Baal Shem Tov Quotes

Rabbi Yisroel (Israel) ben Eliezer (born circa 1700, died 22 May 1760), often called Baal Shem Tov (Hebrew: ??? ?? ????, /?b??l ???m ?t?v/ or /?t?f/) or Besht, was a Jewish mystical rabbi. He is considered to be the founder of Hasidic Judaism (see also Mezhbizh Hasidic dynasty).

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The world is new to us every morning - and every man should believe he is reborn each day

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From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.

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Your fellow man is your mirror. If your own face is clean, the image you perceive will also be flawless. But should you look upon your fellow man and see a blemish, it is your own imperfection that you are encountering - you are being shown what it is that you must correct within yourself.

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From every human being there rises a light.

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Everybody is unique. Compare not yourself with anybody else lest you spoil God's curriculum.

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Before you can find God, you must lose yourself.

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He who is full of joy is full of love.

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The central aspect of worship is the feeling of being at one with God.

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Fear builds walls to bar the light.

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Pleasures are manifestations of God's name.

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Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." Why? Because every human being has a root in the Unity, and to reject the minutest particle of the Unity is to reject it all.

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For my sake, the entire world was created.

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As man acts, God reacts.

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Mind is the foundation of man.

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Forgetfulness leads to exile while remembrance is the secret of redemption.

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