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Sincerity is not enough. You have to do the right thing.

Why is it this way? Why can't we be judged by our intentions alone?

So that we will know that we are small, and truth is very large. It is truth that stands at the center, and we that orbit about it.

Tanya, chapter 38.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. To order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
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April 23, 2009
thank you
Could you offer a good sentence to ground the orbit sentiment? maybe even the "intentions isnt enough" part too?

great thoughts, if only we could implement both.
April 23, 2009
sent into orbit
It is my understanding that to do the rigtht thing is to literally follow the ten commandments. What do you think?

However, in a free choice world not everyone is interested in pursing the truth with a good heart and by doing the right thing..I depend on rules to guide my behavior.

I am a mother of 3 children and I love each one. So to love all creation is another rule. and to fear no evil is important..I trust goodness and mercy will follow. :.)
April 22, 2009
instructions and guidence
I came to see your writings and it seems to me that rays of lights come from your thoughts, thank you for taking the time to teach others that need guidance , I am one of them.

Best regards
Jose Rios Jovel
Huntington Park, California