The letters of our thoughts are the ideas present in our mind before they come to realization . . . Thoughts that are, yet not felt . . . The words of the subconscious . . . of the soul . . .


Friday, March 10, 2006

Tetzaveh in Thought

V'ata Tetzavah lays out the plan of action needed to bring Gulos, exile, to an end.
We must connect ourselves with our essence, be in touch with our souls . . .
We must be bothered by the very fact that we are in exile . . .
In a time of need, of pain and suffering, return comes with greater ease -there are no atheists in a foxhole.
We need to be bothered by the very fact that we are found in exile, that things aren't as they ought to be. Period.
In a scalding bath, or an icy lake, one jumps to get out of the water . . . when the water is warm however, it's very hard to get out.
We must not be seduced by the serine call of abused physicality and spirituality!
Why abused?
We live an easy life, which is how it ought to be, but sometimes we loose the forest for the trees.
Everything, thank G-d, is in abundance; but it is there for us to use it.
There are more s'farim available then ever before -everyone can find a subject or topic in which he can delve into . . . not to merely stock the shelves with tomes gathering dust (This is not to put down the idea of owning many holy books -which is a mitzvah in its own right)

So, enough is enough, we must jump out of the bath -our skin has begun to wrinkle- and greet Moshiach!

Adapted from the teachings of the Rebbe