Thursday, January 1, 2009

"We each have to find our own gate"

“We believe that the Law has at least 600,000 different paths within it for individuals to enter.

There is what is called ‘the private gate’ for each of us.

And we each have to find our own gate.

The search for my own particular gate can be a very arduous one.

A man may search for years and find only doorways that are not his.

He may go on through all his life without really finding it.”

--Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

From The Strife of the Spirit, p. 225, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz