Yedidah Cohen translated from Hebrew on the topic of Purim during our class this week. It was a writing by Rabbi Gottlieb, Yehuda Lev Ashlag and Baruch Ashlag, not currently available in English.
"The way of Mordecai is the way of Emunah, of Faith. Faith is a profound form of giving, because it is giving Kingship to Hashem.
"The way of Hamen is simply to receive. It does not involve giving Kingship to Hashem, the God of the Universe."
It's easy to see how these two personalities are constantly in a tug-of-war within each of us. Purim is a day to acknowledge it, and to surmount it, because we have a spiritual advantage. May we all surmount Hamen this year!
HAPPY PURIM 2016!