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Two Jews, One Opinion

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Two Jews, One Opinion

G-d created human nature in a way such that no two people think alike. Nevertheless, He expects them to reach harmonious agreement.
Unity; Oneness, R. Shmuel of Lubavitch, Lechatchilah Ariber, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Two Jews, One Opinion
Disc 79, Program 315

Event Date: 13 Tishrei 5745 - October 09, 1984

G-d created human nature in a way such that no two people think alike. Nevertheless, He expects them to reach harmonious agreement.

Here the adage of the Rebbe Maharash applies: “The world says: If you can’t go under an obstacle, then go above it. And I say: In the first place go straight over it!” What does it mean in this case to “go over it”? It means to rise above your own nature; to go out of your innate and learned manners of perception. When you transcend these limitations, then there will be nothing preventing you from being of one mind with someone else.

In the words of the Talmud: “The Sages conceded to Rabbi Meir.” “The Sages conceded” means that even whilst they did not fully grasp his logic they sensed that Rabbi Meir was right. But after they had conceded to him — after they rose above the “ego” — they came to understand and adopt Rabbi Meir’s opinion fully as their own.

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