman” is from “man,” and Eve is from “life.”

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Did you ever listen to a frog? It says “Blessed be the Name of the glory of His kingdom for ever and ever.”

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Did you ever hear a snake say, “God upholds the fallen and lifts up the bowed down”?

Before the sin the snake had legs. After the sin they were amputated. The legless killer still moves fast.

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God’s Name Havayah appears 1820 (= 70 times 26) times in the Torah. “The secret (70) of Havayah (26) is to those that fear Him.”

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“David king of Israel is alive forever.” He is called a “miscarriage.” Like the moon that waxes and wanes he continuously dies and is reborn.

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Rabbi Bunim said: Only smart – a thief! Only loving – an adulterer! Only religious – an idolater! You have to be all: smart-loving-religious

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For intellectuals, even Torah scholars, self-sacrifice is more difficult than for simple Jews. The mind blocks the essence of the soul.

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Someone just mailed me, “Mazel Tov! It’s a girl!!” In Hebrew, the full phrase (Mazel Tov! Bat!) = 496 = kingdom (malchut), femininity.

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A green light means go ahead, a red light means stop. In Kabbalah, green is truth and red is fear. Truth motivates going ahead without fear.

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The thought that “if I’ll learn this I’ll have to change my outlook on reality” is intimidating. It creates a state of cognitive dissonance.

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“God encourages the humble” may be read “God awakens the humble.” Waking up is the greatest encouragement.

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Cognitive dissonance is possessing two thoughts or opinions that don’t harmonize with one another. Chassidut resolves cognitive dissonance.

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