Thursday, January 08, 2009

Putting Everything Aside

Despite the profound levels of understanding that I attained in the supernal roots of the Torah and the mitzvos, and despite all the spiritual ecstasy that I experienced, I put everything aside to serve Hashem in simple faith. I am a fool and believe – Ich bin a naar un gleib! And even though it is written: "A fool believes in everything," it is also written: "G-d protects the fools" (Tehillim 116:6).

(Baal Shem Tov)