The Danger of Lashon Hara and the Importance of Shmiras Halashon (part 5)
If you speak lashon hara against someone else, the Satan has permission to bad mouth you. Once the Satan speaks against you your deeds are examined (מעורר דין).
Shmiras halashon wasn't merely a merit the Jews had that enabled them to be redeemed from egypt, there something inherent in the redemption process itself that necessitates shmiras halashon. Why?
Man is a model of the ten sefirot. When one does a sin he damages the corresponding part of the body. The tongue parallels יסוד.
Shiur provided courtesy of torahthinking.com