The Daily Chizzuk by our Rebbe Rav Eliezer Berland shlit”a — Are they putting you down? They’re throwing diamonds at you! Accepting the insult with love and building the Holy Temple!
Friday, 7 Nisan 5782
These are his holy words:
When a person merits, however much they are putting him down, however much they are making him “mah — what” [i.e. nothing, nullified], however much they are making out of him dust and ashes, [as it’s said] “and may my soul be like dust to all” (Amidah prayer) — they are throwing diamond onto you.
The Rebbe brings in [Likutey Moharan] Torah 277, [that they are] throwing diamonds onto you. When they are putting you down, they’re throwing diamonds onto you — don’t throw them back.
[If] they insult you, and you insult them back, you’ve lost a diamond. They’re building a house of diamonds for you [from all the insults and put-downs].
Binyamin stole the goblet [or so his brothers accused him of, when really Yosef’s servants put it in his sack in order to test the brothers.] For this, he received murderous blows.
Every blow that Binyamin received, he received another wall in the Holy Temple. If he had received a few more blows with love, he would have upheld the entire Temple.
For every blow that a person receives, every insult, and every humiliation, he upholds another portion of the Holy Temple.
A strip went out from the portion of Yehuda and entered the portion of Binyamin until the altar, and Binyamin the Tzaddik would concern himself every day with taking it. [Binyamin said to himself: If only] I had received a few more blows with love…