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Bittul (Selflessness)

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Bittul (Selflessness): (lit. "self-nullification"); a commitment to G-d and divine service that transcends self-concern
The Rebbe sat in a state of d'veikut for a long while. Then lifted his head and said with great feeling: "You speak of all that you need. But you say nothing of what you are are needed for"
The Rabbi found it hard to believe that Anschel Moses might be a thief. Perhaps he had merely borrowed the money...
"What is the difference between the Torah that you learned from your uncle and the Torah that you now learn from our rebbe?”
Many years ago I learned about the quality of bittul, which usually translates into words like “self-nullification,” “self-abnegation,” “humility,” words that didn’t even sound very Jewish to my untrained ear.
In the beginning, G‑d created everything out of nothing. He could have decided to make everything out of something, but He knew that nothing is better material than something.
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