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Hashem gives from Himself literally, just not totally. It is obviously impossible to grasp Hashem, but He does shine His glory. When someone is able to connect to Hashem, He is bestowing Himself in whatever amount. The Rambam says that perception of Hashem is the greatest enjoyment. This is what the Gemara refers to when it describes in Taanis 31 how the ...


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the idea is to make yourself into a receptable capable of receiving/appreciating His goodness. once heard in a lecture by Rabbi Becher, where the beastie boys offered a raffle whose first prize is one week backstage with them. he said this could be either heaven or hell depending on where you are holding


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'To bestow goodness'; in order for men to enjoy it, by enjoying it this gives pleasure. The second question is dealt with by Derech Hashem in the first section chapter 2. In short what he says is that in order to achieve or have something in totality, one must be the owner of that thing. G-d alone is perfect, not lacking anything and is in essence this ...


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The Ramchal addresses this issue in Derech Hashem (among other places). He explains that the ultimate good is Hashem Himself, and therefore connecting to Hashem and being like Hashem is the ultimate experience of good. A central element of Hashem's perfection is that He was not given His perfection by an external source, but rather His perfection is ...


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Rabbi Arye Kaplan explains in his "If You Were G-d" that shame is being in the wrong place. Shame is not a vestigial emotion from the cave days. It is a perception of yourself. When you get without deserving you are getting what is not yours. It is like the butler sitting in the dais. Whether or not he feels funny about it, it is funny. This is like the ...


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This is in a Mishna in Berachos 9:2. The meaning (as stated by Rabbi Ovadia Bartenura there) is that He does good to me and good to others.


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I don't know the original source, but one example is the Ramchal's "Daas Tvunos" (דעת תבונות) (section 18) who writes that "what him, blessed be his name, wanted, is to create Nivraim in order to bestow good upon them" ("מה שרצה הוא יתברך שמו - לברוא נבראים כדי שיוכל להטיב להם"). I have heard some explain your question by the understanding that if someone ...



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