Poor Man at the Door; Do Not Ignore

“Does the poor man cry at thy door? Arise and open for him gladly; refresh him when he is wearied; sustain his heart, for it is sad. … Have thou also a law, a comely law for thy household. Establish an order that is wise, that the abject laugh not at thee. Be careful in…

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Superior Law of God is Above Man’s law

“We feared not the observer’s eyes, neither did our consciences bother us…. Human society has yielded for seventy centuries to corrupted laws until it cannot understand the meaning of the superior and eternal laws. A man’s eyes have become accustomed to the dim light of candles and cannot see the sunlight. Spiritual disease is inherited…

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Kabbalistic View of Oral and Written Spiritual Law

“A traditional Kabbalistic view is that although the creation is in a damaged and imperfect state the Kabbalist, by virtue of his or her state of consciousness, can bring about a real healing. … When Moses first received the written law he also received certain laws orally. These were not written down but only ever…

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Destiny, Karma, and Offering Help

“A purely logical conception of karma would prohibit one from helping a man in adversity. But there, too such fatalism would be false. The help we give freely to another opens up a new era in his destiny. Our destinies are woven of these impulses, of these acts of grace. If we could accept the…

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