Monday, September 21, 2015

The Essence



God's Portion: His People

The Baal Shem Tov taught: ''The quality of essence is such that as soon as one grasps a tiny part of the essence, one grasps the whole of it.''

Thus it follows, that since all Jews [''His people''] have a Godly soul with is ''literally a portion of God above'' [Tanya Ch.2] - ''God's portion'' - then even when that soul undergoes the long journey downwards to this world, it remains inseparably bound with the Essence of God.  [See Ha'azinu 32:9]

Based on Sefer Hama'amarim 5735 p.243 Lubavitcher Rebbe

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The necessity of cleaving to our pure soul is the essence of Teshuvah. If not to what are we returning?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvVvX3ZQzic