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He continues there This is what our sages of blessed memory said "today to do them, and tomorrow to receive their reward" (Eruvin 22:1)... When you look further into the matter, you will see that true perfection lies only in clinging to G-d. This is what King David said "But as for me, closeness to G-d is my good" (Ps.73:28).. For only this is the ...


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This opinion is rejected as directed by material passions (as described at the end of this post.). The "linear version" of Mesilat Yesharim summarized it in one statement: שתכלית בריאת האדם הוא למצבו בעולם הזה. ‏ that the purpose of creation of man is its situation in this world. This is the main opposition between the Ramchal's opinion and this ...


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I heard Moishe Bane quote his rebbi Rav Yaakov Weinberg, former Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Yisroel, that these two sources don’t contradict each other because there’s two positive types of eternal, spiritual relationship with Hashem. One is when you focus on your personal relationship and one is when you focus on the national relationship with Hashem. Mesilas ...


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Sefer HaAruch defines אבדן as a composite of two words, אבא and דן. It means the source of all judgement, the highest and supreme level of judgement. In context, it would mean while you have the opportunity to mitigate judgement by reviewing your deeds and improving them, do so. Do not be apathetic, complacent or callous. Rather strive to improve.


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Start by looking how the Ramchal defines yir'ah. Mesilas Yesharim ch. 24 distinguishes between fear of punishment and yir'as Shamayim -- fear of [the One in] heaven. Then he identifies two aspects of the latter: yir'as haRomemus -- awe of G-d's Grandeur, and yir'as hacheit -- fear of sin, which comes from that awe. He writes that the default concept of yir'...


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Ramchal in his commentary on the mishna in avot, 'do not become haughty if u have learned much torah for it is what you were created for', states that this (to be haughty) would be like a bird boasting because it could fly, whereas it should accept I was gifted with wings therefore I fly. On this commentary, I would like to suggest that the Chiyuv is ...


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the Ramchal brings sources for this in chapter 1 of the common Mesilat Yesharim Behold, our sages, of blessed memory, have taught us that man was created solely to rejoice in G-d and to delight in the splendor of the Shechina (divine presence). For this is true joy, and the greatest possible pleasure that can possibly exist. The place of this joy is,...


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You asks for an answer from the Ramchal itself. See Derech Hashem chapter II: "‏ג. ואמנם, מלבד היות הבריה הזאת שקנתה השלימות ראויה לידבק בבוראהוכפי מה שירבה בשלימויות, כך הוא מרבה האחיזה וההתדבקות בו, עד שבהגיעו אל חכלית קניית השלימות, הנה הוא מגיע אל תכלית האחיזה וההתדבקות בו יתברך, ונמצא מתדבק בו יתברך ונהנה בטובו ומשתלם בו, והוא עצמו בעל טובו ...


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