Thursday, May 17, 2012

Quotes that Matter- "You shall walk in My statutes"

This weeks parsha is parshat Behar-Bechukosai
"You shall walk in My statutes" (Lev. 26:3).
 Why does the verse say "walk?"
To show us that no matter where we are or what we are doing we should affiliate our everyday life with Torah. When we are in the car driving, put a lecture on or if you’re on the train or bus read something spiritual. Keep yourself busy! The Ramchal writes in Messilat Yeaharim that when you’re not busy with Torah you are giving the yetzer Hara- evil inclination- an opening to attack. Rather, than letting the evil inclination within conquer, you should try and find hashgacha pratit- Hashem’s Divine assistance- in your day. Stop and think of all the wonderful things Hashem does for you and dwell on how incredible it all truly is. Additionally, stop and analyze yourself spiritually. Think about where you are spiritually and how you can work to increase your levels of connectiveness to Hashem. Make sure that the yetzer Hara doesn't keep you busy because then you won't have time to connect with Hashem. The yetzer Hara is a dangerous illness and you need to know how to cure it. The antidote is Torah!! Torah will give you all the tools you need to stay strong and close to Hashem.

Shabbat Shalom
-Esther Shamayev

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