Monday, February 13, 2012

The Reason for Unrest in Israel

From Likutey Moharan II, 71

“Portions (chavalim) have befallen me in pleasant places” (Psalms 16). [“Chavalim,” portions, may be homiletically rendered as “chovlim,” disturbances.] These “disturbances” are conflicted states of mind, which correspond to countries outside the holiness of the Land of Israel. These disturbances fall into the “pleasant places,” which are the tranquil states of mind that correspond to the Land of Israel. However, the ultimate reason for this intrusion is that the disturbances might be pacified and absorbed by those pleasant mentalities. -- Rebbe Nachman

(c) Breslov Research Institute, from the unpublished Breslov Tehillim

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