Friday, July 16, 2010

Who serves you?

AyinBase with R' Paltiel 7/16/2010 Fridday 5 Tammuz 5770

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Page 34 – third line from the top of the page. Line starts “hislabshut...”

We're looking at torah vs mitzvahs. They both have a form and that is because they go through chochmah.

The mitzvah is rooted in ratzon/kesser, though it comes through in the form that His chochmah assigns to it, but you relate to the ratzon itself. In torah you also have the same elements, but you relate to it through hislabshut, since you have to understand it.

A soldier was standing guard on a hot day and a river was near by, so he jumped in for a swim. At that moment the Czar came to inspect his post. The soldier jumped out of the river and saluted saying, “My king, who serves you? My uniform or I?” and he got away with it. In mitzvahs you serve with “I”, but with torah there is a uniform.

... וחיי עולם

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