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Live in the Moment

10 Kislev, 5748 · December 1, 1987

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Live in the Moment: 10 Kislev, 5748 · December 1, 1987

When it comes to a Jew’s mission to better himself and the world, the Evil Inclination tries to argue: “What’s the rush? What is so urgent? You have a long life ahead of you; there’s plenty of time to fix things later…”
Lubavitcher Rebbe
Live in the Moment
10 Kislev, 5748 · December 1, 1987
Disc 68, Program 269

Event Date: 10 Kislev 5748 - December 01, 1987

When it comes to a Jew’s mission to better himself and the world, the Evil Inclination tries to argue: “What’s the rush? What is so urgent? You have a long life ahead of you; there’s plenty of time to fix things later…”

Such calculations have no place in the realm of holiness. Every day has a unique mission. One cannot excuse himself from resolving a matter at hand by arguing that it’s overshadowed by, and included in, some larger picture… According to Jewish Law, a Jew must run to perform a Mitzvah, whatever Mitzvah it may be.

The Baal Shem Tov teaches that at every single moment all of existence is created anew from nothingness. So if at this moment one has the opportunity to achieve good, and a moment later the world will revert to utter nothingness and will need to be created again – should he wait to make things right? The animal soul itself argues that such procrastination goes against all reason!

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Steve Katz Melbourne, Australia March 15, 2010

Natural flow If in any moment contains all moments, it matters not which moment you do what's natural for you? For if any moment is all moments then that which you want to do is done in any moment. Reply

Jack Baret Mississauga, Ontario via jewishmississauga.org November 12, 2009

Existentialism Excellent reasoning from a man who clearly acts without having to know why because he already knows how to act rightly with the right intention for the right reasons. Jack Baret; a gentil from Canada, Reply

Anonymous Brooklyn, n.y November 11, 2009

Live in the moment Beautiful, How true! and how devastating that people refuse to accept the truth... Reply

Laura Ellen Truelove Sewanee, TN, USA November 9, 2009

Doing the Work of G-d Each day has it's own specific work which G-d calls us to do. May we celebrate each moment of each day as we are privileged to further G-d's kingdom here on earth. Reply

Jean-Pierre Edberg Paris, France November 4, 2009

Ad matai... Wonderful, Wondeful!
Thank you!
G.od bless you! Reply

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