Jewish Forum & Discussions - Chabad Talk  

Go Back   Jewish Forum & Discussions - Chabad Talk > Lubavitch > Chassidus

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Unread 07-22-2004, 10:17 PM   #1
jjbennoach
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 186
Why today's evil?

Why does the evil evident today seem so stupid? Religions and philosophies used to draw their life force from holiness by at least adhering to some of the sheva mitzvoz b'nai Noach. But now, a certain kind of madness seems to have taken over. Suicide bombers, gay marriage, anti-G-dliness in politics... Is there a short way of explaining this? Will the propagators of this evil experience some kind of teshuvah, or must they simply be eventually destroyed?
jjbennoach is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-23-2004, 12:17 AM   #2
n'eNow770
Diamond Member
 
n'eNow770's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,288
It's just yemi Mashiach....
__________________
We want n'eNow we don't want to wait...
n'eNow770 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-23-2004, 04:37 AM   #3
Yankel Nosson
Senior Platinum Member
 
Yankel Nosson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 5,259
See http://www.chabadtalk.com/forum/show...3?postid=69251

I agree about the madness, but I'm not sure I fully agree with the assertion that religions used to draw their life-force from holiness. The monotheistic religions, certainly, based themselves on Torah. But that is only over the last 1900 years (in once case) or 1300 years (in the other case). Other than that, and in places these religions did not reach, the statement doesn't apply. Baal Peor, comes to mind.

Quote:
...according to the signs given in the Gemara, we are right before the revelation of Moshiach, and therefore the words of Daniel (12:10) apply: "Many things will be clarified, refined and purified." Included in this is that many negative traits which were previously concealed will come out into the open. In fact, even traits he was unaware existed within himself, or was unaware they were bad will be openly revealed.

The reason this is necessary is because everything must be purified before Moshiach's coming. And unless it is revealed, its purification is impossible. Therefore, shortly before his arrival, when the process must be completed, evil has become revealed in order to facilitate its purification. And since this evil has come out into the open, obviously G-d gives the individual extra strength to accomplish its transformation. It is therefore within his power to descend from his haughty stance and begin to purify those areas in need of improvement and correction. It would normally be possible for this process to be achieved gradually. But now Moshiach is about to arrive, and everything must be speedily completed.

Sicha 12th Day of Tammuz, 5747
http://www.sichosinenglish.org/book...glish/36/02.htm
(couldn't find it on Otzar)
__________________
Chassidim must study Chassidus--HaYom Yom 21Kislev
Yankel Nosson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
2001 - 2016 ChabadTalk.com