The Sixties Radical-Azriel


If we were truly humble, we would not be forever searching higher paths on the mountaintops. We would look in the simple places, in the practical things that need to be done.

True, all these places lie in a world of falsehood, in a transient world where people have needs because they believe these are needs, where people suffer pain by causing themselves pain. In a world where your own motives are always in question, because so often you have more to gain by giving than those to whom you give will receive.

But the soul that knows its place knows that, nevertheless, this is where the great and lofty G‑d can most be found—in a simple act of lending a hand or whispering a comforting word in a world of falsehood and delusions.

Reshimat Nefesh Hashefalah, cited and elucidated in Likkutei Sichot, vol. 16, pp. 41ff.

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