The Sixties Radical-Azriel Representatives

We are representatives of the One Above. And as such, we live as two opposites at once:

We are not beings for ourselves. We are but agents of that which is beyond us.

Yet we must be freethinking, independent beings—because to represent the One Above, we must have our own will and our own sense of being as He does.

And if you should say, “But this is an impossibility! Two opposites in a single being!”

Yes, you are correct, it is an impossible paradox without resolution.

Which is why this renders us representatives of the Impossible One Above.

Chayei Sarah 5752.

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The Sixties Radical-Azriel Let my heart for G-d Change Me!

Another lesson from the Tanya.

The power of emotion and desire is a must for my prayers to reach HaShem. Prayers with the power of emotion will change the world and reach G-d’s ears.

The heart can cause the mitzvahs and the study of Torah into a connection with G-d.

The power of intellectual love of G-d combined with the passionate desire of the heart to serve G-d  will transform us and  the world into a heaven on Earth.

This is what Yeshua was teaching us (me).

Get your heart right.

L-rd please get my heart right so I can serve you.

This reminds of what I was taught fake it until you make it.

This means do the actions until the actions of studying Torah and doing mitzvahs become ingrained in my heart.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel Transform my Heart

More lessons from the Tanya.

This is very hard for me to  connect what I understand to what I feel.

My Heart cannot rule me. If it does I am screwed.

Part of some days my burning passions are for seven-layer cake. Most days I have a burning passion for G-d and study of Torah.

The hard part is turn this burning passion for seven-layer cake into a  passionate love for G-d.

This battle has been going on for a long time.

Many days I take seven steps forward and six steps backwards. Yet, each day I am making progress in the transformation of self.

Yeshua is the key. When I became a follower of Yeshua all hell broke loose in my life.  Yet this was and is the best choice in my life.

This choice has set me free.

Each day gets better and better.

Please G-d set me free from the past.  Show me the mistakes I made in the past and the present.

Show me my bad decisions in the past and the present.

Please show me where I thought I was right in the decisions of the past and murder these assumptions, so my past is dead and gone so I am set free to be open to what G-d has planned for me.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel G-d Only Loves

Think about this for a moment.

“Until the Final Redemption, when there will no longer be any obstacles impeding the full revelation of G‑d’s goodness, opportunities will unfortunately remain to mistake G‑d’s love for us for cruelty. Our challenge, until the Messianic Era, is to remain fully aware that G‑d is at all times manifesting His love for us, even if it occasionally appears exactly the opposite. Remaining conscious of this love will inspire us to reciprocate it by fulfilling His will to our utmost ability. This, in turn, will eliminate the last remaining impediments to the Final Redemption.1 Likutei Sichot, vol. 34, p. 23.

Moses then reminded the Jewish people how they reacted to the scouts’ report after they had spied out the Land of Israel, accusing G‑d of exhibiting ill will toward them.

[Moses said to the Jewish people,] “You slandered G‑d in your tents, saying ‘G‑d took us out of Egypt out of His hatred of us.’ ” Deuteronomy 1:27

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The Sixties Radical-Azriel the Load Always Fits The Camel

G-d will always provide to fulfill HIS mission.

Moses reminded the Jewish people that when they were at Mount Sinai, G‑d instructed him to share the responsibility of resolving their lawsuits with a system of judges. The people readily accepted this plan, but not for the right reasons: they hoped to be able to influence the rulings of judges of lesser moral caliber than Moses.

[Moses told the Jewish people at Mount Sinai,] “How can I bear your trouble, your burden, and your strife all by myself?” Deuteronomy 1:12

We are all charged with the same mission as Moses: to educate and lead ourselves – as well as those over whom we have influence – in the ways of the Torah. If we wonder how we can bear such a heavy responsibility, we should recall that when Moses asked G‑d the same question, G‑d immediately provided him with a practical solution. Just as G‑d gave Moses the means to fulfill his mission, G‑d gives us the means and resources to fulfill our Divine mission, regardless of how difficult or overwhelming our responsibilities may appear to be.1 Sichot Kodesh 5741, vol. 4, pp. 325–326.

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The Sixties Radical-Azriel Ego Preservation

The ego is not to be destroyed. It, too, is a creation of G‑d—and all that He made, He made within divine purpose.

Only this: that the ego must know that it is a creation, and that all He made, He made with divine purpose.

Bati Legani 5711

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The Sixties Radical-Azriel The Gift of Rebuke

How about this concept to blow your mind? The gift of rebuke. Read on.

Moses waited until he was about to die before admonishing the Jewish people. One reason for this was that he wanted to wait until he had conquered the Amorite kings.

[Moses rebuked the Jewish people] after he had smitten Sichon, king of the Amorites . . . and Og, king of Bashan. Deuteronomy 1:4

People accept rebuke more readily after having received some material benefit from the person giving the rebuke. By rebuking someone, we are doing them a spiritual favor, so by preceding this spiritual favor with a material favor, we ensure that both parties relate to the rebuke in the proper light – rather than considering it an act of ill will.

By his example, Moses showed us that this principle applies even when the individual or group is in need of rebuke for a sin as grave as that of making the Golden Calf. From Moses’ example, we learn that we should extend others our fullest help – both material and spiritual – in order to put them back on the proper path in life.

By helping others in this way, we earn G‑d’s help in finding our own proper path in life, as well as His assistance in providing for the material needs of ourselves and our loved ones.1 Likutei Sichot, vol. 1, pp. 133–134; Sichot Kodesh 5737, vol. 1, pp. 155–161, pp. 367–369

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