Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

The Duties of the Heart

Gate One. “The Wholehearted Acceptance of the Oneness of G-d”

Chapter Nine

Those of us in search of spiritual excellence now know a great and overarching truism. That truly "No one can compare to You", G-d (Psalms 40:6), and that indeed, "G-d who is our L-rd, is One G-d" (Deuteronomy 6:4). For we now know all that that implies.

Thanks to what we've learned we've come to understand that G-d is the one and only Creator of this complex and multifarious universe; that He alone is truly, simply, and absolutely one; and that His Being is utterly removed from our experience (after all, He has no attributes and can't really be described).

We're thus privy to insights few people have, and are privileged to have had our doubts swept away in a great wind-storm of clarity.

Taking the truth of all this to heart can turn us around and enable us to be the people we're capable of being. After all-- we know.

Questions now pop up, though. Isn't G-d described in many ways in the Torah? And isn't He depicted as doing or feeling this or that? Doesn't that contradict all we've learned?

We'll begin to touch upon all that the next time.

Subscribe to Spiritual Excellence and receive the class via e-mail.


 






ARTICLES ON LECH LECHA:

View Complete List

Outsiders
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5756

Saved in Yaakov's Merit
Shlomo Katz - 5761

I Too Was Struck
Rabbi Label Lam - 5768

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Nowhere Man
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5764

From Egypt to Israel
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5766

It's All About Redemption Part III
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5766

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

The Unique Level of Avraham
Rabbi Yosef Kalatsky - 5763

Priorities Confused
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5759

Lech Lecha: Avraham "Our Father"
Shlomo Katz - 5766

ArtScroll

Environmental Hazard
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5774

Reaching Greatness: Living in the Land of Israel
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5775

What Happened To Lot?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765

> You Shall Live by Them
Shlomo Katz - 5758

The Treaty
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5773

Avraham Foreshadowed Self-Sacrifice To Make Aliyah
- 5768

Ask for Spiritual Wealth
Shlomo Katz - 5762



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information