The greatest challenge is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshicha (1765-1827) used to say that everyone should keep a piece of paper with “for my sake the world was created” in one pocket, and a piece of paper with “I am but dust and ashes” in another. The Rabbi was expressing an existential truth: each individual being is important, but not self-important.
To study the Way is to study the self.
To study the self is to forget the self.
To forget the self is to allow the ten thousand things to flow.