Daily Lift: Radiate Love
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Daily Lift #75

Radiate Love

Did you ever wish you could change someone's negative feelings toward you into positive ones? Consider the following story:

In the days of Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin, it occurred that a butcher was angry at the Rabbi of his city for rendering a decision that the meat of a cow he wanted to sell was not kosher. In his anger, he devised a scheme to murder the Rabbi. On a pretext, he had the Rabbi travel with him on a lonely road. Along the way, the butcher took out his sharp knife and wanted to kill the Rabbi.

At first the Rabbi pleaded with the butcher to have compassion on him. But this was to no avail. When the Rabbi saw that nothing he could say would make a difference, he started to mentally focus on all of the positive qualities and attributes of the butcher. Suddenly there was an amazing transformation. The butcher began to cry, kissed the Rabbi, and begged his forgiveness.

The lesson: Love others and they can't help but to love you!

(see Rabbi Chaim Zaitchyk - Maayanai Hachaim, vol.3, p.191; Rabbi Pliskin's "Consulting the Wise")

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Visitor Comments: 2

(2) iddris sadiq bamba, February 19, 2013 1:57 AM

love is war

love is the foundness among all thus mr n ms trust.it can be sweet or beater depending on who is loving to whom

(1) Alausa lukman muterjayrow, April 16, 2012 1:36 AM

Love can also be defined as this look before you observe ,observe you venture,venture before you engage,engage before marriage

Real love is good to someone

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