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Purim: The Ultimate Happiness

Purim: The Ultimate Happiness

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There is a quiet happiness: an inner sense of bliss, the innocent joy of a small child, one of wonderment and gratitude. It is a happiness to carry with you at all times.

Then there are those seasons when happiness blooms for all to see, bursting out in song, in dance, in celebration. A festival, a wedding, a time to feast and rejoice with family and friends.

But the ultimate happiness is the joy of Purim. It is no longer about you, your family, your life. It is about making others laugh, bringing smiles to the weary, celebration to those who feel abandoned, a feast to those who had lost all hope.

It is a season for breaking out of yourself, out of your character, out of all those bounds you have set for yourself—“beyond knowing.”

The light of Purim knows no bounds.

Likkutei Sichot, vol. 16, p. 371.

By Tzvi Freeman
From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. Subscribe and get your dose daily. Or order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
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Brenda Toronto, Canada March 23, 2016

Our character is self-focused on gratification, gain at expense of others.

We need to have courage to implement the method to take us beyond our self.

When we achieve the perfect bond between us, within that bond we will feel divinity - G_d's presence!

Purim is a celebration of this final achievement - the sensation of eternal happiness! Reply