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230. The Lord Is High and the Low Will See

I heard on Shabbat Teruma, March 5, 1949, Tel-Aviv

“The Lord is high and the low will see.” How can there be equivalence with the Lord, when man is the receiver and the Lord is the Giver? The verse says to that: “The Lord is high and the low will see.” If one revokes oneself, then no authority separates one from the Creator, and then he will “see,” meaning he will be awarded Mochin (Lights) of Hochma (wisdom).

“And the haughty He knoweth from afar.” But one who is proud, who has his own authority, he is remote, since he lacks the equivalence.

And lowliness does not imply lowering oneself before others; this is humbleness, and one feels wholeness in this work. Lowliness means that the world despises him. It is precisely when people despise him that it is considered lowliness, and then one does not feel any wholeness, since it is a law – what people think, affect a person. Hence, if people value him, he feels whole, and those whom people despise consider themselves low.

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