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Maturity of the Mind

Likutei Moharan 53

Abraham and Sarah were the strongest in converting people, because they didn’t physically have children yet. They realized, ‘Why don’t we have children yet? Because our minds aren’t ready. How do we make our mind ready physically? By having a lot of children spiritually.’ It’s a gevalt.

Therefore, Rebbe Nachman says that at the moment when Abraham reached the ‘highest quantity of converting,’ then he had Yitzchak.

Tzadikim are running after people to talk to them about G-d because they want their minds to reach the utmost level of maturity. This is the deepest depth there is. And, therefore, the old tzadikim are the ones with the ability to bless people who have no children that they should have children, because the tzadikim have the key for children in their hands: because they have so many children spiritually, so they are on the level that they are able to give others maturity of the mind. It’s very deep.

That means, if a tzadik blesses you to have children, he doesn’t just bless you that you should have children, he blesses you that your mind should be on the level that it becomes real. What does it mean to be mature, to have this holy mind of having children? It means that your mind and G-d’s mind become one. Because your mind, the human mind, can know one thing and yet do something else. But G-d’s mind is that it becomes real.


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Little Josh was brought to Dr. Gill cause he hadn’t eaten anything for days. Dr. Gill offered him all the goodies he could think of. No luck. He tried a little scolding. It didn’t work. A little pleading, to no avail. Finally he sat down, faced the boy, looked him in the eye. He said, “Look young man, if you can be stubborn, so can I. You’re not going anywhere till you eat something. You can have whatever you want, but only after you have eaten will you leave.” Josh just sat and glared for some time, then said “OK. I’ll eat but I have some conditions. First, I’ll have exactly what I want and exactly how I want it and second you’ll share with me.” Dr. Gill was OK with this. He asked the child what he’d like. “Worms!” said Josh. Dr. Gill was horrified but didn’t want to back out and seem like a loser. So, he ordered a plate of worms to be brought in. “Not that many, just one,” yelled Josh as he saw the plate. So, everything other than one worm was removed. Josh then demanded that the single worm be cut into two pieces and then Dr. Gill eat half. Dr. Gill went through the worst ordeal of his life, and after finishing, barely managing to keep his cool, said, “OK, now eat!” Josh refused as he sobbed, “No way! You ate my half!”


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