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Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught…
Reb Nosson wrote: “Three times each day we make the blessing, ‘Who makes the seeds of salvation sprout,’ and so we must believe that everything that happens in the world, on a universal scale and down to the smallest particular, represents a sprouting of the seeds of salvation. To the degree that a person strengthens his faith in this, he merits to experience actual salvation.”
What does this mean to me?
|The redemption is called a process of sprouting, and if anyone has ever seen a seed make the transition to a sprout he knows that between the former and the latter is a period filled with what appears to be decay.|
We put a seed in the ground, and while the inner living core gathers strength for sprouting, the outer layers are consumed to feed the process. From a superficial view, the sprouting looks like death and decay…but deep inside, the living and growing process is unfolding.
The order of the Mishnah that deals with agricultural laws is called Zera’im-“Seeds.” The sages nicknamed it Emunah, “Faith.” It takes faith to sow a seed and nurture it, and it takes faith in the wisdom of Divine providence to witness all that happens to us—in us and around us—and know that we are involved in the sprouting of salvation.
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I subscribed to narrowbridge emails a few days ago and today’s mailing was just what I needed… “When a person’s voice thunders with holy words … straightens out his twisted heart. Then he can feel joy in his observance of the mitzvoth” This is awesome, I’ll try to keep this thought in my mind.
Beautiful – Your doing a Great Job – Keep it Up!!!!
Each week I look forward to these messages from the Rebbe. I always feel spiritually nourished and uplifted. Grateful to also be in the company of beloved Friends.
THAT HIT RIGHT TO THE HEART, B’H. MAY HIS GLORY LIVE IN OUR LIVES TODAY,
So amazing to have recieved this when I did, we had just finished learning the story of the Simpleton and the Sophisticate and had spent many weeks and hours of conversation and process of how to integrate this lesson into our daily lives, especially since we are so used to complexity and complication. Amazing and so Bashert. Thank you as always.