The Sixties Radical-Azriel

We are the poor man of the Baal Shem Tov’s tale.

We are poor of vision, because our eyes are blind to wonder.

We are poor of heart, because we cannot delight in the ecstasy of that wonder.

We are poor of soul, because this materialistic world has robbed us of any sensitivity to that which can neither be seen nor touched.

And because we are the poor man, therefore we will not be satisfied with wonder, with ecstasy, or with anything spiritual or even divine. We will only be satisfied when we have the King alone.

Nothing else will placate us. Nothing, until, in every corner of our world, we find only Him.

Torat Menachem 5722, Yud Shvat, 10.

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2829956/jewish/We-Are-the-Poor.htm

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