Friday, July 20, 2012
From Bilvavi.net- Rav Schwartz
The Rambam (De'ot 6:1) writes that one must live in the desert.
You can live with other people and yet be as in a desert.
One can live on his own, without copying anyone else.
The true life is when you build your own way of life with your own personal understanding....
The influences in this world are very strong.
The values are all wrong and our thinking can become distorted.
The proper way is to discover the truth on your own.
Then you will receive your own life from your own neshamah.
Then you will merit being like Adam before the sin. He had no one to emulate other than Hashem.
The Geulah will come when we don't copy others, but live from our own discovered truth.