“The holy temple must be built in our inner spirit every day through thoughts and acts of kindness and compassion. We need to know that when the longing to be good to all is intensified in us an illumination from the higher realm has reached us.” -Rav Kook ZT’L
RAV KOOK ON NOACH: HOW TO BE A COMPLETE TZADIK IN OUR GENERATION
“Noach was the complete tzadik of his generation because he fully integrated his emotions and intellect and was thus able to walk with Elohim.”
RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT RE’EH:HOW TO BE BLESSEDLY HAPPY
“We can thus fully actualize the exalted ideals of life.
The Torah of Israel is outstanding in crystallizing the idealism that will spread across all of the configurations of life.” (Rav Kook)
In Honor Of Shavuot: Rav Kook On Why The Creator Spoke To Israel
“Knesset Yisrael/The Community of Israel aspires to the tikkun/repair of the world in all its fullness.”
RAV KOOK ON ‘MILCHAMA/WAR’: Part 2: ISRAEL MUST FIX THE WORLD
“Knesset Israel/The Community of Israel aspires to tikkun olam/repair the world in all its fullness and to effect purifying and original forgiveness. This comes not merely from the salvation of a human’s soul and improvement of their will….but rather from a comprehensive correction of the very cause of sins.” Rav Kook
RAV KOOK ON ‘MILCHAMA’:Part 1-WAR! WHY?
“We see that the spiritual and practical fabric of civilization in its present state can not prevent, despite all its glorious wisdom, wholesale slaughter and fearful world-destruction.”-Rav Kook
RAV KOOK’S ILLUMINATED GUIDE TO ENLIGHTENMENT: Step 2-BECOME A UNIVERSALIST
“We must raise our thought and will and basic preoccupations towards universality, to the inclusion of all, to the whole world, to the collective of Israel, to all existence.” -Rav Kook
WHAT RAV KOOK SAYS WE NEED TO DO IMMEDIATELY TO FIX THE WORLD: STEP 4- GROW LOVE, ERASE HATE
“The heart must be filled with love for all.
The love of all creation comes first, then comes the love for all humankind, and then follows the love for Israel. It is the destiny of Israel to serve toward the perfection of all things. The objective of the entire Torah is to remove the roadblocks so that universal love will spread and extend to all realms of life.” Rav Kook
WHAT RAV KOOK SAYS WE MUST DO IMMEDIATELY TO FIX THE WORLD: STEP 3-DEVELOP UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS
“All our thoughts must be directed to disclose the lights of the higher general harmony….When we confront the human scene and find divisions among, nations, religions, parties, with goals in conflict, we must endeavor with all our might to bring all together, to mend and to unite. We must preserve and develop every particular and our collective whole must be united and abounding in shalom-peace.”