Emor: Chapter 43

"Whoever curses his Elohim"


Rabbi Yitzchak says that one must not allow the Evil Inclination to enter him, because then a foreign El dwells in him and then he transgresses the Torah. Therefore "whoever curses his Elohim" can claim he was cursing the Evil Inclination that is inside him, but anyone who blasphemes the name of Hashem shall be put to death in this world, and in the World to Come, because all the worlds depend on the Holy Name. While walking through the fields, Rabbi Shimon tells the rabbis that everything in the world serves the world somehow, and that one must not treat anything with contempt. Even things that seem to harm the world are actually good as they serve the world in some way.