Monday, January 12, 2009

"A rigid, unchanging way is wrong"

“In general, there are no preconceptions about what is the correct conduct for all situations, since the correctness of a way of being is itself only measurable in terms of a specific set of circumstances that may or may not recur.

There is therefore no possibility of fixing a single standard of behavior.

If anything is clear, it is that a rigid, unchanging way is wrong”

--Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

From The Thirteen Petalled Rose, p. 105, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz