August 17, 2006

Blog Torah: It is all in the beginning & end

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 7:49 pm

(The all New Blog Torah Section) My plan is to make this my 6th book.
It is all in the beginning & end.

How a person starts something is pertinant to how that thing will end. This goes with all maters of life, work and Avodas Hashem. Especially in prayer, one should concentraite very hard in the brachos in the morning & the readin of the Yom in the end, the Ahray in the afternoon & Alenu in the end, in the evening the who rachum and alenu followed by kaddish.

Whenever you are given an assignment or task that needs completion, you should attack it with strength. Many times people start out strong but grow week but if you concentraite in the beginning about the end, then the matter becomes easier to complete. Rebbe Nachman says, never to let material matters that need to get done drag on as they only become more difficult to finish.

We must be warriers on how we deal with all situations in our life. A warrier keeps himself alert and ready. He knows that if they enemy attacks first then it has the upper hand. Even he understand the importance of the beginning. When we arrise in the morning, it is so important to begin with possitive thoughts. Also, the evening at sundown is one of the most important times to establishing ones entire evening. Usually this is when the children retire to sleep or many things are happening and the satan knows this and will make it difficult for you to accomplish things. Don’t allow him to bring you to sadness or anxiety but rather take what you can and be strong.

4 Comments

  1. Melech Kings 10:2 And she came to Yerushaliym with a very great train, with Camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones; and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
    I’d love to ride around in a Camel here in N.Y.
    I have an old sefer book in hebrew, so I can’t read it yet, It’s about kabbalistic alchemy Transmuting common elements into gold I’v read Rabbi Abaserahs book biological transmutations.

    Comment by Anoch — August 18, 2006 @ 9:11 am

  2. Rabbi Abehsera wote it when he was a kid and showed some successful Alchemy experiments that were used in medicine.
    Anyone knoe any midrashim for Proverbs 17:8 a gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it: wherever he turns he prospers
    You think it’s O-K to pray for a gift, to be able to make gold? If I send Rabbi Moshe camels laden with gold?

    Comment by Anoch — August 18, 2006 @ 9:36 am

  3. Great points, Moshe.

    And we can take note of the Torah and learn similarly that even HaShem contemplated on the end before beginning the task of creation. Of course there are a great many references to this, but one that I like is that the first letter of the Torah is the Bet, and the last is the Lamed. If we start from the end, then, and go to the beginning of the Torah, we see that this reversed the order of the letters, and we have Lamed-Bet, or Lev (Heart), in Hebrew.

    We know that speach is connected to the heart, (lev), as is Ruach, the level of the soul connected to the heart. This is why we see in the Torah that that Ruach traveled over the surface of the earth, and HaShem spoke creation into existance. (the short version, of course)

    By studying the end of our tasks in the beginning, we engage our hearts, Ruach, and are able to speak to create. Further, as we dedicate our tasks to HaShem, we bring the light of HaShem down through our centers, first beginning with Neshama, then Ruach, then finally, Nefesh. These correspond to the mind, heart, and “gut” of the human form. By bringing this light through us we end in the “gut” of our being, which is Nefesh, and is action. If we begin with action or just speach, we move in the wrong direction, and in the wrong order.

    Consequently, Moshe, you said it perfectly, when you said: “Many times people start out strong but grow week but if you concentraite in the beginning about the end, then the matter becomes easier to complete.”
    🙂

    P.S. For anyone interested, I’d also be happy to elaborate on the word “Bereshit” itself, which can also be shown to indicate that HaShem had the end in mind before beginning…..

    Comment by Shaun — August 22, 2006 @ 12:00 am

  4. interesting—- Notice the Lamed looks like a Camel, seeing far with it’s head highest among the letters
    Ecc.-7:8-Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof..
    He that observes the wind will not sow; And he that observes the clouds will not reap.
    There is no remembrance of former things, neither will there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that will come after.

    Comment by Anoch — August 22, 2006 @ 11:42 pm

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