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Truth From the Ground Up

When the Creator came to create the human being, Truth said, "Do not create him, for he is full of lies.

Kindness said, "Create him, for he will do acts of kindness."

What did the Creator do? He cast Truth earthward, and created the human being.

That is why it says, "Truth will sprout from the earth."

Midrash Rabba


Every argument in Torah can be reduced to the same crucial question:

Do we follow rigid, immutable truth, regardless? Or do we take into account the particulars of this situation? Do we look only from above-down, or do we take the view from below as well?

The debate is never easy, because truth is no longer truth once compromised. Rather, we need to find a way to hold both ends of the stick at once.

That is why the debate must occur among us human beings here on earth, and from there the resolution must sprout. For only in that way will Truth come down to earth, where it truly belongs.

Likutei Sichot, volume 17, page 114.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. To order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
 
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For two-and-a--half years, the House of Shammai and the House of Hillel debated. These said: It is better for man not to have been created than to have been created; and those said: It is better for man to have been created than to not have been created. In the end, they voted on it and concluded: It is better for man not to have been created than to have been created; but now that he was created, he should search his deeds.
— Talmud, Eruvin 13b
 

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