Sunday, April 06, 2008

Prideful Purgatory

Yankel: So, you know what kind of hell a haughty person gets?
Berel: No, what kind?
Yankel: Well, he gets up there, and he's all prepared for them to give it to him -
Berel: Why? He's a stuck-up good-for-nothing - he thinks that he's perfect!
Yankel: Yeah, yeah. But he also knows what a great potential he had. True, his perfection is mind-blowingly awesome, but he still knows that they'll get him because of the even greater heights he could have reached.
Berel: So what's his hell?
Yankel: They tell him, "Nah, you couldn't have done it..."

4 Comments:

Anonymous dn said...

If that's all the gehinnom I'll get, I think I can handle it.

7/4/08 12:46 AM  
Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...

If you were REALLY haughty then you wouldn't think this post applied to you... :-)

7/4/08 10:08 AM  
Anonymous dn said...

Never heard of a Self-Aware Baal Gaavah?
(It's what happens when you habitually leave early from mussar seder.)

7/4/08 10:23 AM  
Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...

:-)

7/4/08 10:25 AM  

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