Dreaming of Moshiach

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Secret of Teshuva

From the sefer Chesed L’Avraham (Maayan 3, Nahar 40) written by the Kadosh Tzaddik Rav Avraham Azulai, zs'l.

How is it possible that a wicked person that followed lust all his life and transgressed but yet, when he regrets it and says "I sinned" all his sins are forgiven? Just because he regrets and admits he sinned, he is forgiven?

Every time a person sins and transgresses what the Creator commanded, it causes HKB'H to get angry and it causes the S'M to be happy.

If the person truly regrets what he did and says, "I sinned," the S'M gets extremely sad and HKB'H becomes very happy. The S'M becomes twice as sad than he was happy when a person does Teshuva and HKB'H becomes twice as happy as when He was angry when the person sinned.

In other words, when a person sins, he gives the S'M more power as well as escalates the S'M. When a person does Teshuva, it removes power from the S'M and causes the S'M to be lowered. Therefore, the S'M is double sad because the person is no longer sinning and his position descents.

But HaShem's happiness is double because:
1. The person lowered the S'M; and
2. The person did Teshuva.




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו