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Do You Despise Successful People?

Torah Or Maamar "Veasisa Tzitz": How the Cracks In Our Heart Open Us to the Great Love

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Do You Despise Successful People?- Torah Or Maamar "Veasisa Tzitz": How the Crocks In Our Heart Open Us to the Great Love

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    Benveniste -10 years ago

    What's With Toho Kvaro?
    That which is inside becomes the outsideand vice versa?

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    Ari Hirim -12 years ago

    2 cents
    Whether it's food or clothes, a person can be too focused on either whether it's too much desire/pride in them, or too much fear of them. The Tanya suggests depression (about not being good enough in ANY aspect) can drag a person down into another klipah.



    The beauty of Chassidus is that it recommends a RELATIONSHIP with a Rav. A Rav can percieve our individual needs and help us grow internally. These are the "clothes" that our neshamah acquires in this world. As we acquire them, others recognize not only our external appearance, but the internal substance that got us there. 

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    Avi -13 years ago

    Reply to Shmuel Yosef Kamman
    Well put! But isn't lying to yourself worse than lying to others?

    On the other hand: The glutton is not lying to himself, he is merely becoming comfortable in his own lowliness, whereas the the one who indulges in clothing at least is ashamed of who he is and therefore presents himself differently to the world around him.

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    Shmuel Yosef Kamman -13 years ago

    Clothing vs Food
    Nice clothing is for others, while food is for you. So clothing just for the purpose of looking good is to lie to others while you still know who you really are. Eating, when done in a klipah dikka way, like gluttony even of kosher food is lying to yourself.

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    PERLA -13 years ago

    LINE NUMBERS
    SORRY, BUT THE LINE NUMBERS IN THE CURRICULUM DO NOT FIT TO TNE NUMBER THAT HARAV SAY

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    Avi -13 years ago

    What are 'Crocks'?
    Crock: –noun

    1. a person or thing that is old, decrepit, or broken-down.

    2.a person who complains about or insists on being treated for an imagined illness.

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    Anonymous -13 years ago

    How the Crocks In Our Heart Open Us to the Great Love
    u might mean 'cracks'

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    Ben CH -13 years ago

    Really like ur efforts in doing the AR's chassidus. Especially as u don't always do the first teaching published in the parsha.

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    Shmuel -13 years ago

    Food vs Clothes
    Isaac, a very insightful comment. And of course we are talking of Kosher food. However it must be recognised that clothes effect a person by influencing the psyche. In a reverse sense ie in holiness we note that clothes draw out the hidden. Thus it can reveal aspects of the psyche, in this case the nefesh, and influence on a spiritually higher realm. It draws out from the person a more subtle influence. "Clothes maketh the man" is one saying. The King in majestic robes places awe on his subjects. "Levushim maspia" is another. Perhaps from this vantage point as it can effect deeper in the spirit rather than tangible physical environment, we might argue lies the power of one over the other.

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    Shmuel -13 years ago

    Food vs Clothes
    Isaac, a very insightful comment. And of course we are talking of Kosher food. However it must be recognised that clothes effect a person by influencing the psyche. In a reverse sense ie in holiness we note that clothes draw out the hidden. Thus it can reveal aspects of the psyche, in this case the nefesh, and influence on a spiritually higher realm. It draws out from the person a more subtle influence. "Clothes maketh the man" is one saying. The King in majestic robes places awe on his subjects. "Levushim maspia" is another. Perhaps from this vantage point as it can effect deeper in the spirit rather than tangible physical environment, we might argue lies the power of one over the other.

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    Rabbi Yossi Paltiel -13 years ago

    Klipa of Levushim.
    I happened to see the comments about the severity of the various klipos. The information I imparted is from Chassidus. It appears even in Likuitei Tora. (I have no sefarim where I am, so I can't refer you to any source).



    However the comment itself confirms what Chassidus says. Our tendency not to think of clothing as a klipa is what makes it so sinister a klipa. It is 'nothing' and that's exactly the problem. It isn't 'nothing' and once one is gripped by a klipa that is nothing how do you identify it and gain mastery over it? Just my two cents .



    Let the debate continue.



    Rabbi Y. Paltiel.

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    Isaac -13 years ago

    RE:The difference between indulging in food, or in dress
    I definitely think food drags a person down more. It would appear to me that the fact that clothes is Makif or surrounding it is not internalized or fused to your material being. Food which is decomposed and fused to your bloodstream the place your nefesh resides, means it is a more profound effect. Since it appears that macroscopically the purification or stripping and ridding of evil as it is attached to good, is more difficult for those things who have been given physical expression. The very fact that it still resides in a makif or ephemeral space would seem to make it more easily disposed of. True I would agree that the fact that there is no instictual drive for that thing as a basic human need makes our dependancy or sensitivity to tha thing be more unfortunate and revealing of a lower state, but I still think its the overall lesser of the two evils.

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    Admin -13 years ago

    The difference between indulging in food, or in dress
    The Rabbi says (32:00) that a person indulging in excessively beautiful clothes is a worse type of kelipah than indulging in food, or any other type of indulgence. This i because this is not substantial, is is not that you are eating and internalizing, it is that you are merely 'looking good'...



    Obviously this does not mean that one should not dress respectfully and neatly, it means when ones goal becomes in looking attractive and making an impression based on superficiality alone...



    What do YOU think drags a person down more: the materialism in eating, or in dressing?



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