Thursday, 04 June 2015

I Am not an Animal

by Anonymous (See all authors)

Thanks for the constant chizuk. B"H I am on day 16 today!

Hi, just wanted to share and amazing quote from the Chazon Ish z"l:

"מעלתו ויחודיו של האדם אינו בכך שיכול לעשות מה שרוצה אלא בכך שיכול לעשות מה שאינו רוצה"
Translation: "The greatness and uniqueness of man is not that he can do that which he wants, but rather that he can do that which he does not want "

Meaning: what separates us from animals is our ability to act against our desires!!

When the yetzer hora tries to lure us into the trap of our physical desires, we should just say to him: I am not an animal, I am a human being! I CAN resist the temptation! I don't have to give in to you and I won't!