The Segulah of This Day
The original Guardureyes.com website was launched on the 22nd of Tamuz - exactly four years ago. The Yartzeit of Rav Shlomo Karliner is also today, on the 22nd Tamuz. Tzadikim say that although the 3 weeks are generally a bad time to start anything new, the day of Rav Shlomo's Yartzeit is a day when it is especially mesugal to start something new, and to make a personal RENEWAL. As a matter of fact, many Chassidim try to find a new fruit on this day to make a "shehechiyanu".
It seems to be divinely orchestrated that the Yartzeit of Rav Shlomo of Karlin and the birthday of GuardYourEyes fall out on the same day, and here's why:
Rav Shlomo Karliner was killed al Kiddush Hashem by a Russian Cossack, and Tzadikim said he was the bechina of Moshiach Ben Yosef. Yosef was born and died in the month of Tammuz. This is because the Koach of Yosef will one day overpower Esav as the Pasuk says "and the house of Yosef will be a flame and the house of Eisav will be like straw". Yosef's flame of Kedusha will devour and eradicate the power of Eisav from the world. But before Moshiach comes, Esav's Koach seems to overpower Yosef during the three weeks (as the Zohar says, that the month of Tamuz belongs to Eisav now) and Yosef needs to "die" (be mistalek) in order to combat Eisav. We all know that the death of Moshiach Ben Yosef is an integral part of the Ge'ulah. Only after Moshiach ben Yosef dies can Moshiach Ben David reveal himself.
The GuardYourEyes community is part of the light of Yosef that shines forth after the holy bechina of Yosef seems to have been "killed" - kaviyachol - by Esav and all his impurities, just as the bechina of Yosef (tikkun ha'Yesod) seems to have been destroyed by the terrible promiscuity in the world we live in today. Our network is perhaps a harbinger of the Ge'ulah; the fulfillment of what the holy Ohr Hachayim Hakadosh writes (Shemos 3:8), that before Moshiach comes the Yidden will be subjected to the 50th level of impurity (i.e. the death of Yosef -Kaviyachol), yet they will find the strength through the Koach HaTorah to enter into the mouth of the Satan and remove that which he had swallowed from his very mouth. ("Le'hotzi Bo'loi Mi'piv", i.e. using the power of the internet, the Satan's very tool, to bring out the sparks of Kedusha that had fallen prey to the 50th level of Tumah). GYE is re-inspiring Klal Yisrael with the power of Kedusha (which is the power of "restriction" -as Chazal say, "wherever you find a geder Erva, you find Kedusha"). We are fighting the koach of Eisav in our generation, which is the power of "Freedom" = lack of restrictions. (Perhaps that is why America's celebration of Freedom, July 4th, usually falls out in Tamuz).
In the merit of the birthday of this holy community of Hashem's "front-line soldiers" and the Yartzeit of Rabbi Shlomo Karliner, let us take-hold today of this power of renewal and bring forth the Geulah!