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Sunday, April 15, 2012

No one likes a goody goody, definitely not H"Y, that's why He gave us Nanach!

In the Chok for today (1st of Tazriyah, in the last section of Mussar) a parable is brought down (from Medresh Kohelet, it seems to me that Rashi also brings it) about a king who locked up a gang of bandits. The bandits dug a tunnel and escaped, but one bandit remained. When the warden found out about the escape and discovered the remaining bandit, the warden beat him, exclaiming, "Idiot, the escape tunnel is right there before you, why didn't you escape?!"

This is an amazing parable, because one would have thought that if a person was incarcerated by the King of Kings, he would be rebelling by breaking out, and yet our holy sages taught that thinking so is idiotic! H"Y desires us to be free, not to be constrained even by inordinate subservience. There is a great deal to be said about this, every person can understand this according to the depth of their heart - in truth.

When the Messiah is coming and everyone is going to have the intelligence to desire only the service of H"Y, don't think that the world will look like one auditorium of goody goodies, God forbid. No one likes goody goodies, least of all H"Y. That's why He gave us Na Nach!

Understand this well, for it is your life - Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman!

2 comments:

nothinbut100% said...

dont understand this:
This is an amazing parable, because one would have thought that if a person was incarcerated by the King of Kings, he would be rebelling by breaking out, and yet our holy sages taught that thinking so is idiotic! H"Y desires us to be free, not to be constrained even by inordinate subservience.

what about breakin out of the jail is excessive subservience ??
and whats it gotta do with goody goody's ??
need more splainin if u can, thnx
nn

Anonymous said...

yeah man, this is soooo deep, I can't get it. awwwwsoome!!! By the way I love goody goodies like Josef and Rabbi Nachman. I don't think the world can survive on Juda ONLY, G-d certainly took his delinquent sons away from him, mida kneged mida. You want your wife to be a tzedekket, or do you want her to be a learned scholar, versed in all the perverted ways of this world and a fighter at that!
I want a goody goody or NOTHING AT ALL- rather pay the juda kind of a woman alimoney and NOT live with her, I'll get it all back in double and triple (interest definitly allowed), one day, for the benefit of her miserable children.

think about that!