Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Disquised Within Suffering

I learned the following significant lesson from my teacher [the Baal Shem Tov]: In all physical and spiritual suffering, man should consider that within this suffering is G-d, blessed be He, though in a disguised form. When man becomes aware of this, the disguise is removed, and the suffering and evil decrees are nullified.

(Rebbe Yaakov Yosef of Polonoye)