Spiritual Will of Rabbi Asher Freund From Hashem, this happens, and it is sublime in His eyes. Through all the suffering he endured, Hashems compassion upon him awoke his spirit and his words are on his tongue to give over the idea of simple faith. It is the sole purpose of the creation that arose in the will of Hashem, to create the world on a love that is not dependent upon any variable because He is good and does good. It is a complete good. This is desired from the realms of holiness that all creations come to their soul correction which will come about through the redemption of the nation of Israel. The purpose of a person was created in the image of Hashem is that he should find the goal for his life, to get to the realization that through different orchestrated events in his life, that he should understand what is giving him the Source of life. He can’t even endure for one second without a breath and from this force that is giving him life. A person has to find a way to see that the Creator orchestrate the events in his life, and this then brings him to his humility, to be truthful that he himself is nothing, and the spirit of the Creator is his life support and we cannot help ourselves in any way. When we realize this, do not be embarrassed because this is how we are born. The whole creation is null and void. The world was desolate and empty. The main work of a person is that we come to this understanding of this void and emptiness that through our falls, we are not an independent entity. That is really the whole reason of creation. Then we realize the Creator and that we by ourselves cannot do anything. Only the will of the Creator is giving us life, every breath we take. Every breath we praise Hashem. Rashi says breath is neshima, we praise the creator because we realize each breath is from Hashem. We merit this through humility and we do not close our eyes from certain challenges, or failures, and we do not despair. Do not be afraid, because Hashem’s hand is the one guiding us. It is revealed to us who sustains us and gives us every breath, Hashem, the one who creates the world. In this way we realize Him and become one with Him and we are saved from arrogance, a natural instinct that captures us when we are successful. Likewise, we won’t blame ourselves or others when we fail because we know that we are not an independent entity. So when we have a challenge or fall, we don’t blame. A person who wants to climb the ladder to spiritual heights understands his own soul’s challenges, the corrections he needs to make. He understands certain fears. Perhaps someone will hurt him and how will he be saved? But if we strengthen ourselves from despair, then the window of the heavens will be open to him and he will know Hashem gives life and makes our limbs move and gives us organs and the ability to see, hear, walk, and talk. Nevertheless, we understand our sins are in front of us and we are afraid that we will forget that we are not an independent entity. Therefore our faith is in need of renewal every day when our soul is returned to us. This we realize through our struggles. Even though it is bitter and hard to admit, with a lot of work , he can merit this. He understands that he is nothing without the Creator, so in order for us to be unified with our friends, a person cannot be embarrassed to tell his friends his failures and his things that are wrong with him that are not perfect. Don’t be embarrassed to tell your friend. Recognize our own weaknesses. In this way we can meet with this friend. This is the basis of the friendship enduring. Just as he wants to judge himself favorably, he will judge his friend favorably, and in so doing we form the basis upon which we will be able to have a unity. We have to try to come to the attribute of love that is not dependent on any variable. In this way we will resemble our Creator whose love does not depend on any variable. He loves the avos and he chose us to be his treasure. We have to relate to our friend like he relates to us, that He does not get angry with us, He doesn’t withhold abundance from us. He doesn’t anger easily and he is patient. He opens his arms to accept our repentance, to help our people return. If we merit to live our lives in this fashion, then we merit to be a big branch in cleaving to Him, in resembling the Creator in his character attributes.
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