When I despair, I remember that all through history the
ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants,
and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but
in the end they always fall. Think of it ... always.
believe in the essential unity of humanity and for that matter,
of all lives. Therefore, I believe that if one person gains
spiritually, the whole world gains with that person, and if
one person falls, the whole world falls to that extent.
Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where
power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the
shadow of the other.
We cannot heal the wounds we do not feel.
If humanity does not opt
for integrity we are through, completely. It is absolutely touch
and go. Each one of us could make the difference.
Whatever the tasks, do them slowly with ease,
Don't do any tasks in order to get them over with.
Resolve to do each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention.
Death is not the biggest
fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive
the risk to be alive and express what we really are.
|The more you understand yourself
and your emotions, the more you necessarily love God.
|Everything God does is love
even when we do not understand Him.
When I appear before
the Almighty, I am not afraid to be asked: Reb Zusia,
why have you not been like Abraham, the patriarch, or like
Moses, our great teacher? The question I truly fear
is: Reb Zusia, have you truly been Reb Zusia?
There is a space within the heart in which all space is
contained. Fire, air, sun, moon, lightning and stars - everything
exists within. When we pass beyond the mind with its measuring
faculties, with its categories of time and space, we find
the very ground of the universe. There all things are not
dead matter as Western science has told us for so long. They
are life and intelligence.
Western man has been turning outwards to the world of senses
for centuries and losing himself in outer space. The time
has now come to turn inwards, to learn to explore the inner
space within the heart, and to make that long and exciting
journey to the Centre. Compared with this, the exploration
of the moon and planets is the play of children.
that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless
that wants our love.
|The eye through which
I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye
and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.
|From within or from behind,
a light shines through us upon things and makes us aware that
we are nothing, but the light is all.
|Wherever you turn is
|By Love, God may be gotten
and held; but by thinking, never.
|Why do you resist forgiving
others when God gives you His Love so freely?
|Every secret is told,
every crime is punished, every virtue rewarded, every wrong
redressed, in silence and certainty.
in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can
truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection
I have for them
. Solitude and silence teach me to love
my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.
|Three passions have governed
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of humanity.
brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.
Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.
This has been my life; I found it worth living.