“Moves Back His Neighbor’s Landmark”

laitman_571_08Torah, Deuteronomy 27:17: Cursed be he who moves back his neighbor’s landmark. And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

“Moves back his neighbor’s landmark” means to steal from the other person what was allotted to him from above and to use this to work on himself. By this, you steal from him a chance to correct his soul; you somehow obscure this possibility, do not give enough, do not direct him properly and do not participate together with him in his own action of correction.

Such a state is called a curse. It is as if a person strikes his own soul with a terrible ulcer. That is, all those desires and aspirations that he must create in himself to become like the Creator, he partially transforms into qualities that are opposite to the Creator for the sake of petty egoistic gain, and he cannot do anything with himself.

Usually, this is a consequence of his wrong connection with the environment. After all, only in the environment can he find the force that will help him to resist all the temptations supplied to him by the Creator.

He, on the contrary, cuts off an opportunity for mutual connection with others instead of helping them to not cut off “spikelets from the edge of the field.”

There are many different conditions in which a person—by supposedly doing good for another—actually does him bad.
We see that most of the Torah laws seem in our world to be not quite fair, to put it mildly. And this is really so.

For example, many people oppose the fattening and the slaughtering of livestock that we do in order to provide us with meat, food, furs, and various products from animal skin. They believe that humans should not do this. We gained power over animals, in the form of reason, not in order to use them this way.

However, the Torah speaks about totally different things: It says that, precisely by developing animals, raising them, caring for them, fattening them, killing them properly, and then cutting and using them, we elevate their purpose to be for the sake of the development of man. This is the same thing that each of us should do to the animal that lives within us: develop it correctly, grow it, and kill it within yourself in order to be able to feed man.

You should act this way with animals outside of you as well as with your own animal that is within you.

Question: It is said that everything is created for a person. Does this mean that a man is like a “crown of nature”?

Answer: Yes, if he behaves correctly, he can use this to grow a man or Adam (meaning similar to the Creator) from himself. If he cannot do this, he is even worse than an animal. If people had studied the laws of nature correctly, they would have seen that kosher cattle slaughter is the most correct way. We just need to look at this objectively.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/23/16

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