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Oaths: Safeguards of Holiness
The higher one's spiritual level, the less the need for additional restrictions.
When a person benefits from something in the world for the sake of Heaven, that object is transformed from mundane to holy. But there is a distinct risk that the actions of a person not on the proper spiritual level will lower him deeper into the malaise of the world. It is recommended for him to use oaths as a weapon to protect himself.
Both the soul and the body must constantly strive to new spiritual levels.
This week's second portion called "Masai", meaning "journeys". The Lubavitcher Rebbe writes that every Jewish person must know that he or she is constantly required to be on a journey. We must continuously be moving upward spiritually from one level to the next, higher level.
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