Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Guard Rail for Your Ego

Photo Geof Kern

When you build a new house, you shall make a guard rail for your roof... [Ki Teitze 22:8]

 A roof, being the highest part of any structure, alludes to the ego, which gives a person an elevated impression of himself.

Thus, in order to prevent a person from ''falling off his roof'' by allowing his feelings of swollen self-esteem to degenerate into selfishness, we are warned to ''make a guard-rail for your roof'' - to carefully control and temper the ego with ''guard-rails''.

Based on Likutei Sichos vol 24 p 140 Lubavitcher Rebbe


devora said...

your pictures are always perfect!!!

devora said...

your pictures are always worth a thousand words!!

Neshama said...

Devorah, I didn't know you were a gingy!

Devorah said...

Devora I [used to] have a lot of pictures, most of them were lost yesterday thanks to Windows 10. I think I can access them again from somewhere, but I had to re-set my entire computer. I do not like this Windows 10 at all.