Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Temporary World


We are sent down to this world for a short period of time.  This world is temporary, it is just the entry hall to the World of Truth, Olam HaBa.  All our personal journeys are individually designed to ensure we find our way to the ultimate destination.  The tougher the journey, the greater the reward will be at the end.

"They journeyed from Kivros-hata'avah and camped in Chatzeros" [Masei 33:17]

From this verse, remarked R' Yitzchak of Vorka, we learn that for an individual to break the yetzer hara within him, he must constantly recall the fact that this world is but a temporary one intended to be utilized in preparation for the World to Come.

This is hinted in the verse: "They left Kivros-hata'avah" - how will one be able to bury [likvor] his lust [ta'avah] and subdue his yetzer hara?  By remembering that this world is no more than "Chatzeros", a yard [chatzer] in front of a house, a hallway leading to a palace."

A person who ingrains this thought in his heart, said the Rebbe, will triumph in his war against the yetzer hara.

Source: Rabbi Yisrael Bronstein

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Devorah, I don't know how to contact you directly, but would you please help promote a facebook page for the six constant mitzvot of the heart:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Six-Constant-Mitzvot/552776831511695?ref_type=bookmark

All it is is a reminder to do the six constant mitzvot and to add zechut to Am Yisrael. No ulterior motives. Tizki le’mitzvot.

Anonymous said...

Would you please help promote a facebook page for the six constant mitzvot of the heart:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Six-Constant-Mitzvot/552776831511695?ref_type=bookmark

All it is is a reminder to do the six constant mitzvot and to add zechut to Am Yisrael. No ulterior motives. Please like and share, send it out on your email list (including to people who don’t have facebook), and make it your screen saver. Tizki le’mitzvot.

Devorah said...

You would probably benefit by putting English on the Facebook page.... most people do not read/understand Hebrew.

Anonymous said...

Thanks I thought about that, but actually I figured that most Jews do know Hebrew, vast majority of Israeli Jews and many religious Jews abroad, or at least enough to understand what is written. And there wasn't enough room for both. If you know how I could add English I'd be happy to do it because up to now have not been able to figure it out.

Anonymous said...

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And only to G-D do we offer praise glory and thanks for protecting our men artillery and tanks
The navy and air force the armed forces indeed, G-D has given G-D,S angels charge over thee
To protect you as you do what is right, as you soldier on toward the light
So no more in the land shall darkness with sorrow be
for to these brave soldiers belongs the victory.

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