Good & Evil
One lights candles, while the other tries to snuff them out.
People are afraid of good and evil. As a matter of fact, people are often more afraid of good than they are of evil. Good compels you to be good, but evil doesn’t compel you to be anything. You may deny evil, or even ignore it; but you cannot be indifferent to good. We like to believe that there are no absolutes. But just because we like to believe doesn’t mean those beliefs are true. Absolutes can be broken down into actions: a good deed (charity) is absolute good; an evil act (hate) is absolute evil. Do more good deeds than evil and the world becomes good. Absolutely.
A Chassidic discourse on “Remember what Amalek did to you on the road when you were going out of Egypt.” The symbolism of wine and vinegar.Read More
The ultimate criterion of “free choice” is not “Is it determined?” but “What determines it?” Every choice is determined by something, be it a rational motive or an intuitive flash of no traceable origin. True choice is when one’s course of action is determined by, and only by, the very quintessence of self.Read More