THE Root Of All Evil PRIDE!
Updated: Aug 9
THE Root Of All Evil PRIDE! Original written at 25-03-2006 13:12:30
Of which I will now share a small fragment.
If we have to summarize in one sentence, what the difference is between G-d and our carnal thinking you get the following definition:
G-d teaches us to be loving and humble, and He sets us free!
Our flesh is arrogant and binds us!
Many people do not understand, are not even aware of it, how deeply sinful our carnal thinking is.
The battle that is going on is between:
Humility - self-denial & Pride - self-promotion.
Every soul knows where he comes from! The soul knows that it was created by the Maker, by G-d! And this soul in us is restless, the soul is looking for G-D!
People Want To Silence This Unrest By:
- Gathering matter; Buying and chasing beautiful things.
- Addictions; Smoking, drugs, sex, booze, gambling--
- Raising the bar in the tension search and taking on challenges.
- Wanting to be part of something to be able to identify with someone else or a group.
The person, who already follows G-d, but not 100%, experiences the same turmoil, a kind of pain in the heart and is going to try to feed, alleviate this unrest, this nagging pain, by being able to belong and therefore to identify with the group. And certainly, with a leading person!
A slightly more powerful soul does the same but the other way around,
he/she is looking for people and situations that give him/her prestige and even help to increase it!
Both groups, believers, and unbelievers, stronger (leaders) weaker (followers) do not bring their souls to G-d but want to find REST outside of Him.
The same turmoil, a kind of pain in the heart and the believer is going to try to feed, alleviate this unrest, this nagging pain, by being able to belong to, and therefore to identify with someone else, or a group.
And for certain with a leading person!
A slightly more powerful soul does the same but vice versa, he/she is looking for people and situations that give him/her prestige and increase it!
Both groups, believers, and unbelievers, stronger (leaders) weaker (followers) do not bring their souls to G-d but walk the journey outside of Him.
And the root of it all: PRIDE! They do not want to bow to G-D!
This is part of an article I wrote in 2006. I was just in the beginning of the process, of realizing and coming to terms, that I am a Jewess.
There is a pyramid culture in this world. Leaders, (they think they know everything and are untouchable and very highly regarded)
And people who are insecure and who have no dignity or self-worth (they think they know nothing, always need help with everything and are actually feeling as a nobody)
These two groups lean against each other, the system sustains itself! If we take a closer look at what is actually happening, we come to the following conclusion:
A person who has no self-worth, and therefore does not love himself, will always seek safety in someone else.
We think we love ourselves, but this love is often based on love for ourselves >>> as we would like to be, or think we are. <<<
He or she finds his or her confirmation in a group, leader, high-raised figure.
But the root, as crazy as it might sound, is PRIDE!
People are deeply unhappy with themselves!
People want to look like: fill in a name! One also often commits as a partner to great organizations, by donating money, and the big names become their great example, and their idol. And one does not expect it from G-D!
How is this possible? What is it that happens over and over again?
Because man is infected with what happened to Adam and Eve in paradise, deeper than he realizes himself... it is pride...
Even to the point that they first blamed each other, and finally they blamed G-d!
Our flesh wants to be higher than G-d, and we do not want to recognize this dark cloud that lies upon us, but instead we feed it precisely by seeking it in groups and in other people! As a result, we are getting further and further away from G-d and passing this depraved path on to the next generation.
At this moment as I read this article for the first time since all of those years, I am fully aware I am a Jewess. I went through the process, of dying to the flesh, and I found my ground first of all in HaShem, and second in who I am and where I do belong!
I think it was The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory (1902-1994), who once said "The soul of every Jew is born religious (with faith*) because we are G-d's set apart people, but some need to be awakened."
And That Awakening Is In HIS Capable Hands!
Prosperity After Turning to the Lord
30 When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the Lord your G-d disperses you among the nations, 2 and when you and your children return to the Lord your G-d and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, 3 then the Lord your G-d will restore your fortunes[a] and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you. 4 Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your G-d will gather you and bring you back.
5 He will bring you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors.
6 The Lord your G-d will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.
7 The Lord your G-d will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you. 8 You will again obey the Lord and follow all his commands I am giving you today. 9 Then the Lord your G-d will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The Lord will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors, 10 if you obey the Lord your G-d and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the Lord your G-d with all your heart and with all your soul.
Leadership is necessary and good. When it is based on and through and in G-d,
it is about Humility and Serving!
Helping others to find the ( HIS) way, to be able to stand, and giving the person full space to bloom!
*Shekhinah, also spelled Shechinah (Hebrew: שְׁכִינָה Šəḵīnā, Tiberian: Šăḵīnā) is the English transliteration of a Hebrew word meaning "dwelling" or "settling" and denotes the presence of God, as it were, in a place. This concept is found in Judaism.
The Hebrew Bible mentions several places where the presence of G-d was felt and experienced as a Shekhinah, including the burning bush and the cloud that rested on Mount Sinai. The Shekhinah was often pictured as a cloud or as a pillar of fire and was referred to as the glory of G-d. The Shekhinah was also understood to be present in the Tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem, and to be seated at the right hand of G-d.
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