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What Is Reality?

As Consciousness Expands, the Definition of Reality Changes

55 min

Class Summary:

This class was presented on Friday Parshas Mishpatim, 26 Shevat, 5780, February 21, 2020, at the Ohr Chaim Shul, Monsey, NY 

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    Moshe -4 years ago

    It was said that for a thinking person a word, an idea

    Is a metzius. For a  child a towtruck is  a metzius. Obviously adults have hard physical objects as a metzius as well. An apple or an esrog is a metzius for us just like an idea or word or concept is. As we mature we broaden our worlds to include more and  more abstract concepts while not fully letting go of physical objects as metziuses. Nir can we or should we. We must eat and live in the physical world. Those physical objects can evolve, e.g. a smartphone instead of  the  toy truck. 

     For those very lofty souls and for those on the brink of  death and other similar extreme situations (e.g. hallucinogenic drugs) all they see is the spirituality, the divine dna in objects instead of  the object itself.

    Still, Hashen says "eat matza", take an esrog", etc. We are not yotzie with just the  ruchnious of it. 

    In a video circulated recently (ty Shlomie)  the Rebbe saw that the person in front of  him was the victim of  witchcraft and so was far from normal. To fight fire with fire he said a posuk that both exorcised the young man  and at the same time  killed the witch faraway.  

    Ironic that just as the musician "hears" the music when looking at  the  notes, this shiur itself, indeed all Torah consists of  abstract words and  concepts not tenable by a newborn or animal (nursing they understand!), conveys this concept to us using refined abstract words and  concepts. To prove the  point we must rely on  the validity of the point itself. 

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Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • February 21, 2020
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