December 4, 2007

Great Light comes from Humility

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 6:09 am

One should ask oneself regularly, “Who is the lowest Jew in the world”? In fact, their entire mind should be filled with this question. For one minute, two minutes or longer until in ones heart it is the reality.

Ones heart then responds, ,”I am the lowest Jew in the world.” If one does not reach a level of total subjection to Hashem and Simcha through this, they have only fooled themselves.
At first this concept seems extreme. One thinks, “The lowest Jew means someone who is a sinner and we shouldn’t such a degrading concept but in reality, the person who thinks in such away is truly raising themselves up. You see, someone who is nothing returns their being to their Creator in pureness like a newborn child. Totally free of sin, all one can think of is that there is, ‘One Hashem’. This is the goal of life. To know this in total pureness. You can only do this through bittle and asking yourself this question.

This is the key to Yom Tov, Jewish Holidays and even the Shabbos. It is the secret of all light & happiness. Through this one has shalom bayis.

4 Comments

  1. interesting
    sounds almost Aleksander…

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — December 4, 2007 @ 9:32 am

  2. All teachings in chassidus are included in the previous works of the Baal Shem. As taught before, everything is in Tzaavas HaRivash. It is the most important chassidic work to learn

    Comment by Reb Moshe — December 4, 2007 @ 2:26 pm

  3. Bittul is cool. How else will the goof submit to the will of Hashem? The fact is, before Chassidus the Sages (z”tl) instructed Israel in Pirkei Avos saying, “Know where you came from, where you’re going, and know Whom you are destined to give an accounting (B”H). You came from body fluid. You’re going to be worm food. And in the end, you’ll have to explain everything to the Holy One (B”H). This is a very humbling fact.

    A basic analogy, based on my sub-infant spiritual understanding, would say like this: The driver (the neshamah) has a lease on the vehicle (haguf) but this is for a set period determined exclusively by the Manufacture/Lesser (HaShem). At the signing of the lease agreement, the Manufacture assigns each driver a predetermined route and regulates the drivers course with a superpowerful GPS system that can alter the drivers course beyond his will or understanding (????? ????? hasgochoh protis). In exchange for the leased vehicle, the driver must deliver goods (Torah and Mitzvos) to other drivers also moving goods for the manufacture. At the end of the lease period the Manufacture repossesses the leased vehicle and the vehicle is dismantled, scraped and broken down to provide materials and resources for forthcoming vehicles and drivers. The Manufacture keeps the plans for the scrapped vehicle so he can re-issue the vehicle model at a later time in the future (Olam Habah).

    So, what happens to the driver at the end of the lease? Unique to each individual, the Manufacture determines the outcome for the driver related to his performance maintaining the vehicle and delivering the Goods.

    Of course Hashem is an incredibly compassionate Manufacture with charitable lending practices and a very forgiving scratch and dent policy. To put it gingerly. 🙂

    To take this analogy one step further, towards Chasidus. Goyim drivers, choose a wide-variety of makes and models, all driving alone, without any cargo in their trunks. But the Holy Jew is like the driver in a horse drawn cart, with a large band friends and family riding along and a trunk full of bread and water. And the Chassid, well he walks alongside his cart, being pulled by a mule, carrying Torah and disciples where ever the Maker wills him to go. 🙂

    Happy Chanukah everybody!

    Comment by Ralph — December 4, 2007 @ 11:02 pm

  4. you really really like cars.

    I like this analogy.

    “Of course Hashem is an incredibly compassionate Manufacture with charitable lending practices and a very forgiving scratch and dent policy.”

    lol.

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — December 7, 2007 @ 4:40 am

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