Elixir or poison

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Re: Elixir or poison

Postby steve » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:29 pm

It's good you have so much faith Dan.
It seems that freewill is a paradox, we are to believe thet we don't have freewill but act like we do.
I struggle with the concept of Emuna, we have to accept everything as a test and stay silent ?
From what I understand of Emuna, if we don't accept what happens to us good or bad we have failed the test, but, when do we use freewill ?
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Re: Elixir or poison

Postby Hart60 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:30 pm

Steve, maybe the Rabbi in the story was blinded by the sun and didn't realise just how thirsty the Gentile was.
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Re: Elixir or poison

Postby steve » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:44 pm

Thanks for the light heartedness Dan,
I'm so serious about spiritual things, I need to be more light hearted.
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Re: Elixir or poison

Postby Hart60 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:11 am

Copied from Chabad.org.

"Life provides no more than raw materials. Raw enough for us to look back and construct at least two versions of our own biography: one a prison, the other a palace.

This is the greatest kindness the Master of Life has given us: He has placed His own pen in our hands, so that we may enjoy the dignity of a palace constructed by our own design.
"

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; adapted by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman.
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Re: Elixir or poison

Postby rivka » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:09 am

steve wrote:In life we don't always get what we feel we want or need.

I feel the need to quote the Rolling Stones. Or paraphrase, rather.

You can't always get what you want. But if you try real hard, you just might find you get what you need.

Of course, the tricky parts are figuring out what is a need v. a want, and what efforts are appropriate. For most of us, answering both those questions is an ongoing -- or even lifelong -- process.
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Re: Elixir or poison

Postby Hart60 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:03 pm

Nice one rivka,If we had a "Like" button I would tick it. :)

Chag Sameach Purim v'shalom to you.

Dan.
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Re: Elixir or poison

Postby rivka » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:48 pm

And to you as well. :)
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