Teachings on Parshat Naso

It is so deep within us, because every human being secretly desires the entire human universe to him/herself.   Our only way out is to learn compassion without cause.  To care for each other simply because that “other” exists.    From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.  With permission from www.chabad.org
“Remember children, the greatest thing in the world is to do someone a favor.”  ~Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapiro, the Piaseczner Rebbe, Rabbi of the Warsaw Ghetto, of righteous memory.

PDF text - Parshat Naso

INSPIRING THOUGHTS ON AUTHENTIC LIVING

“Hasidism as a movement was inaugurated by men of spirit, charismatic leaders who shared many traits similar to those found in the romantic movement emerging at roughly the same period throughout Western Europe:  a respect for strong emotions, spontaniety, imagination and creativity, freedom from classical constraint in expression, and an out-and-out rembellion against social convention.”

“…and the emphasis was not on trying to understand Godm but on trying to understand the human being.  It was clear to them that one could not stand with any sense of integrity before the Divine Presence unless one first had some clarity of who one really was.”

from The Quest for Authenticity:  The Thought of Reb Simhah Bunim, Michael Rosen, Urim Publications 2008

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