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An Ode to the Ego

Torah Or Megilas Esther Maamar Vayikach Haman -- Part One:You Can’t Start Serving G-d If You Don’t Believe In Yourself

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An Ode to the Ego -- Torah Or Megilas Esther Maamar Vayikach Haman. Part One: You Can’t Start Serving G-d If You Don’t Believe In Yourself

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    yossi -11 years ago

    correct 

    And what does it mean that G-d is our king imagines you assemble 1,000,000 aunts and declare yourself king over them. When 50,000 of them then turn left instead of right, you kill them in a single instance. Does that make you king over them? G-d gave us our entire existence; our entire being and life force are from Him. Relative to Him we are far smaller and far less significant than an aunt in the presence of a human. Can He then said to be our king? Is that not an insult for Him? Aunt: Noun: The sister of one’s father or mother or the wife of one’s uncle.

    An unrelated older woman friend, esp. of a child.

    Ant: Noun:

    A small insect (family Formicidae, order Hymenoptera), often with a sting, that usually lives in a complex social colony with one or many.

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    Shmueli -11 years ago

    Fact
    It was better as AUNTS.

    The fact is that Ants do not have a King. Only a Queen.

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    PK -11 years ago

    Spelling
    ANTS NOT AUNTS !!!

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    Z -11 years ago

    typo
    nice article, as always. 



    Typo, 100000 AUNTS should read ANTS. 

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    R&#39 Avi Shlomo -13 years ago

    Responses
    To Shimon:

    Interesting point. An eight of an eigth, 'shmini shebishminis' is one 64th.


    To Devora Reizel:

    I think it is your internet connection. Try on the lower quality bandwidth, or call your internet company and complain. If that doesn't work, then download the MP3, but keep posting your comments!

    To Sara:

    1) The point of the Maamar is exactly that. Avraham was so high and lofty that just like before G-d, darkness and light are equal, also Avraham was as compassionate and kind and 'gave' and 'tolerated' a Yishmael. True, Hashem dwells in a revealed way only on that what is botul to Him, but He also creates klipa which is not, although not in a way of 'dwelling' but in a way of 'exile.'

    2)True, Hashem creates Kelipah to be elevated, but only in the world of the 'ego' is klipa a contradiction and therefore destroyed and negated and thereby elevated. In the lofty aloofness that precedes ego, ego doesn't bother Him, as the spider in the Kings throne-room.

    3)Good question.

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    Sara -13 years ago

    some questions
    BH a great shiur, as usual. But a few things were difficult to understand:
    1. I always learned that if we do not give chayas to kelipa, it wont exist. So then how would Avraham being above the world, above kelipa, allow Yishmael to be born? If a tzadik is born on a higher spiritual level, why would he have to go through the ego stage? Hashem can only rest on what is botul to Him.
    2. And the kelipa can only exist if Hashem gives it existence so why should it be that if Hashem has a spiritual "ego", only then does He pay attention to getting rid of kelipa? Hashem is directly involved with the world constantly giving it existence every minute....so that part was not understood.
    3. Is the maamar trying to say that if we yidden pay attention more to getting rid of kelipa, then Hashem will do the same? And does the halacha about a talmud chacham apply to every Jew as well?

    Thank you,
    Sara

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    devorah reizel -13 years ago

    bs'd
    Please work out the stops and starts...we so much want to hear a full shiur and are frustrated by the "technical difficulties:!!! Or perhaps it's my computer? Friends said no. thank you.

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    Shimon -13 years ago

    Gasus
    32=
    לבHeart
    ל"ב paths of Chochma (brain)

    32 & 32 = 64
    One 64th Gasus

    32

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    R&#39 Avi Shlomo -13 years ago

    Response to Chana
    Thank you for the feedback.



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    Chana Mandelbaum -13 years ago

    Yasher Koach to R.Paltiel
    Thank you R.Paltiel for teaching us straight, and not watering it down.
    In my "humble opinion", it is an honor, privilege and huge responsibility to be a Lubavitcher. This webcast is a great help.

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