Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What Does Satan Really Want?

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Neshama said...

I’m enjoying Rabbi Kessin and his clarification of the Ramchal’s Derech Hashem. I read it a long time ago and now we have its clarity. Looking forward to next week.

Neshama said...

I found this immensely relative to everyday life. Something that all the readers should be congnizant of that Rabbi Kessin (on the Ramchal) said: It involves the Satan and his tactics. Why there was so much avoda zara in our early history is because the neshoma of a Jew is the “Yetzer Tov” (and longs for a connection with his G-D), which comes to a person (male) at the age of 13 and the yetzer tov is what urges the Jew to search and look for meaning in life. The pertinent point is when one finds simcha or satisfaction in something, “what is he thinking of at that moment!” I took this to mean that in gashmius terms, we get delight from many sources, and it is at that moment of simcha/contentment that WE SHOULD ATTRIBUTE IT TO HASHEM – to have this in mind at the moment. Of course when one is struggling under great difficulty a Jew usually thinks about G-D and seeks HIS attention to help him. But it is also true that at the moment of great happiness as it fills our Neshoma, we should likewise thank Hashem i.e., making it a Kiddush Hashem.

I don’t know if I explained this succinctly but I hope your readers understand. They can also find it on Rabbi Kessin’s shiur.